I have tried using both iCloud and Bonjour (and actually still do for one small database) but I don’t know if this is a good solution in the long run. I get into trouble with iCloud because of “missing manifest files” and this is iCloud related (I think). I then usually delete the database on my mobile device and from the sync store on iCloud and start over (therefore I only dare to try this with a small database).
You can set download on demand on Bonjour I think but to really download you need to have the devices on the same network of course.
What would I give for a working DTTG, maybe just a comprehensive, understandable, idiot proof, step by step description on how to make it work.
I’ve DTP on my macbook. My databases are synched via Webdav to my cloud server (SeaFile). So far, so good.
I want my iphone and my ipad automatically be in sync with a database that I always work with on my mac. I don’t want to wait. Like OP I typically have to grab my iPhone and head off. I’ve no time to wait / open DTTG to make it kindly synchronize.
I just opened DTTG again, and am seeing the last time I tried - in vain - to even somehow make it work is back in 2020.
Just shoutout, is there anyone who actually is using it? I don’t want to waste any time on that if it’s not working reliably anyway.
I’ve about half a million entries in my database.
DTP is a lifeline, a reliable storage for things like email. DTTP so far was a complete waste of money and time.
Yes, on four devices, with WebDAV, reliably (if the server is available) and fast. Someone might be able to help you if you were providing any useful information. A lengthy „it’s not working“ is not useful. And yes, DTTG has to run to be able to sync, as has been explained here patiently several times already.
Now what I’ve understand so far is that I’ve set up a sync target from my macbook to my webdav server. On my webdav server, I then see like a MyDatabase.dtCloud in some directory. So I’m setting the URL on the iPad to https://my.server.com/seafdav/somedirectory/ and the sync store name to MyDatabase. Now it is synchronizing.
Let’s see how that works out.
I can’t really see any meaningful progress so far except for that little cloud icon.
I did provide the facts: I’ve a very reliable webdav server. I’ve about a quarter million objects in the database I want to sync. I’ve a Macbook, an iPad. I want the data that I have in my macbook in my DTP database to be reliably synched over to my iPad. To have it, well, “To Go.”
I’ve tried using the webdav setup, but it appeared that it restarts synching every object when I re-open the app. I’ve found nowhere in the documentation that it should do that.
So the honest question is of course, is DTTG even made for something bigger, like hundreds of thousands of objects? Because if “it works for me” means that it synchronizes a couple hundred documents only, then no need to waste time with it.
As reported in this forum over and over Apple’s Cloud services unreliable and slow for many. Bonjour is considered the quickest and most reliable. I use Bonjour, WebDav on Synology NAS, and Dropbox. First sync takes time it takes. After that of course quicker with only the changes synced.
OK I’ve now reduced the number of items to sync to like 25k.
DTTG keeps crashing at some random point, then when restarted, starts synching from the beginning.
I also wonder why it keeps re-synchronizing items that it probably already has. There should be an option for like “read only” items that never ever change.
12:30 - 14700 / 23778 - next crash
12:40 - 19770 / 23778 - next crash
12:48 - 18020 / 23778 - next crash. This time I was trying Bonjour
13:01 - 23200 / 23778 - next crash. Interestingly, I see a protocol which says no internet connection, and twice “database busy.”
What I’m also observing is that towards the very end, it keeps getting much slower.
13:11 - 23540 / 23778 - next crash.
13:12 - 5406 / 5406 (Bonjour) - complete. Now it’s running again through but doesn’t give an x/y number.
13:20 - During this run-through, yet another crash.
13:28 - And next crash… I’ll keep logging these so someone may note how much of a suffering DTTG really is.
13:35 - Crash.
13:51 - It finally went through. Now I see the number of items running up - I guest it now has the records locally and is importing them. At this point, it shows a progress bar, but not really how much is left to do in terms of number of records - similar to what was happening previously with the Bonjour sync.