Questions about syncing with various protocols and services, as well as between devices: Examples include Ubuntu One, Contacts/Calendar/Mail syncing, and Dropbox for software, and between devices, syncing between Android and iOS are prime examples.

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How to prevent the duplication of contacts when syncing between Ubuntu phone and google?

Since a couple of weeks, all my contacts are copied several times in the adress book of my ubuntu phone (BQ Aquaris E5 - ubuntu edition). This happens upon synchronisation with the google list of ...
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How to sync Firefox before the computer suspends?

I want to sync my Firefox, before I suspend my computer, so that I can resume reading on my mobile. Currently I have to manually press sync button in Firefox before suspending the system. Is there any ...
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Notification : “update required”

Since the last update on my Bq Aquaris 4.5 (Ubuntu 15.04 OTA-8), there is this notification each time I turn on my phone: "Only local contacts will be editable until the contact sync upgrade is ...
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everpad: sync locally stored notes from crashed computer - please help!

I'm a newb and English is not my first language. I'm sorry if something's unclear. Please ask! I had a bunch of locally stored everpad files not yet synced, as recommended I restartet the program, ...
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synchronizatim of choosen folders between devices on demand

I would like some utility which I can use for synchronization between my devices ( e.g. notebook, desktop, external HDD, USB stick ). Could be either some application with GUI or just commoad like: ...
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cannot start freefilesycn after update to version 7.6

I updated my FreeFileSync-installation recently to version 7.6. After doing this I'm not able to start FFS anymore with this error ./FreeFileSync: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libstdc++.so.6: version `...
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OwnDrive: alternative software or synchronisation method

I am an heavy user of the ownClound client software, using it to back up most of my work to my OwnDrive account. About one week ago the ownCloud client stopped synchronising, issuing a cryptic error ...
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How do I sync KDE 5 places (folder bookmarks) to GTK 3?

I'm using KDE 5 (plasma). How do I sync the folder bookmarks i made using Dolphin to GTK 3 applications such as Thunar?
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Sync two different Ubuntu computers in U14.04

I have one laptop and one desktop PC with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64bit. I want to synchronize the Home/Documents folder in a fashion similar as Dropbox. I am not a power user, is there any really easy way ...
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Guvcview video and audio don't sync in 12.04

I am having problem capturing a video with Guvcview. The audio is out of sync and the video freezes towards the end. I have tried 30 and 20 frames per second, but there is no change. Can someone ...
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how to sync files in linux - command prompt?

I see the following files in my directory - -rw-rw-r-- 1 sjos sjos 401 Oct 12 15:29 Makefile -rw-rw-r-- 1 sjos sjos 401 Oct 12 15:29 Makefile~ -rw-rw-r-- 1 sjos sjos 336 Oct 12 15:12 ...
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Sync between local folder and server

Is there anyway to automatically sync between files from local machine to server? ex) There's a folder called wug both in server and local machine. If I add file to folder wug in local machine, when ...
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how to do an on-change one-way sync/backup between folders on primary drive to secondary drive?

I have two HDs in my machine. All of Ubuntu is installed on the main drive. The 2nd HD is empty and is for backup purposes. I want to configure a one-way sync/backup of /home/* to the 2nd HD. I know ...
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NoScript syncing?

I have just noticed that after firing up my browser (after a NoScript update) I am getting strange reports of syncing in association with NoScript: When selecting Copy from the right-click menu on ...
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Sync installed applications and their configuration files in Ubuntu One?

If I understand correctly, then Ubuntu One is the central user account sync in Ubuntu. Would it be possible to use Ubuntu One to sync a user's installed applications and their configuration files to: ...
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How to keep a YouTube playlist synced to a local folder as mp3 files?

Is it possible to keep a public YouTube playlist synced to a local folder as mp3 files? Key characteristics: Add mp3 file to local folder, if new video is added to the playlist Delete mp3 file in ...
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Synchronize my music between my PC and the microsd on my Lg L70 ms323

I have a rooted Lg L70 ms323 with android 4.4.2 I want to sync my music in my microsd. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. Banshee player sync puts the music on the root of my phone internal memory. I read that ...
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Filesync in realtime

I was searching the way how to sync my ubuntu desktop home folders on my NAS. I tried several ways rsync, freefilesync ecc. All very good tools but nothing i found was like example ubuntu one or ...
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How to do partial sync in grive (grive2)

Grive2, which presents as grive version 0.4.0-1 seems to be working in Mint 17.2 (based on Ubuntu 15.04) using the ppa from webupd8. Supposedly it can now do partial/selective sync. (see Is there a ...
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How to keep multiple workstation in sync?

In my company, over 200 workstation setup in the same network connected to 1Gbps switch. Do you guys have any way to keep them in sync configuration, application upgrade, software installed. My ...
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Sync music library with Android

I found a few old threads about this, but none of them had any concise answers, so I guess I'll ask again. I have a feeling the answer may be no, but I'll ask anyway. Is there any way to get a ...
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Is it possible to run the same Ubuntu Image on two different machines?

I run Ubuntu 14.04lts on my laptop. I use it for college, work, and basically all on the go activities. Everything about it is perfect and exactly how I want it, with about a year's worth of slow ...
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iPod nano 6th gen Syncing fails no matter which program I use

Before my question is marked as a duplicate I have heard that is a binary blob workaround is possible. How do I do this? Because without it I get unsupported checksum type no matter what music player ...
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IMAP mailbox not downloading files

Summary: I have a university mailbox using IMAP protocol. My Ubuntu email clients do not download my inbox emails, not even the new ones. I can send emails though. I use thunderbird on Windows 7 (...
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IPod shuffle playlist

Here's my situation: I have owned an iPod shuffle (4th generation) for a few years now. I love that it is both simple to use, but also supports playlists. I began using Ubuntu with the 14.04 release,...
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How can I set up Kontact to sync with Hotmail calendar?

I have just ditched Windows and installed Ubuntu 15.04 on my machine as I can't stand the horrible performance of Windows (it takes about 20 minutes from boot to become responsive, and another 10 ...
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How can I synchronize my user settings between my desktop and my live USB?

I've got a persistent-storage live USB (with a separate casper-rw partition), with Xubuntu 14.04 on it. I've got the same OS on my desktop, and I'd like to be able to synchronize my settings between ...
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Secure and automatic backup with rsync

I sync files on a few different devices with a remote ssh server using rsync. The problem is that I sometimes forget to sync a device on which I've modified a file and this makes things complicated. ...
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How to sync two folders on my machine, in one directional syncing?

I have a set-up in which I create a certain file, and subsequently move it into a storage area for that type of file (folder A). There is another folder on my machine where I must also copy the file ...
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Why do I get frequent errors while syncing repo in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

I am trying to make a CWM recovery for an android by building from source. This requires syncing of repo in my working folder. I observe that, frequent errors occurrs like the following on my laptop ...
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Banshee and Rhythmbox not recognizing ipod

I would appreciate any help on this; I have never had a problem with it before. Rhythmbox and Banshee are not recognizing my ipod, and my ipod is telling me there's nothing on it once I disconnect. ...
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Suggestion needed on updating software available on Ubuntu 14.04 LTE

Currently I am syncing repo on my laptop running on Ubuntu 14.04 LTE. I got a message that software updates are available amounting to around 340 MB. Should I update now, while the repo syncing ...
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problem with syncing repo in Ubuntu 14.04

I had been trying to complete syncing repo, but everyday I end up with various errors and low space.some of the errors are as below :- (I) remote: Counting objects: 105, done remote: Finding ...
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FreeFileSync / RealtimeSync settings

I was just searching for a tool where I can sync all my files into my NAS. Of course the update/sync should run frequently. In that respect I found FreeFileSync a useful tool. But I'm not sure if I ...
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Clock on remote server is not syncing with local time

I run a health clinic. Our patient records are on a protected server on the east coast. When I log in the clock on the server is not syncing to the clock on my local computer. This throws off time ...
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How to rectify error during syncing repo?

I use the following command to sync repo, repo init -u git://github.com/CyanogenMod/android.git -b cm12.0 But it gives the following error, fatal: Couldn't find remote ref refs/heads/cm12.0 ...
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Difference between: csync-owncloud vs. csync2

I wasn't able to locate any information distinguishing the Ubuntu packages csync-owncloud, which provides the csync binary, from the csync2 package which provides the csync2 binary. Are these ...
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fatal: Couldn't find remote ref refs/heads/cm12.0

I stopped repo sync with CTRL C button pressing, then tried to resume with 'repo sync' it did not work. When given the following command :prasanna@prasanna-Aspire-4736Z:~$ repo init -u git://github....
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To sync notes of S Memo to Ubuntu?

I have the Android phone where I have notes. I would like to control them periodically in my Ubuntu laptop because too much work to handle them with the phone itself. It would be great if the phone ...
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Restoring a deleted dropbox folder

I followed the installation instructions here to install Dropbox on a machine using the terminal (no GUI can be used). By accident my local ~/Dropbox folder got deleted. Now I am unable to get it ...
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Dropbox won't start on ubuntu 14.04; overwrites autostart entry

I noticed recently that my dropbox was no longer running on startup (the icon no longer appeared in the tray at top right, and nothing was syncing.) In Startup Applications, dropbox is selected, with ...
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gnutls_handshake() failed: A TLS packet with unexpected length was received

I'm new to Ubuntu world and I have less knowledge, but I've done some research related to my question and I had failed. I am trying to build an android ROM from source code and when I repo sync, this ...
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To RAID or not?

I have the following setup: HP Microserver N40L 1 x 250GB HDisk 1 x 1TB HDisk 2 x 2TB Hdisks Ubuntu for OS Currently I use the server to backup the following hardware: 1 x MacBook Pro running ...
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Sync iPhone Music with Rythmbox or Banshee

When I sync my iPhone 5s, it shows it has successfully synced in the program, but when I disconnect the device, the content does not show in my music. The software appear to sync fine and finish ...
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Run task after Dropbox finished sync

To make matters easier for users I have made a system where they edit markdown files in dropbox which are synced to server after. On server I am running a headless Dropbox daemon and made a rake task ...
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Back up symbolic links (not the files they link to) with Dropbox

Dropbox follows symbolic links. Apparently this is useful. But I have a folder with very large data files I do not wish to back up online. I have physical backups for it. However, I have various ...
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How to keep two foldes always synchronized

I read many discussions about this topic and used rsync to perform a one way sync between two folders via executing a simple command line. What I'm actually looking for is a way to have a folder be ...
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Smart playlist changes to normal playlist in banshee while syncing to ipod nano.

When I sync my ipod from banshee, the smart playlist becomes normal playlist in my ipod. Also I can only sync one playlist.
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How can I synchronize an Ubuntu Server with an email-account via SyncMl/ ActiveSync?

To clarify my question: I have an Ubuntu Server, and an email-account on (at/with?) a webmail provider using Horde as their system. So they offer synchronization via SyncMl and ActiveSync. Now I ...
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syncronizing with unison on ubuntu

I'm trying to sync two ubuntu machines using unison. Unfortunately the documentation for this program is not terribly helpful. Also there doesn't seem to be an established forum. So I'm ...