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Sync reall time between mac devices

I currently have an Macbook and am thinking of getting a Mac Pro when they release for doing some heavier coding work and rendering of video. Is there a way to have my Macbook sync with a Mac Pro in real time for certain directories?

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41 minutes ago, KirbyTech said:

Is there a way to have my Macbook sync with a Mac Pro in real time for certain directories?

See: https://www.chriswrites.com/how-to-sync-files-and-folders-on-the-mac/

 

There are the usual tools like Dropbox, etc. There also app store apps for local file synchronization, if you don't want your files in the cloud. And if you're not afraid to use the terminal, you could simply use rsync, which comes with macOS.

 

Note that none of them are "real time", depending on your definition thereof. Transferring files over the network takes time, so there will be some delay, depending on your network speed and the file size.

 

~edit: If you want as close to "real time" as possible, you could also use a network drive attached to both machines. This way the files will be available to both and you won't have the hassle of synchronizing files as they are being modified, which could lead to conflicts if you change them on both ends and sync didn't run yet.

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2 hours ago, KirbyTech said:

I currently have an Macbook and am thinking of getting a Mac Pro when they release for doing some heavier coding work and rendering of video. Is there a way to have my Macbook sync with a Mac Pro in real time for certain directories?

Apple created iCloud for this task or you can use a file server (e.g netatalk).

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Syncthing is a pretty good solution. 

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On 5/25/2022 at 3:27 AM, Kilrah said:

Syncthing is a pretty good solution. 

Syncthing is the best solution, iCloud you'll uploading to a remote locatiuon and using the remote to manage sync, which can lead to delays.

 

If you only want two devices and no cloud, syncthing on the local network is hands down the best option.

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