What's the best way to "mirror" your Desktop with your Laptop?

Discussion in 'OS X and OS X Apps' started by 02xtrm, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. 02xtrm

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    I do quite a bit of work (and play) on both my iMac G5 and MBPro, and ideally I'd like to be able to do everything I do on my desktop, on my MBPro when I'm mobile- with all of my files in tow. Difference in HD storage space aside, my questions are these:

    Is there a way to set Time Machine to recognize my 2 Macs as one, when backing up? (with the purpose of updating my MBPro every now and then with it)

    The Mac "Migrate" feature has saved my _ss more than once, and I swear by it. Is there a way to use it as an update tool for my MBPro?

    I'd appreciate your advice, you Mac experts you... :rolleyes: Thanks in advance.
     
  2. raypin

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    @02xtrm.....interesting problem there. You could use a software like this to synchronize data between two macs and it should work if you have mirrored your apps on your macs, sync both macs then TM either mac, but its not for free:

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  3. PatrickGaerlan

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    @02xtrm, right now, there's no way for TM to use a single backup for 2 Macs. Raypin's FoldersSynchronizer suggestion is a good one. That's what I actually used to do my backups with before I switched over to TM. The standard version is not too expensive at $40.

    A newer app that you might want to check out too is Synk. It has a feature called ZeroScan, it "makes updating your backups blazingly fast". You'll notice that backup apps can take a while as it compares the old files in the backup with the new files on your machine, ZeroScan supposedly eliminates that wait. At $35 for the standard version, it's even cheaper than FoldersSynchronizer.
     
  4. 02xtrm

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    @raypin: Thanks for your suggestion- will check it out. :)

    @ PatrickGaerlan: Thank you- that deserves close inspection :)

    You guys have been very helpful.

    Best regards!

    02xtrm
     
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    Foldershare.com for near real-time sync of files for your documents. It's great!
     
  6. 02xtrm

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    Lotsa options! Great! Thanks for this. :rolleyes:
     

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