I am using Synchronize Pro (http://www.qdea.com/) to synchronize between my MacBook Air and the "desktop" Mac. The latter makes the volume where the pdf repository resides available via afp and Synchronize Pro scripts do the rest.
Syncing incrementally between my machines works nicely. First I sync my bib file and then also any changed, added, deleted pdf in the pdf repository. However, some caveats remain, in particular since I use absolute pdf paths to my pdf repository and that path is not identical on the two Macs. To overcome the breaking of the file links in BibDesk, I have created on both machines symbolic links to emulate the absolute path of the other machine in addition to the one physically in use. This method works fine once the symbolic links are defined.
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On 16/Apr/2010, at 21:17 , Jung-Tsung Shen wrote:
> I recently purchased an imac for my home so I can leave my macbook in
> my office and don't have to haul it back and forth between my home and
> my office. I managed to have most crucial programs to be installed on
> this new imac, but am now puzzling over what I should do to make the
> bib databases of the two computers synchronized?
> Here is the situation:
> 1. Both computers on each side obtains its ip address via DHCP (so no
> static ip);
> 2. At this moment, the database is on my macbook but I imagine that in
> the future I will constantly add new entries into either database of
> the two, depending on where I work. The database on my macbook is
> quite sizable so copying onto a USB stick might not be an efficient
> way if this has to be done everyday.
> I have checked the following archive (
> ) but did not see a search function; I am also sure this topic has
> been discussed here before, but I do not remember a resolution. Will
> appreciate if someone could share his/her experience on this issue.
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