The only time Dropbox has failed me (when it wasn’t my fault) is when I encrypted the database. I’m not sure what it was but it seems that Dropbox simply couldn’t handle some of the encrypted files. If this is the case for you you might try unencrypting it and seeing if it works better.
Thanks Korm. Your various posts have convinced me to get ChronoSync and to use it to sync my laptop and desktop. Theoretically, when I send my MacMini offsite to be used a a server, I will sync it as well. It sounds like a much better solution overall.
I am running Leopard on my laptop and Lion on my desktop. I will only be syncing my documents and databases and such and hope that won’t be a problem. I suppose, I will know soon enough!!
You can have DEVONthink running on both machines, but you shouldn’t have the database(s) that you are synchronizing open on any machine.
Just have Chronosync terminate DEVONthink before the synchronization starts.
In the Options tab of any Chronosync synchronizer document
To terminate DEVONthink, create, compile, and save this script. Then reference the saved file in Chronosync options as a pre-synchronization script. Note that the script has an outer “try” which contains a two minute delay – to give DEVONthink time to shut down before Chronosync attempts the next step. If you want to get fancy, the script could send you an SMS when it is finished.
tell application id "com.devon-technologies.thinkpro2"
The pre- and post-flight scripts offer a significant advantage over the alternative.