Questions tagged [sync]

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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Best way to synchronize files on remote server [closed]

What is the best way to synchronize files on remote server while development? At the moment I'm just connecting to the remote server with "Gnome files" but it's slow sometimes. Looking for a ...
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vdirsyncer sync error

Have started to get this error. I'm syncing between calendar on server (one.com) and client Kubuntu 20.04 The problem is always with a public holiday item. Syncing khal_sync/calendar error: Unknown ...
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Slow write speeds when writing onto USB flash drives

I am running Ubuntu 20.04 on an old Dell Optiplex 760 box and the transfer speeds while copying files to USB flash drives are quite slower than what they should be, furthermore, at the end of the ...
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Music sync from Ubuntu 20.04 to Iphone (RhythmBox won't Recognize Iphone)

New linux user using Ubuntu 20.04 (from windows 10). Trying to sync to and from my iphone and after doing some research and trying several options I have installed the required repositories (...
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Alternative to Keepass (too often conflicts)

Up to now I use Keepass and sync it via Nextcloud. But I get this too often: Translation of the error message: server version downloaded, local copy renamed and not uploaded There is a conflict. ...
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Chrome Sync Now Impossible with i386

Am I right thinking that there is no workaround to enable Chrome to Sync on an i386 machine? Access to the API has been withdrawn from Chromium, and no earlier i386 version of Chrome will have access ...
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PDF/eBook reader with horizontal scrolling feature instead of vertical

So far all the readers I experienced scroll pages vertically, while fitting horizontally A4 pages' width. Are there softwares out there able to: "swipe left" pages fit vertically both A4 ...
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How to find out which NTP (Network Time Protocol) is configured on Linux-ubuntu

I'm working on ubuntu where i want see which NTP is used as default, ex. chrony! and if its even configured for the purpose of correct time synchronisation in a cluster of another app. So How can i ...
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Isolated NTP Server for use in switchgear testing

I need to set up an NTP server to test the NTP functionality of some power meters (PXM2000), gateways (PXG900), and MOXAS in a switchgear application. For my application I do not care about precise ...
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How to get rsync to synchronize only new blocks for blockchain

Every time I run rsync to backup a blockchain, it starts from the beginning and tries to sync the whole thing, every time, even though there may only be a few blocks worth of data that is new. The ...
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Sync Chromium with a Google account does not work any more … solutions?

Since around today, March 10, 2021 and recent update to 89.0.4389.82 Chromium stopped syncing to Google accounts. As is turns out, this is due to some changes made by Google. What can we as users do? ...
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Thunderbird 78.7 - How to sync Google contacts and calendar

I have seen countless messages about this question (though none specifically for Ubuntu) and lots of references to TBsync and Caldav (which I don't know what is), and I have tried adding TBsync and ...
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How to send an email listing the files changed in a Unison sync?

We have an asset server which various content people update files on. There is then a sync process to copy those files to our live server, with unison, like this: /opt/bin/unison ssh://username@...
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loss of horizontal sync

I have dual boot, win XP and Ubuntu mate, version 18.04 on a Compaq Pressario F700. I upgraded from that to ubuntu Mate 20.04. after reboot when upgrade was done, after password entry display comes on ...
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Backups utility started requesting password again while syncing and not sure if sync is completing or not

Ubuntu 18.4 Bit of a fuzzy post here. About a week ago I set up the backups Utility that ships with Ubuntu with my cloud provider. Everything was going fine, I set it to daily and each day the utility ...
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Can someone please help me with Gnote sync problem?

I would like to have my gnote-s synchronized across my computers. I have a file server that serves NFS and CIFS folders. This machine has a monitor and keyboard. Sometimes Gnotes are edited on this ...
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Auto copy files to phone upon connecting though mtp

I want to create some setup that will auto copy files (specifically videos) to my phone from a specific workstation directory, upon establishing an mtp connection. How can I achieve the above? I know ...
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Files do not sync smoothly between Dropbox clients

I have installed Dropbox headless clients on 2 servers and I need to keep files in sync, within reasonable delay like a minute or two. I noticed that they are often not in sync. I made today a script, ...
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Visual Studio Code not syncing my settings in Ubuntu 20.04

When i'm trying to turn on setting sync.. it shows this error : " Error while turning on Settings Sync. Please check [logs] for more details. " What could be the issue?
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Time synchronization Responding Differently for Computers on the Same Network

I am doing time synchronization using ntp for six Ubuntu 18.04 computers on the same network: one server and five clients. For some reason, only two of the clients are synching, the remaining three ...
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fresh ubuntu server 20.04 system clock cant synchronize

I'm trying to set System clock synchronized to yes. I constantly see "Timed out waiting for reply from [endpoint:123]" even after a hand full of different endoints. scanlon@ogserver:~$ ...
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Properly sync gnome-calendar and the drop-down calendar to a (non-)Google online calendar

I have recently installed Ubuntu 20.04 and so far I'm really liking it. Earlier today I tried to sync my calendar to the gnome-calendar that ships with the OS. I have linked my Google account in the ...
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Playlists missing in classic ipod sync with Rhythmbox

I have a 160 GB classic ipod, model BX145. I can sync my playlists to it with Rhythmbox 3.4.4 in the sense that the songs appear in the ipod and can be played and accessed via "Artists" or &...
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Is there any way to sync installed software between two devices? [duplicate]

The software center in Ubuntu 12.04 had an option to sync software between computers with Ubuntu One (see this link). Is there any way to achieve this in Ubuntu 20.04?
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Sync Kontact with telegram desktop

Is there any way to sync my telegram with kde kontact.I am using kubuntu 20.10.I don't have a android/ios device.
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Cannot log in to Firefox account due to “NetworkError”

Noticed that my Sync hasn't been working for many days. I logged out and noticed that I cannot log in to Firefox account/sync on my Ubuntu 18.04 machine. It doesn't even ask my password, just aborts ...
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Real Time File Sync - Mirroring Locally

I need to sync a number of files in one folder to other folder on the same machine (no sub folders involved). I have tried hard linking i.e. ln dir1 dir2 but it is not sync'ing/replicating. ...
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Using onedrive folder for both windows and ubuntu partitions

My partition scheme includes a Windows 10 partition, an Ubuntu 20.04 partition and a shared partition for files I want to use in both operating systems. Since my organisation uses microsoft onedrive, ...
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is there any official way to synchronize my ubuntu 20.04 in two laptops

I have two laptops and one desktop all are running on ubuntu 20.04. I want to synchronize home folder in all off these machines. i was searching and found ubuntu one cloud and sync service. but the ...
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Does a mounted external NTFS drive (USB) need to be manually synced?

To be clear, the terminology of "synced" that I'm using here might be incorrect. I'm talking about the flushing through of the [write] cache. I am dding a local drive image to a file on my ...
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Synchronising Ubuntu 20.04 across multiple machines

I'm aware that this is not the first time this is asked but I have not been able to find an answer that was younger than 5 years and still up to date. Currently, I have Ubuntu 20.04 on my Desktop at ...
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Adminstration and synchronisation of larger number of Ubuntu installations

I have to set up and maintain a pile of laptops (all the same hardware) with Ubuntu for an educational setting. So far, I set up the system on one computer (making all update channels automatic to ...
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How do I sync my desktop Simplenote with that on my mobile phone?

I have Simplenote on my android phone. I have installed Simplenote on my Ubuntu 20.04 pc (from 'Ubuntu Software'). Now, how do I sync the Simplenote on my pc with that on my mobile (Android phone / ...
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How to synchronize Google calendar with Ubuntu 20.04 calendar?

I just installed Ubuntu 20.04 and added my Google account at the very beginning. Now I'm trying to see Google calendar events in the app "Calendar". From the description in the app it looks ...
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How to make rsync delete files in the destination folder that has been deleted in the source with shell glob?

I'm trying to collect files periodically from multiple sources into a single file dest. To save copies I tried using rsync but I have a bit of a trouble. Let's say I want to copy some files from ...
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How to get Sycthing GUI and register if missed it

I am a new Ubuntu user so I'm little bit lost. I installed Syncthing by following these steps: https://computingforgeeks.com/how-to-install-and-use-syncthing-on-ubuntu-18-04/ I still only manages to ...
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20.04 LTS OneDrive Issues Linking account

I was able to get my OneDrive working about two weeks ago on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS OS. I was messing around and messed my OS up. So I decided to wipe and start fresh. When I was trying to set my laptop up ...
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Using unison for sync, can't get backups working

I'm using unison to sync a directory on my laptop with a directory on a network share. The sync is working, but I'd like unison to make backup copies, and I can't get that to work. This is the command ...
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Pause Dropbox after sync

Is is possible to automatically pause dropbox after sync? I am thinking, every time I start my computer, dropbox is also starting. But, is it possible to get Dropbox to pause or close directly after ...
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Firefox 78.0.2 snap saved logins (about:logins) empty

After the latest snap refresh of Firefox 78.0.2 the about:logins page is empty. The saved logins file still exists (logins.json) and I can save new entries. When I select the Firefox Menu > Logins ...
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Boost Note won't sync with GNOME Online Accounts

I'm trying to sync my notes on Boostnote with Google Drive automatically using GNOME Online Accounts. I've connected my Drive folder, but when I create a storage location in that folder, Boostnote ...
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Evolution Calendar sometimes has error 403 with my Google Calendar?

So this problem never appeared before this started happening like 1 week ago. Sometimes I get an Error 403 when syncing to the Google Calendar and Google tasks, but this only happens with the Ubuntu ...
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Why is Nautilus so slow in copying files to Google Drive?

I was trying to copy a directory from a local drive to Google Drive using Nautilus. But Nautilus is showing that it needs 596,523 hours. Also, there no apparent progress in copying. When I used Google ...
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Alternative of Total Commander's function Synchronize directories for Synology NAS Samba and NTFS external HDD

Is there an application that has Total Commander's function "Synchronize directories" and that is 100% working and reliable on Synology NAS samba network share? I am using it on Windows ...
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Sync wake up system from sleep

My system wakes up after a few hours, while it is suspend. I looked in syslog and found the following: Jun 18 00:51:33 jens-Surface-Pro-4 systemd[1]: Reached target Sleep. Jun 18 00:51:33 jens-Surface-...
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rsync changes directory name

I just discovered rsync to sync my important files to an external storage. I used this command: rsync -zavh /path/to/mylocaldirectory/ root:10.10.10.10/path/to/myexternalstorage So far everything ...
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How do I solve Internet Time Sync Not Happening?

Searched through some places and did a lot of stuff. I have tried Unable to start ntpd.service, How do I set time and date from the Internet? and also tried chrony. I saw more places, as far as I ...
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Microsoft OneDrive with Linux [duplicate]

I was searching if there were methods to install Microsoft OneDrive on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. I have been following instruction given in this site: https://www.fosslinux.com/8835/how-to-sync-microsoft-...
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There was a problem syncing your library

I removed ca-certificates using: sudo apt-get --purge remove ca-certificates My issue was yesterday here, I fixed but Mendeley is still showing me this error Sorry, there was a problem syncing ...
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How can I sync 'GNOME To Do' and Google task lists?

Ubuntu 20.04, working with the default to do list app, GNOME To Do. I've deleted lists on Googles app, but yet they remain in GNOME To Do. Any remedy?

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