I know synchronization and backups are complicated topics, and I’ve read the various postings explaining why. I am considering using Devonsync or Chronosync, but haven’t yet taken the plunge. More comments on the tradeoffs between the two, or user experiences with each, would be welcome. But really, I may not need a fully fledged synch program because I mostly now use DTPO on one computer – and I can be religious about only doing that, and not trying to keep the database precisely synched on two computers. However, this leaves the question of backups for safety. I’m aware that I can make backups/archives from within DTPO, and that I should do so regularly, and that doing so is completely safe. The downside, of course, is that I need to remember to do so at the proper interval, and this is one more thing in an already complex workflow. Hence I’m also wondering about using automated approaches.
I believe – but would love to confirm – that TimeMachine/TimeCapsule backups will work with DTPO (and ideally with Sente and Scrivener, which I also use). I don’t think there is much doubt that they will. But further, and here’s where I hope someone on the forum has experience, I’m also using a Pogoplug, with ActiveCopy to back up all my files to a remote HD. This includes DTPO databases, Scrivener project files, and Sente libraries. Leaving aside the latter two programs – this is a DTPO forum, after all – does anyone have experience using Pogoplug for DTPO backups? Will the files be usable if I need them later? I think so, since the backups are going only one direction – I’m not working with any files on the Pogoplug while DTPO is open on my computer – but all advice welcome.