I have a Mac mini that runs 24x7 and hosts the primary installation of DTPO. I have a number of databases that are being shared out over the local network (via Bonjour) to my iPad, iPhone & MacBook. All is working perfectly. I have also experimented with Dropbox syncing and this also worked very well. I also understand how you can configure the system to sync some databases locally and others via DropBox, as well as the inherent compromises with a Dropbox based approach; i.e. some latency and the inevitable delay of cloud syncing (upload and download speeds).
- is there a preference or recommendation for either Dropbox or Bonjour, from a reliability perspective ?
- if a database is configured to sync over both Bonjour and Dropbox, what happens when a client is on the local network
My scenario will be 75% usage based at home, so Bonjour appears preferable from a speed and latency perspective. However, I would also like the ability to connect when away from home. So ideally I would like to set up both methods of sync for each database and primarily use Bonjour, with syncing going on in the background to DropBox.