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Sync Camino via Dropbox
Authored by: fitzage on Feb 18, '09 09:12:33AM

This can indeed be used for all sorts of things. There are special issues, though, when used with application data for apps that are used all the time and write lots of data to the folder, like Camino.

1. You'll be doing lots and lots of synching. I tried this with Camino a few weeks ago, and Dropbox was almost always active.
2. You have to make sure you quit Camino on computers that you aren't using at the time. If you don't, you'll end up with conflicts. Dropbox handles these great, but you'll have multiple copies of the conflicting files and have to manually determine which is correct. This kind of defeats the purpose.

One way to deal with this is to determine the minimum data you want synched and just symlink those specific files. For example, you probably don't need your history synched, and may not even need session data synched. You may even be able to get by with just the bookmarks.

If all you're synching is the bookmarks file, then the actual synching activity will be lower, the chance of conflicts is lower, and the problems created by accidentally leaving the browser open on another computer are minimal.



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Sync Camino via Dropbox
Authored by: gand on Feb 18, '09 01:07:11PM

Symlink of bookmark.plist file only is overwritten when Camino quit.



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