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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Tomboy sync; local folder resets to wrong path

Because Tomboy synchronization with Ubuntu One is being dropped soon, I want to sync my notes using Dropbox. I set the preferences so that Tomboy syncs with my local Dropbox folder: ...
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Backup, Sync, and mirror app

On Windows I used Zback for backing up some directories to a networked drive (i.e, copying all new files from source to target) Keeping a mirror of some directories on a networked drive (i.e, ...
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Continuous synchronization

I am new to Linux so forgive my ignorance. I am looking to set up a mirror of my data drive. It contains photos, music and my backups from the various PC's in the home. I use a standard 12.10 desktop ...
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Will Ubuntu One delete or restore files in the cloud after formatting my PC?

One of PCs the Windows is having typically Windows issues and needs a reformat. I have my documents, pictures, music files etc syncing across Ubuntu One to access on Smartphone and my Ubuntu dedicated ...
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Sync folder with Android via LAN or USB

I am trying to keep my music folder synced between my ubuntu desktop and my android phone. Both my devices are usually connected via LAN. I don't wanna use internet to sync. How can I do this? Thanks ...
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Ubuntu One Synchronize Folder not working

I am trying to synchronize the Pidgin folder .purple in Ubuntu One. However it is not synchronizing. I was able to get this to work with a previous version of Ubuntu. I am currently running Ubuntu ...
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RNDC Sync Failed - could not set file modification time of /etc/bind/slave

I have setup transfer to IPs & master/slave directories/files Added /etc/bind/rndc.key file with the same pass-phrase on both master/slave Permission items inside /etc/bind/slave are -rw-r--r-- ...
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How can I successfully sync this folder with Ubuntu One?

I am trying to sync a folder containing an .avi video to Ubuntu one. It is 3.2 GB in size, and I'm using 12.04. I can sync this folder - but when opened, it contains no files. It has been allowed to ...
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How to sync files on 2 computers using an ethernet cable (offline)?

I have a laptop running Ubuntu 12.04 and a netbook running Ubuntu 12.10. I want to sync some folders from my laptop on my netbook, connecting them with an ethernet cable. Both computers are offline, ...
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Do I need backup when there is Ubuntu One?

I am finding the information confusing. Deja Dup Backup is running but delivering error messages about not enough storage space. There are only 2.6 Gb of files in Ubuntu One and the limit is 5 Gb. ...
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How does Ubuntu know it is connected to the Internet?

How does Ubuntu know whether I am connected to the Internet or not? It seems to know because of the notifications it shows when I connect or disconnect (or is that the network manager not the OS?) ...
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How to Sync an ubuntuone folder on an android tablet with folder sync?

All is in the question. I downloaded folder sync lite from google play and I tried to add an ubuntuone account. Folder sync just asked me a local uniq name. Then there is a buton with "valid acces" ...
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Fitbit not syncing

How do I troubleshoot our Fitbit that doesn't seem to sync? I installed using the PPA on a Lenovo E420 running Ubuntu 12.04. Running sudo start libfitbit_client doesn't seem to do anything either. ...
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Is it possible to recover Tomboy Notes from Ubuntu One, now that the sync feature is gone?

Recently, Ubuntu One dropped its Tomboy Notes sync feature. Is there any way to recover the notes that I've synced with Ubuntu One, now that the sync feature is gone? I currently don't have the notes ...
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How can I use box.com to sync my home directory across machines?

Box.com does not support Linux, although there is a feature request with enthusiastic support. The comments to the feature request provide a number of ways to use Box with Linux, by mounting a WebDav ...
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Would I be able to sync a recent Samsung Android phone with Kubuntu?

I'm trying to be a good consumer here and do plenty of research before I purchase, unfortunately it seems like either I'm not looking in the right places or the information isn't there. I'm ...
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How to backup Gmail in Precise

Any reasonable way of backing up Gmail (imap) using Precise? BTW I've tried backup-gmail but it's unstable.
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How to make Banshee/other players recognize a folder as a music player for seamless music synchronization?

I use Webupd8's Go-mtpfs to mount Nexus 4 on Ubuntu 12.10. It mounts the folder in home directory. I use Banshee to manage my music and playlists. Banshee can't recognize the mounted folder as a music ...
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Has Unison error on “File name too long”

I'm using Unison for backup/file replication. Unison has a problem with long file names - it does not sync files with long names Error: Failed: Error in querying file information: File name too ...
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List of folders being synchronised on Ubuntu One

I think Ubuntu One is syncing my backup folder (deja-dup). I'm concerned this could be a problem should a file become corrupted, and I need to retrieve it. Is there some way I can see a list of ...
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Sync ubuntu and phone

Can you sync ubuntu and android phone, without having to install ubuntu on phone, even if I have to how much space will it take?
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Sync Android with Rhythmbox

I have a Samsung Mini 2 and my wife has an original Samsung 2. I am working with Rhythmbox on 12.10. I was initially able to sync my Mini with RB when I first set up. Then I deleted all the music ...
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chown select files only

I use the (excellant) unison to sync two file servers and I've just realised i've synced a number of files without using the switch in unison that maintains the file user ownership. these files now ...
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can i sync folders with windows and linux?

I use windows and now ubuntu and want to use ubuntu one to backup and sync files between them both so no matter what OS I use, I have the latest synced files. Is that possible?
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Ubuntu1 sync problem

So, I did a complete re-install of ubuntu 12.10 but synced all my documents and things I needed before I did so to ubuntu 1. After re-installing i though to myself 'what if instead of giving me back ...
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How Ubuntu One sync works?

I am trying to find a simple explanation of how Ubuntu One sync works. For instance if I create a file on my computer does it automatically copy itself to the cloud or do I have to manually copy it to ...
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Ubuntu One- One file will not sync, others sync fine

To start, I have two computers I use Ubuntu One on right now. One is a laptop with Ubuntu 12.04 32bit and the other is a desktop with Windows 7 64bit. I have many files in my Ubuntu One folder and ...
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Sync music with Android via wifi

Is there a possibility to sync music between Ubuntu and an Android device without cloud services? Something like iTunes in the iOS world or Winamp for Windows users. [Edit] As Farid pointed out in ...
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Suggestions about php editors and file sync programs

I'm working with ubuntu and lately I decided to learn php. I have everything setup and I'm currently using aptana 3 as my php editor and for file sync. It seems like the process for file sync is too ...
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Ubuntu one on 11.10 not syncing correctly

I noticed that several days ago my ubuntu-one is not syncing correctly. I tried to restart the service with u1sdtool --quit u1sdtool --start Also tryed with: u1sdtool --quit u1sdtool ...
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Can I sync Evolution's notes with Ubuntu one?

I am looking for a way to sync Evolution's notes with Ubuntu One or Google Docs. But I can find only three options on Notes section of Evolution. On this Computer CalDAV On the Web <-- Can I use ...
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Advice for addressbook server - LDAP, SyncML, CardDAV, or something else

I'm looking for a solution to share a single address book across my Windows 7 laptop, Android phone and Ubuntu home server. The address book should be synced to the phone so it is available when ...
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Mirroring two files: rsync vs cp

I'd like to have a copy of my .emacs file in my Dropbox folder but I'd also like to have this copy in an automatic way, I mean every time I change my .emacs in the home directory I want it to be ...
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failure: DOES_NOT_EXIST, Ubuntu One, high CPU usage, no syncing

over the weekend I updated my computer to Windows 8. So far Ubuntu One was running smoothly, but ever since the update (clean, new install) Ubuntu doesn't sync any more. In Windows 7 it would start ...
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Cannot see updated files from ubuntu one

I had Ubuntu One working for a while. Now, I can't see updated files on the file system anymore, even though Ubuntu One and magic data indicates the files are being downloaded. When I edit the file ...
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Same home folders on 2 PC's using network

I have a server that is always running always connected to the network and I would like to install another computer that can sit in my study and either log in to this PC(not vnc) over the network or ...
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The files are on the clouds but Ubuntu One is not synchronising some of them

As mentionned here I've even tried to disconnect and reconnect but some files (all of them are LibreOffice files) are still not synchonised. What to do? I'm on 12.04
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Can I safely sync .config/ between computers?

I have a netbook and desktop which I'd like to share application configuration between through Dropbox. Currently my netbook is set to symlink ~/.config -> ~/Dropbox/.config which it's working fine. ...
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Is it possible to delete the main device from Firefox Sync after reinstalling the OS?

I recovered my data after a reinstall. But Sync still stores the data from the device that "doesn't exist" anymore. I can't find an option to delete devices like in Ubuntu One.
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With opensync removed in 12.10, how to sync my Nokia E51's contacts?

I know that Ubuntu (and Debian, for that matter) stuggles with the opensync synchronisation framework for quite some time. Finally, for quantal (12.10), they decided to remove opensync altogether. ...
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How to do a near-full desktop experience sync?

I have two machines in two fairly distant locations that I do development on, depending on where I am. I currently use a git sync to keep the following dotfiles manually synced .irssi .ssh/config ...
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Where is the sync menu that was going to be integrated with the messaging menu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How Can I enable Ubuntu One indicator? I had heard and read that a common sync menu will b introduced in 12.10 which will be sort of hidden with the messaging menu,and ...
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Ubuntu one stuck on “File Sync Starting” due to IPCerror on Ubuntu 12.04 [closed]

NOTE TO EDITORS/Moderators: This issue has not been solved (or rather explained) in a way that is intelligible and useful to a non-Linux-geek in anyone of the postings concering this issue (I read ...
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How do I stop syncing a folder outside ~/Ubuntu One?

Yes I know this question is in the FAQ but is no answear for them - I read it and don't find anything. My problem is that I have a folder ~/linux and I had synced that. Then My Folders in "Ubuntu ...
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How do I integrate Dropbox in Sync Menu Indicator?

Is there anyway to integrate Dropbox in the Sync (cloud) Menu Indicator?
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How do you sync online accounts with the new contacts program in 12.10?

I am trying to sync my online accounts (google, facebook, anything really) with the new program in Ubuntu 12.10. It gives me the option to change the address book but I can't see how to set up an ...
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Synchronizing 3 servers over IP

I'm setting up a medical server for a hospital that has doctors located in 3 different locations, meaning there would be 3 servers (1 in each location). All 3 servers would just have the following ...
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Not able to setup Tomboy Web for Ubuntu One

I have been trying to setup Tomboy Web in Ubuntu 12.04 but without much success. I press the "Connect to Server" in the Preferences dialog and the expected result is for your browser to open, with ...
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Does Ubuntu One (U1) HAVE to be synchronised?

I want to upload all my pictures, videos and documents to Ubuntu One and then delete them off my pc and forget about them. Is this possible?
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How to synchronize a whole Ubuntu?

I think that the time is ripe to have my whole Ubuntu synchronized just as my Dropbox folder is. Given that we are always talking about files and directories, what's the difference between my ...