The latest sync engine is great and it is working extremely well in one condition. Also, thanks for letting us get rid of the mobile sync folder in the latest version. However, there is one issue I have not been able to resolve, and I hope you can help.
I have multiple Mac’s (2 iMac’s and Macbook), and multiple iOS (iPhone and iPad’s). I have the sync set up via Dropbox in one of my Mac’s and everything is synching fine from that Mac and rest of the iOS devices bidirectionally. Happy camper as I said.
However, I can’t get my the other Mac’s to sync using this Dropbox set up. I tried to see if I could set my Mac to sync via iCloud instead of Dropbox. So, I set up the iCloud set up on the same Mac that I set up the Dropbox sync, and then tried to set up the iCloud sync in other Mac’s. However, the location of the sync packet is not the same for each Mac. One Mac (one that has the master sync file using Dropbox) put the packet in the subfolder (Devonsync I believe) under ICloud but my the other Mac put the packet in the main directory of ICloud. So, they cannot locate the same packet.
What is the best way to set up the sync so that I can sync all my Mac’s and iOS devices altogether?
The packet in one of my iMac’s goes into the devonsync subfolder under the iCloud, and the other one goes into the iCloud root directory. I have specified the same name for the sync packet. Since the packet locations are different, they do not sync at all.
For Dropbox sync, when I import the remote database from the sync dataset, the blank database appears and none of my entries show up in the database. And of course, I can’t sync them at all.
Can you outline the sync procedure for my type of set up? I can’t believe this is a unique set up since many people I know use multiple mac’s and iOS devices.
Thanks for the steps. That is exactly the same steps I have followed with all my syncs, but they are not syncing as expected. For now, I have one set up syncing properly (one Mac to multiple iOS devices), so I have a work-around to my issue, but when I travel with my Macbook, I can see this issue becoming critical.
Here is the exact locations of my sync packet.
For my iMac that has the master (it’s the first device I set up the sync) dropbox sync, the file packet folder (it’s a folder, not a file) is located under the subfolder called “DEVONthink Packet Sync.” Under the packet sync folder, I have two subfolders with a bunch of alphanumeric names.
For my Macbook, the sync packet, it’s a file named Devonsync.dtCloud (name I gave the packet) sits on the root directory of iCloud.