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 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 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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Best way to sync music to Galaxy Nexus (MTP)?

The Galaxy Nexus uses MTP which makes general use a bit of a pain. Luckily, Ubuntu comes with some drivers preinstalled so I can access my phones memory easily through nautilus, however Rhythmbox and ...
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Ubuntu One on Lubuntu?

Is it possible to sync a Ubuntu computer with a Lubuntu computer with Ubuntu One? Can you install Ubuntu One on Lubuntu with no problems?
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How can I keep a folder synchronized to an external USB hard drive?

I have a growing music collection which I manually keep in sync with an external USB drive. Sometimes I edit their ID3 tags, add or delete a file in either the hard drive or the USB drive, and I would ...
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Syncing apt-get installations between multiple computers

Is there a way to synchronize my installations (and removals) between multiple PCs? Preferably with dropbox - since I'm already using that to keep my files in sync. I thought of an alias for the ...
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How to avoid files being replaced with older versions in Ubuntu One?

UbuntuOne for windows has replaced an OpenOffice document with an older version of the file. I am syncing between 2 windows machines and one ubuntu machine. Fortunately I was able to recover my work ...
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Dropbox instead of the documents folder?

Hello I was wondering if it's possible to make Dropbox sync my ~/Documents folder? I'm on Ubuntu 10.10 netbook remix (Not that NBR should matter that much). I've read how to do this on Windows, and I ...
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How to sync Google Docs with a folder in my filesystem?

I'd like to be able to edit my files offline and it would automatically send the changes to Google Docs and vice versa. Is that even possible? If so, how to do it?
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What functionality of an iPad can I use with Ubuntu?

What functionality of an iPad can I use with Ubuntu? I'm thinking about buying an iPad, but I only have Ubuntu PCs these days (no Windows, no Mac), and I'm nervous that it may be too reliant on the ...
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Is syncing private keys a good idea?

Ubuntu One's Security FAQ indicates that Canonical encrypts connections and restricts access to user data. This all well and fine, and I do trust SSL for online banking and other things more valuable ...
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Will Ubuntu One support OS Settings sync?

Being new to Linux and to Ubuntu, I've taken quite some time to tune it to my needs on my netbook. As I'm now convinced by the OS, I plan to install it on my desktop in the next few days. I was hoping ...
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Sync notes between Android phone and Ubuntu?

I want a note taking app on my Ubuntu running laptop and an app on my Android phone which can sync with each other, through online means or manually syncing. So far the only thing I've seen is the ...
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Automatically sync a folder to a USB when USB is plugged in?

Is there a way to sync a folder to an USB drive when the drive is plugged in? I'd like it to sync, or copy over changes, both ways. I've seen the Back In Time and Unison-GTK applications, but I'd like ...
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How can I transfer files to a Kindle Fire with a Micro-USB cable?

I'm running Ubuntu 11.10, and when I connect my Kindle Fire to my computer via micro usb, it is not recognized automatically. Other usb devices, such as my ipod and digital camera, are recognized just ...
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How to/When sync gmail contacts with ubuntu one?

Will it be possible to sync my gmail contacts with Ubuntu One, like we can do this with contacts from Facebook? There is some sentence in Ubuntu One preferences which suggests that we can do it ...
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How can I stop ubuntuone-syncd?

I need to stop ubuntuone-syncd but I don't know where to find the service that I need to stop.
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Managing Kindle Fire with on 12.04 via Micro-USB

To begin, I have read both Is there a way to get a Kindle Fire to work with 12.04? and How can I transfer files to a Kindle Fire with a Micro-USB cable? My problem is that I am unable to mount my ...
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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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Note sync with Simplenote?

Is there any note-taking app for Linux that syncs with simplenote? Are there any plans to make Tomboy do it?
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Is it possible to exclude a file or folder from being synced, while it is in a directory that was synced?

I synced a folder called "travel". I want to exclude a file in this folder from being synced. Is this possible? Do the other big syncers, like dropbox and mozy, have this feature?
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Is Ubuntu One Robust enough for serious use?

First off, this not a whinging moaning message: I'm interested to see if other people have similar problems to the ones I've had, and I'm trying to be constructive. I am comparing U1 with DropBox. I ...
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Sync Google Calendar Tasks with Evolution

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 and prefer Evolution to Thunderbird as my mail manager and organiser. I run a gmail account and use the calendar a lot to organise future meetings,appointments and tasks.I ...
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Are there any ways to access iCloud-based files with Ubuntu?

I have various Apple products which sync with iCloud. Are there any ways to access iCloud documents with Ubuntu (for clarity, I'm not asking about email, calendaring, etc.) apart from the web-based ...
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Can I disable Ubuntu One syncing for open documents?

A standard feature of most of the document editors like TexMaker or Kile is auto-saving as you type. Of course this is generally considered a good thing, but if I'm editing a document that's already ...
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Ubuntu One Contacts Sync Error

I have synced my contacts with Ubuntu One, however, an error occurred, and I have instead of 300 contacts over 1700 contacts and all are messed up. How can I delete all contacts, and restart the sync ...
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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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Keeping multiple workstations in sync

I work with multiple computers for various reasons. I want to keep those computers in sync configuration wise. I already have a VCS based setup that allows me to manually update configurations on ...
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Do android phones sync with Ubuntu?

Some models only or all models?
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Ubuntu One Sync for multiple folders in Windows, not just the Ubuntu One folder

I may have misunderstood Ubuntu One as a service, but this is how I had pictured it. At home, I tagged a few folders with the "Sync to Ubuntu One" tick and it started uploading. Now back at work, on ...
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Ubuntu One slow download sync speed

I am having problems syncing my Ubuntu One files with my Ubuntu 12.04 fresh installation. Everything went well during the setup phase. Now, I am trying to sync back in my folders in my U1 account and ...
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how to sync ftp folder with local folder?

I have a local folder, and I would like to sync it a folder on a web server via FTP . what is the best way to accomplish this? I would prefer to be able to do this via terminal, so that I can just ...
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Can I customize how often Ubuntu One syncs to the cloud?

I sync my programming workspace to the cloud using Ubuntu One. Everything works pretty well, but since I modify and save many files quite frequently, Ubuntu One is constantly syncing and gets backed ...
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LTSP client synchronize blackberry address book & calendar with evolution

I'm trying to setup blackberry sync'ing with Evolution on a LTSP client. It works on the server. I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 64bit on the server and here are the instructions I've followed to get the ...
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I downloaded an EPUB file, how can I get it from Ubuntu to my IPad?

I am travelling tomorrow and I have some PDF's and e-books I want to read on my IPad. I have downloaded an EPUB file to my Ubuntu computer. I want to know how to sync files in Ubuntu with an IPad or ...
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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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Tomboy Notes: Failed to synchronize

In my new ubuntu 11.10 install the Tomboy notes synchronizes just some of my notes notes and then fails. The details only shows the updated notes. When I look at the .config/tomboy/tomboy.log I see ...
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How can I sync my home folder “both ways” using rsync

I would like to sync my home folder using a server with ssh, is it possible to do it with rsync? I need to be able to sync it between a few computers. Thanks for your help
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How should I synchronize configurations and data across computers? [closed]

Imagine I have three Ubuntu computers home, laptop, beach-house. They all have the same version of Ubuntu, 10.04 installed, and are kept up to date from the repositories. I use f-spot, thunderbird, ...
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upstart config to start sync daemon as non-root user

I am planning to use inosync to sync data from master server to several client servers. I have created a user called rsyncuser in both master and slaves with access permissions and passwordless ssh ...
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RSS reader that can sync across computers?

I am using ubuntu 10.10 64bit. I am in need of a service or a reader that can synchronise my feeds across computers and platforms, something like feeddemon has for windows. RSSOwl is by far the best ...
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Thunderbird does not store remote address books' passwords

I have the following problem: I am running a Ubuntu 13.04 64 bit on a Lenovo Thinkpad S430. As email composer I use Thunderbird (24.0). All my contacts are being synced from an ownCloud address book ...
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How can I download all my files and folders in one go when using the Ubuntu One Files app for Android?

I just installed Ubuntu One on my Android phone. I want to download all the content of my Ubuntu One folder in one go. Looks to me like the only way it is to go one by one file and folder clicking to ...
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Ubuntu One says it's always synchronizing

I opened the Ubuntu Once Preference box to see if everything was "up to date" come to find that it's still "Synchronizing" after leaving the window open for three hours. When I execute u1sdtool ...
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Which bookmark sync technology will be used in 11.04?

I assume 11.04 is going to use Firefox 4, is Ubuntu going to keep using Ubuntu One sync or are they going to change over to the Firefox Sync built into 4.0?
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Does the Ubuntu One sync work?

I have been on this for several hours now, trying to get a simple second folder to sync with my (paid) account. I cannot tell you how many times I removed all devices, removed stored passwords, ...
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Does encrypting the hard drive affect file sync with programs like Dropbox, Ubuntu One, Spider Oak, Insync, and others?

For the last few months I've been having a lot of problems syncing with two computers that I reinstalled and encrypted the drives. It is happening with all the programs I mention in the subject. Can ...
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Thunderbird Contact Sync to Ubuntu One [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Thunderbird Contacts sync with Ubuntu One How can I synchronize Thunderbird contacts with Ubuntu one?
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Is there a cataloging software that links with Goodreads?

I have been experimenting with Tellico collection management software. I like how easy it is to use and that it will create all kinds of collections for any kind of medium (movies, books, games). The ...
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Ubuntu One uploads unchanged data frequently

I ran into the following issue: I'm using Ubuntu One to sync my files (across multiple computers), for what it's intended. But due to some mysterious reason it promts to me, that there will be some ...