It occurred to me post writing my last note that "everyone" might not know how to make their DBs 'cloud-shareable'.  It is really very easy.  First get access to a tool like Wuala or DropBox (wuala is better for security reasons and also they 'give away more space' see: http://www.many-roads.com/2011/06/01/genealogy-tips-backup-whoa-its-free/ )  Once you have one of those setup, make your gramps DB directory accessible to the Cloud server of your choice (e.g. Wuala) using their rules for that effort.

Next open GRAMPS' open preferences and make certain you are accessing the directory you just shared with the cloud server.  Do this on every machine where you run GRAMPS... it does not matter which OS you use (I don't believe).  From that point on, the same DB directory with all your files will be shared on all your Cloud enabled machines for GRAMPS to use. 

The one Caveat is that you should still only run GRAMPS on one machine at a time or your DB internals will get out of synch (so don't try udating the same files from two different machines at the same time). For instance when you are done on PC A (your desktop), close it.  Then when you get to the library, open your Netbook and GRAMPS will be the same DBs you finished using a while ago on your Desktop. 

There is a time lag between the two systems driven by network and CPU speed.  So it is not instant.  Anyway perhaps this will help.

Pax Vobiscum,
...mark (Mark Rabideau)

ManyRoads Family Genealogist (Rabideau-Henss Family);  Professional Genealogist
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On 11/25/2011 07:04 PM, Mark F Rabideau wrote:
Hi Paula

You are right you need to do them one DB at a time when using an export.  But you can copy all DBs at once by simply moving the home directory (you can even share them all 'automagically' via a cloud server should you so choose, thus keeping them synchronized across multiple PCs).  For me sharing all DBs at once or moving them singly are the only options I would ever need or want; and we have those options already.

Pax Vobiscum,
...mark (Mark Rabideau)

ManyRoads Family Genealogist (Rabideau-Henss Family);  Professional Genealogist
Visit us at: http://many-roads.com 
Snail mail at: 711 Nob Hill Trail - Franktown,CO USA - 80116-8717
phone:+1.303.660.9400  fax:+1.303.660.9217
member: Association of Professional Genealogists & National Genealogical Society
_____________________________________________________________________
"It’s always useful to know where a friend-and-relation is, whether you want him or whether you don’t."

Rabbit, Pooh’s Little Instruction Book (Winnie the Pooh)




On 11/25/2011 06:30 PM, Paul Franklin wrote:
On 11/25/11, Mark F Rabideau <genealogy@eirenicon.org> wrote:
Simply perform an Export from Family Trees>> Export.  Follow the
instructions and you'll get exactly what you've requested, I believe.
The export function has been in GRAMPS for several years at least.
Not to belabor the point but I believe you are wrong.

I am well aware of the gramps export function.

I am not aware that it will export multiple databases simultaneously.

Nor am I aware that it saves the other things I (specifically) mentioned.

Thank you for trying to help.



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