I have compiled and started the firefox sync server as explained on this page. I am running the server on my desktop.
From Firefox, I have created an account on my desktop. I have paired my laptop with my desktop (generated the key on the laptop, entered it on the desktop, and the account is now visible on the laptop as well).
Now, when I try to synchronize my bookmarks, nothing happens.
Here is my procedure:
- On the laptop, I go to Firefox Preferences -> Sync.
- I choose the account and the option Manage Account.
- Under Manage Account I choose Reset Sync -> Replace all data on this computer with my Sync data.
- I get the message: Warning: The following Firefox data on this computer will be deleted: 122 bookmarks. Firefox will then copy your Firefox Sync data to this computer.
At this point I press Next and I would expect the bookmarks from my desktop Firefox to appear in my laptop Firefox. Instead, nothing happens: the dialog closes and when I look at my bookmarks nothing has changed.
I have also tried pushing my desktop bookmarks to the laptop using the option (on the desktop): Replace all other devices with this computer's data. In this case, a window appears with the message
Confirm Warning: The following devices will be overwritten with your local data:
and the list of devices is empty, even though my laptop is connected. Again, if I click on Next, nothing happens (the bookmarks on the laptop are unchanged).
Am I doing something wrong? Or how do I mirror my desktop bookmarks to my laptop?