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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Impossible to sync Yahoo calendars with Ubuntu

I've been struggling with using Yahoo and Ubuntu. It's impossible to sync Yahoo Calendar with Ubuntu (all versions, even 16.04) desktop calendar apps, due to wrong url I assume. The correct one is ...
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Crontab on Ubuntu Phone - Scheduling synchronisations

On my Aquaris E4.5 I have successfully configured syncevolution to synchronise my CardDav Contacts and CalDav Calender entries. Now I would like to schedule synchronisations. However, since ...
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sim card and contact management through bluetooth carkit connection

It is great to have the bluetooth software upgraded in OTA9 and see the bluetooth connection between my BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition and car handsfree kit working nicely. Having two SIM cards in my ...
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Grive will not sync on Ubuntu 14.04

Yesterday I downloaded grive on my Ubuntu 14.04. All my google drive files are now in my grive folder on my PC. The problem is that I deleted some files in the grive folder and synced it (by writing ...
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syncevolution d-bus error syncing ubuntu phone via carddav

To sync the contacts of my ubuntu-phone witch my ownCloud server I set up a syncevolution configuration and started 1st time syncing: syncevolution --sync slow owncloud contacts As a result I get ...
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Automatically do a two-way sync of two directories

I would like to do a two-way automatic sync between folders Directory A andDirectory B. This means that whenever a file in Directory A or one of its sub-directories is changed, that change is ...
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Failure to succesfully sync an iPod using Rhythmbox on Ubuntu 14.04

After a day of trying to figure out how to get this sync going I found out a few things: For some reason there has been a lot of trouble syncing iPods with Rhythmbox in Ubuntu 14.04, lots of people ...
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Can not change folder location in overGrive - no syncing possible

The folder location to store my Google Drive files at is invalid according to .overgrive.log, [2016-01-26 22:58:16] [ERROR] Could not create Google Drive folder : /media/ martin/sklad/Google ...
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bitorrent sync is not starting after i login

Bitorrent is not starting after i log in to my computer I already tried to start it with service start btsync but is not working! how can i make Bit torrent sync to start when Ubuntu starts?
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Windows and Ubuntu/Linux permissions for folders on a common disk

After collating my music from various locations and OS's I'd been trying to sync the resulting 400GB+ directory to my home/music folder but kept ending up without ownership or permissions in first ...
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sync evolution contacts and calendar with owncloud

I am running Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 and I would like to sync Evolution with Owncloud and my Android. I have Android and Owncloud talking fine but the problem is with Evolution and Owncloud. I have ...
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Whats the best solution for mail, contact, calendar and task syncing?

Im hoping someone can help. Im looking for a complete solution that would allow me to sync Outlook's Calendar, Contacts and Task manager with Ubuntu. Im running Ubuntu 14.04lts with Sendmail and ...
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Upgrade BitTorrent Sync

I just received a notification for BitTorrent Sync 2.0 to upgrade. It takes me to a downloads page on the website, and I pulled down the appropriate package for my architecture (x64), kinda lost as to ...
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Android to outlook sync without Exchange

I need some assistance, I need to sync an android (Samsung A5) with outlook, however I do not run an exchange. I have an Ubuntu Mail server running sendmail and dovecot. Can anyone tell me of any ...
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How to purge all contacts

How can I purge all my contacts on my bq E5 Ubuntu Edition? I am am just trying to fill my new E5 with the thousands of contacts I have on my old Communicator. Soon I will get repeated contacts, or ...
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Is There a “Contacts” App for Complex Contacts?

Is There a "Contacts" App for Complex Contacts for my bq E5 Ubuntu phone? I am having problems with contacts containing often lengthy Notes. One could expect that, as while adding a new contact in ...
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How to backup an Android phone on Ubuntu?

Is it possible to backup an Android mobile phone when connected to Ubuntu? I have looked trough and searched here, but couldn't find any answers to this question. I have just bought an Android phone ...
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How to transfer music to a Windows Phone device?

I recently bought a Nokia 620. Ubuntu 13.04 does recongize it and is able to mount it. Music files transferred through the file explorer don't show up at all in my phones media player. Trying to do it ...
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Sync music library between several Ubuntu installations

I found some threads about similar topics but not really the same and neither with a solution. Is there any way to get a music player (Banshee, Rhythmbox) to synchronize their music library with ...
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I can't get access to my iPhone 4s on Kubuntu 15.10

Running the command lsusb shows Bus 001 Device 012: ID 05ac:12a0 Apple, Inc. iPhone 4S , I can use it as a 3g hotspot through usb,and of course it can charge it. I have tried reinstalling ...
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Syncing Calendar and Contacts with Ubuntu Phone

one topic that I find is completely neglected on the web is the question of syncing your Ubuntu Phone contacts and calendar with Ubuntu (i.e. Evolution). With a full Ubuntu on the phone I would ...
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Dropbox sync not working & now won't uninstall 12.04

After problems with syncing files I have given up on Dropbox on ubuntu. Tried reinstalling and got: Selecting previously unselected package dropbox. dpkg: regarding .../dropbox_1.6.2_i386.deb ...
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Sync files between folders and keep the latest version

I run 5 Source Dedicated Servers from the same Ubuntu box, and want to make it so the bans and admin lists sync across them all. The bans are stored in the banned_user.cfg and the admins are stored ...
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grive sync error, possibly google API shift

I am having trouble syncing with my google drive account from grive running on Ubuntu 14.04. I have never had problems previously. I tried purging drive from my system and deleting all local folders, ...
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Ubuntu Touch: How to add other peoples calendars in the calendar core app?

I am using the core app calendar (v0.4.600) with my bq Aquarius 4.5 ubuntu. Syncing to my google account works fine and I want to add some more calendars from other people. If I press "add calendar" I ...
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Ubuntu phone - How can I delete the contacts in my phone book properly?

I am importing my contacts into my personal address book in the following way: syncevolution --import /path/to/file/allcontacts.vcf backend=evolution-contacts To keep them updated I delete all the ...
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How to sync files/data between two PCs on a home network?

I have a desktop and a laptop with almost the same files within their home directory. Sometimes I make changes in ~/Music, ~/Documents, etc. But these changes of course don't affect the other ...
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How can I sync my home folder over network and internet?

I use my laptop with Ubuntu-desktop to do all my work, but I also have a low-end desktop over at my office just sitting there. I've decided I'm going to install Ubuntu-server on it and use it to ...
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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 keep your photos in sync with Flickr?

I have a ~/photos directory where I keep all my photos. I'd like it to be automatically sync'd to flickr (with their recent generous expansion...) -- all pictures in this directory automatically ...
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Which media player to sync with my LG Nexus 5?

I have an LG Nexus 5 phone running Andriod 4.4.2 and a laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed. When attached via USB2 or USB3 I can mount the file system on the phone without issue and can manually ...
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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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Syncevolution in cronjob to sync the ubuntu phone via caldav/arddav

I want to sync my contacts and calendar from my Ubuntu Phone to a self-hosted owncloud server. Since there is no out-of-the-box support yet, I tried this explaination. However, this only works from ...
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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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Backup, sync, and mirror application

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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 can I transfer files between two Ubuntu computers on a LAN without installing additional software?

I know I can install Samba or openssh-server to be able to share files between two Ubuntu computers. Is there a way to share files without installing additional packages? I installed Ubuntu on two ...
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Adding music to iPhone 4s

What is the best way to sync my music I have downloaded online with my iPhone using Xubuntu?
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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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Excessive Resource Use in Syncing Home Folders with Dropbox

My situation is that I work close to equally from home and from my workplace's office, and I'm attempting to set up two Ubuntu virtual machines that stay mostly synced with each other. I'm primarily ...