i am stumped. i want to sync mac 1 with mac 2. but, i can’t get it to work. Any help would be appreciated.
i haven’t had two macs in a long while, and this will be my first time syncing. it is entirely possible that i am simply incompetent.
(1) save local sync of mac 1 to external drive. i have a 14 gb database, i end up with a thirty something local sync file. it’s bigger than i’d like, but at least i know stuff is there.
(2) unplug drive from mac 1 and plug it into mac 2.
(3) go to preferences on mac 2, open up the sync window, and then what? could someone give me the boxes to check or buttons to press? nothing is working for me.
some complications: mac 1 is indexing a folder in my spideroak (cloud sync) account. relative paths are the same (it shouldn’t matter for this anyhow). i don’t want to use dropbox because of security issues. i don’t want to carry the computer back and forth to work, so no direct sync. ideally, i could sync through spider oak and any files changed on mac 2 would be in the indexed folders (folders exist in spideroak on mac 2, but i suppose this indexed relationship wouldn’t be recognized on mac 2. i could just index the spideroak files on mac 2, but the databases wouldn’t match up.
i’ve contacted support, and they are working with me, but i suspect user error / confusion on part.