File Synchronization refers to reflecting changes from a set of files to the same set of files in another location. Synchronization can also be applied to contacts, music, or other data.

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ntpdate[3912]: no server suitable for synchronization found

I've configured ntpd on a CentOs install with a simple /etc/ntp.conf with only 3 lines: server 0.pool.ntp.org server 1.pool.ntp.org server 2.pool.ntp.org server 192.168.1.1 Unfortunately, no matter ...
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Which is more efficient: rsync over ssh or rsync to a drive mounted locally via ssh tunnel

I am trying to set up some scripts to perform nightly backups to a remote drive. I'm wondering if it is better (when considering both efficiency and data integrity) to: A: rsync over an ssh tunnel, ...
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Auto Sync Windows XP time on Boot

I have an old PC with a defective CMOS battery, and every time the clock is reset, I have to log as admin in Windows XP and set the date manually, then I can sync from the server. As this computer has ...
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Cross-platform User-friendly Sync tools [duplicate]

Similar question for Windows users: Keeping folders synced between several machines I need a cross-platform sync tool with reasonably simple GUI interface (so I can teach non-expert users how ...
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Customizable and synced keyboard shortcuts in Firefox

This mozilla support site says Note: Keyboard shortcuts can be customized using the Customizable Shortcuts extension. However, the keyboard shortcuts are not synced to other computers. This ...
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How to access tabs synced by Chrome, without the original new tab?

In the near future I will have to start syncing my tabs while I'm travelling. A small problem is that I use a custom new tab (html file I load using this extension). So I don't have access to the ...
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How important is 'sync' for file safety today?

I have a paranoid decades-old habit of frequently typing 'sync' at a command line on my Linux (or any unixy) machine. Some part of my mind thinks this will make sure files are written to disk not ...
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Moving files between shared Dropbox folders

If I move files from one folder in my Dropbox folder structure to another, what happens on the other synced devices? Do they: Move the files on the synced device from the source folder to ...
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Synchronize folders on different computers without cloud and without network just internet

I have two computers with windows 7, one in my home town and one in another town. They are not in private network but I have internet on both. They have exactly the same file structure. I am searching ...
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How to sync files between PC and USB

I need to sync a file between my computer and a USB stick. The sync needs to happen in real time, as in when the right file changes sync to the left file and vice versa. I tried looking at Task ...
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Synchronizing Multiple eMacs

I have a cluster of about 10 eMac's that are all running the exact same OS, programs, and have the exact same hardware. Is there any way to synchronize them to all contain the exact same files (Music ...
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Where do the notes synchronized from the iPad go?

I synchronize mails, contacts, calendar and notes between my iPad and Google. Google has web interfaces for the first three, but where do my notes end up?
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Folder sync application which can sync over Internet (the other machine specified by an IP)?

I need to sync some folders between two Win 7 machines. While they are connected to the same LAN, they can't see each-other over Windows Networking since sharing is disabled on both of them (security ...
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Where does Windows Vista's Notes gadget store your notes?

I like to use the default notes gadget in Windows Vista, and I want to synchronize my notes between my PC and my laptop. I'm going to use Dropbox, so I just need to know where does the gadget store my ...
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Does Synctoy do differential synchronization on files?

I've searched the internet and couldn't find any information about this. I am wondering this because I want to synchronize a virtual machine image between disks, and it would not be very efficient if ...
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Can I synchronise files and folders from a Linux server to my Vista laptop for offline use?

For a few versions now Windows has had the ability to synchronise files and folders for offline use. In the past I've always been using Windows servers however in my new place all our file and print ...
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Is the new deeper SkyDrive integration in Windows 8.1 suitable for syncing large files that have small changes applied to them often? (VM images)

Is the new deeper SkyDrive integration in Windows 8.1 suitable for syncing large files that have small changes applied to them often? I am thinking about VM images or TrueCrypt volumes. This would ...
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Everytime I logoff/shutdown, my computer synchronizes to a remote folder

Every time I logoff or shutdown my pc at work, I get the following dialog: It is clearly a synchronization of some sort, it shows the path to the remote folder which is located in a PC in another ...
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Selectively sync Outlook mail subfolders with mobile device

In ActiveSync and Windows XP, I could select which Outlook 2010 sections and mail subfolders I wanted to synchronize with my HTC phone. I can't find a similar option in Windows 7 Sync Center. My ...
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Can you wirelessly sync a Windows 7 phone (HTC Trophy) without leaving it plugged in to charge for 15 mins?

The only way I know of to sync my HTC Trophy wirelessly is to plug it in to the wall to charge, after which it will automatically sync after X number of minutes. However, most of the time I want to ...
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Setting up a Home Sync/File/Backup Server

I'm about to buy a new laptop, and I would like to turn my old PC into a file/backup server. I have 5 "client" computers beside the server machine. 1 of the clients (mine) will run Arch Linux, and ...
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Distributing Microsoft Office Template or Macro over the network

We have around 400 users who use Word 2010 and we want to make their life easier by distributing templates and macros over the network. The easiest way to do this of course to setup a shared network ...
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Temporarily Disable Firefox Sync

In Firefox 4, is there a way to temporarily disconnect from Sync? You can do this with the add-on for version 3.x, but it doesn't seemt o be an option for version 4.
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linux: How to sync two video players on two computers?

Two GNU/Linux computers are playing the same video with mplayer (or vlc or whatever). How to sync the pause/seeking/FFw between them. Like when I press pause on master computer, the other one is also ...
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Dropbox sync across LAN - Windows 7 and Ubuntu

I've got Dropbox installed on both my Windows 7 machine and my Ubuntu machine. I've got "Enable LAN sync" ticked on both. However it doesn't seem to be syncing via the LAN. Is it possible to sync ...
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PC Contact Management for Android 2.0

I am having difficulty finding any worthwhile software to manage my Anroid (I have a Motorola Droid) contacts on my PC. I want to be able to plug my Droid, sync contacts, and have an interface on my ...
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Recover Exchange contacts from iPhone without Exchange access

Problem: I am trying to copy ~300 contacts from my iPhone (in a Microsoft Exchange mail account that I now don't have the password for) to my computer / GMail account. Background. I have been using ...
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Syncing contact groups between Google and Address Book

I just turned on Google syncing in my Snow Leopard (Mac OS X) Address Book, but I'm not seeing my Address Book groups in Gmail or Google Voice. Is this supposed to be the case? Is there a way to get ...
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keep iTunes and WMP playlists in sync

I use media center for listening to music, however I also use itunes for keeping my iPod in sync. I often create playlists on the go on my iPod, but when I'm at home I prefer media center and often ...
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Syncing Google Chrome tabs on the fly

I am wondering if there is a way to sync tabs in Google Chrome in a way that once you open or close a tab on one browser, it opens or closes on all of your other machines. The current sync options is ...
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Syncing a CardDav Adressbook with Thunderbird SOGo Connector

I'm using thunderbird/lighting for several mail accounts and calenders under Ubuntu in the Gnome3 Desktop. I also want to sync my CardDav adress book. Right now I am doing that with Inverse SOGo ...
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Dropbox - how to retain files but reinstall dropbox?

I have to reinstall windows and I have a lot of data on dropbox (~30 gb). I'm afraid dropbox will start syncing all over again. I want dropbox to keep the current files in my harddisk after I ...
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How can I automatically sync files from local system to development environment

I'm looking for a good Windows tool way that allows me to automatically copy files from my local pc to a development environment on a different server. I only want to copy certain files (aspx, ascx, ...
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What is Windows 8 syncing, specifically?

In the Windows 8 Settings app, there's a Sync section that lets you sync Windows and app settings across multiple Windows 8 computers. It doesn't give very fine-grain control, however, and is even ...
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File Sync (Mirror/Replicate) From source to multiple targets

My situation is this; I need to find a way of mirroring a folder with 60gb+ of mp3 files from a server (or cloud) to at least 100 clients based around the country. All of these clients are internet ...
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Firefox sync about:config

Does Firefox synchronize about:config preferences too? If not, where is the config file located?
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How can I automatically synchronize a directory tree on multiple machines?

I have two Mac laptops and a Debian server, each with a directory that I would like to keep in sync between the three. The solution should meet the following criteria (in rough order of importance): ...
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Sync file folder on removable device with laptop and desktop

[Recommended questions did not answer my question] Here is the case: I have one laptop, one desktop and one external hard drive. I already synchronise my documents and images by means of Microsoft's ...
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Unwillingly syncing network folder during program write to file

I am trying to write a program that does some reading/processing/writing. While everything works fine when I give my program a local path, I am faced with an unusual problem: huge memory usage when ...
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How to synchronize between differently structured directories using rsync (or other program)

Does anyone of you know how to perform the following task: Suppose you have two directory trees, which I will call source and target. They may have a very different structure, but could contain many ...
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Evernote open source alternative?

Is there some kind of notetaking server application which syncs everything between your devices? Or is it possible to use your Dropbox or Google space for notetaking and synchronisation?
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Mac OS X - macports - Warning: No index(es) found! Have you synced your source indexes?

I'm trying to setup an Android build environment for Android. I'm following these instructions. However, after the installation of MacPorts I'm not able to install the environment. Following the ...
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has anyone got selective sync working on dropbox for linux?

i like the selective sync function on dropbox and i've got it working for dropbox 1.0 on my Mac and PC but i can't get it going for Linux. All the versions for Linux are version 0.6 without all the ...
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Podcatcher/Podplayer that syncs position across machines and devices?

I have multiple computers that I am on in a given day. Macbook in the morning, Macbook Pro at work, iPhone when out and about and an iMac in the evening. I listen to a range of podcasts through the ...
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Sync Lotus calendar to Windows Live calendar

Is there any way I can sync my Lotus Notes calendar with a Windows Live calendar?
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Dropbox still “initializing” and won't sync

I'm using OS X 10.5.8 and have been using Dropbox without any issues. However, for some reason it has suddenly stopped working. I've tried the following: Ran disk utility/repair permissions ...
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Share Outlook Tasks on 2 computers without Exchange Server

I use Outlook to manage my tasks. The tasks are stored locally in a .pst file. I would like to be able to sync my tasks across my two computers but I don't have access to an Exchange server. Is there ...
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Importing Outlook emails into Gmail - Getting Unknown Sender

I want to backup my Outlook email into Gmail. I have setup my Gmail account in Outlook using IMAP like is suggested here - http://www.keenerliving.com/importing-outlook-into-gmail - and I can ...
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Access synced notes from iPhone on Windows other than through Mail/Outlook?

I see from the iPhone how to page that synced notes on Windows appear in MS Mail or Outlook/Outlook Express. I don't use any of these programs. Can I access the iPhone notes some other way? I don't ...
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How can I disable the automatic switch to “library” mode in Windows 7's Media Player 12?

Whenever I plug any USB device into my computer while running Windows Media Player 12 in Windows 7, it will automatically swtich the player from the Now Playing mode to Library mode. This is intended ...