I’m trying to set up my new mac with Devonthink. I’m not using the migration assistant.
I have synced my DT files via my own NAS using WebDAV. So far I’ve got that up and running, at least the databases are showing up, though not all at once but step by step, sometimes they don’t show at all.
Anyways, I double-clicked on one of my distant databases and set the same place to save them as before and now it tries to sync, which does not work: File lots of numbers and lettters.manifest in Database “Kitchen” is missing. This happens quite a lot. In the end I get the message that “Authentication failed”. Which shouldn’t be true, as I can see the databases. This also applies to the inbox.
Is this because I didn’t copy the databases from my old computer? Where is my mistake here?
€: A quick update. Two files are now showing up on my computer. But that’s basically it so far.
The DEVONthink “files” on your NAS server are not the database.
Hence when you “double click” (presumably using Finder?) those so-called “distant-databases” they are not a database, hence the “lots of numbers and letters”.
Things to try. Others may have other ideas.
do you have a real backup of the DEVONthink databases available from say TimeMachine, or other backup method? Those backups could be on the NAS, but as backups but not “sync”? If so, restore.
if no backup available, in DEVONthink go to the Sync tab in DEVONthink “Settings” and connect to the sync location where you have those sync files on the NAS. On the “Remote” list at the bottom, “Import” the databases from the remote location to the local disk.
A pity you did not use the macOS Migration Assistant.
Exactly how are you trying? What happens when you do the “Import” from Remote to Local? Do you see the databases you are looking for in the “remote” list? Have you correctly connected to the WebDAV server on the NAS device?
So I went to Settings → Sync.
I added a new WebDav location and filled in the same information I used on my old mac. On the right side, I can see my local inbox and I see all my remote databases. I then double-clicked on one of my remote databases, which opened a menu called “Import database”. I then chose the place on my computer (documents, as I used this before) and created it. After hat I waited a minute. The protocol showed up, showing the knowin issues. Synchronisation is set to automatically synchronize.