I’ve been happily using DEVONthink with my MacBook Pro, syncing to my own WebDAV server so that I can use DEVONthink To Go. All is well.
Now, I just got a new M1 Mac mini. I installed DEVONthink on its hard drive and de-activated my license for my MacBook Pro.
To set up sync, what’s the best practice? Should I copy my DEVONthink databases from my MacBook Pro to the Mac mini or should I set up sync with the WebDAV server and ask it to sync with my Mac mini? Or does it matter?
OK, you’re right about that @chrillek. Thanks. When I first tried to register on my new computer I got a message that I had no more free seats available. I don’t know which of my old machines was still registered, but using the DT web site I’m now registered on both my new Mac mini and my older MacBook Pro.
@BLUEFROG Jim, sorry to be dense, but I’m still unsure of how best to access my DT databases from my new main device, the Mac mini. Is it best to copy them from the older device to the newer one. I, of course, want to be able to continue to sync with DT2G.
New to Devonthink, need some help migrating to a new iMac. Limited computer skills by all accounts. 1 month ago was able to migrate to my laptop simply by downloading the app and using the bonjour and the synching feature in the DT preferences. Everything worked. On a new iMac21 I tried the same thing after removing the licence on my laptop. For some reason nothing is uploading ? What am I doing wrong ? And if I wanted to try this manually, what files do I need to copy ? Any way of using airdrop ? Thanks
If so, you could enable Bonjour on it in DEVONthink’s Preferences > Sync, then connect the new iMac to it as a client. You could then download the databases from the Remote section of the databases list on the right of the sync location, just as you did with the laptop.
Thanks, not sure how I did it … but I did it. The bonjour options was not selected on my old Mac, and I selected the iCloud (cloud kit) and another option with the 3 triangle symbol … and Bob’s your uncle, it seems to have worked, Thanks
Like the OP, I also have a new Mac, and have set it up from scratch … i.e. did not use migration assistant.
I no longer have access to the old mac.
Databases are synced using CloudKit, but I don’t see them in iCloud Driver, so can’t import them.
DT on the phone is working perfectly, so I am 100% sure the databases on on iCloud (somewhere!).
How do I get the databases on my new mac? Surely I should be able to connect to iCloud and download them?
In Preferences > Sync e.g. when adding a new sync location. Or afterwards by selecting the sync location first and clicking on the Info button. Especially the encryption key has to be identical to the one used on the former Mac.
Again, the side note… Sync is not a backup, neither advertised nor advocated as such. We strongly advocate proper primary backups using TimeMachine (or similar snapshot-style backup applications) and external drives. Also, you should read the series of articles we posted: DEVONtechnologies | Search & Find
And now that your new Mac is in your hands, it’s a perfect time to set up the backups