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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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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Snap Chromium browser and profile problems

After updating from Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04 my chromium lost it's profile. After some googling, i found that in 20.04 uses snap version of chromium. I copied my profile from ~/.config/chromium/Profile 1 ...
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How to write to ipod from Ubuntu 18.04

I recently sent my ipod (5th Generation ipod with video) for a new battery and an SSD to replace the hard drive. The repair shop tested it and said it worked, it came back containing a single song ...
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Dropbox on external drive - sync afresh every time?

I hope this isn't a silly question for which I'm missing an obvious answer... So: because of the lockdown, my wife and I need to both work on the same desktop (Ubuntu 18.04) and we use dropbox to ...
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WinSCP for Linux

I've always used WinSCP for Windows to keep my directories up to date with the sync option. This is a really useful feature that most FTP clients lack. Now I started programming on Ubuntu and, since ...
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Can I install Unison for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS?

I have two machines running Ubuntu. One runs Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and the other one runs Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. I want to use unison to sync files between them. I've installed unison on both of them the ...
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synchronize clocks on multiple 1804 linux mini computers without internet

I have a mobile platform that contains more than 1 ubuntu 1804 linux computer on it. All of these computers are connected to a router hosting a local ethernet network. All of the computers need to set ...
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Issues with time sync with remote PC and robot

Has anyone come across this error before? [ WARN] [1587458925.300460191]: Failed to compute laser pose, aborting initialization (Lookup would require extrapolation into the future. Requested time ...
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rsync re-syncing files each time

I'm trying to sync the Music folder from my computer with lubuntu 19.10 to my Pixel 2's Music folder via USB. I'm able to mount the device using jmtpfs to a Folder called "Celular". Then what I want ...
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Automatically scan USB drives for a folder and copy the contents to a specific directory

I am having a bit of trouble with scripting. I am setting up an HTPC for someone and I want things to be as plug and play as possible. I want to hand them a USB drive, have them plug it in and have ...
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KeePass and Ubuntu 2020 Setup (with Chrome, Firefox)?

I spent about a day and a half working through all the various and mostly out of date KeePass option for Ubuntu (Kubuntu). I want to share what I've found and ask for other answers regarding the many ...
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Can you sync an iphone/ipad while running Ubuntu from “try me” on usb?

I am running Ubuntu 18.04 through the "try me" function off a USB key I have made all the relevant settings but when I connect my Iphone 7 or Ipad 1 I can't sync through rhythm box. I am able to see ...
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NO SYNC on Ubuntu 19+

I have an old TV for monitor and I can't install or run Ubuntu 19.04 and 19.10. Infact I can't run 18.04.4 also. 18.04.3 works fine, but not 04.4. Screen is black and it says NO SYNC. I can install it ...
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How to share Tomboy-ng notes between two users on Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu 18.04 on SSD. Additionally, I have a second HDD. I created two users. User1 as admin User2 I would like to install tomboy-ng for both users. I downloaded tomboy-ng_0.27-0_amd64....
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NTP synchronization

I am using chrony as the NTP. Timedatectl shows that my NTP is not synchronized. With "chronyc tracking", it shows not synchronized. With "chronyc sources -v", it shows the sources not reachable. ...
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Dropbox won't sync on Ubuntu 18.04

I have tried every solution I can find by googling, so I'm resorting to posting a question. If this has been solved, please point me to the solution because I can't find it. I am running Ubuntu 18.04 ...
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Syncing Onedrive personal and work accounts Simultaneously

I have a personal and work account in Onedrive. I have successfully run my personal account using the Onedrive free client but couldn't run multiple accounts. I tried several methods but to no success....
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Bidirectional Syncing with Android using Unison and MTP

I'm currently trying to sync bidirectionally some folders of my PC (Ubuntu 18.04) with my Smartphone (Fairphone 3, Android 9) via MTP using Unison. I thought that this should be pretty easy, but it ...
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Can Microsoft OneNote be executed on Ubuntu?

I don't have an Ubuntu machine available now and this question is not very much on a problem to solve but is kind of a follow up to a question I have asked on Software Recommendations SE by which I ...
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Syncing folders shared by others in Onedrive Business

I've tried to sync a folder shared with me for a while and using different software, but it is just not working. Onedrived I don't have the output anymore, but it gave me segmentation faults when ...
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How to create a personal failover laptop?

This question sounds a tad vague but I'll lay it out rather clearly with some requirements: Each laptop should contain the same files in the home folder. User accounts should be identical. ...
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How to synchronize subtitles with Subtitle Composer

I know how to do that with other tools like Gnome Subtitles and Subtitle Editor. But on KDE I would prefer to use Subtitle Composer, which is Qt/KDE tool. What I found about synchronizing here is: ...
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iTunes to synchronize ipod shuffle

I am a beginner of ubuntu 18.04 and I would like to synchronize music from my pc to my iPod shuffle Is there an alternative to iTunes via wine to transfer music-files pc to the ipod? I tested the ...
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Syncing Evolution without needing gmail?

I'm using Ubuntu and want to reduce my Google & Microsoft footprint. Use Evolution for email, contacts and calendar. Contacts and calendar being synced to laptop and android phone via gmail. How ...
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Is there an Ubuntu equivalent of “sync theme” from Windows?

On Windows, you can sign into the OS with a Microsoft account and choose to "sync theme" to sync minor settings across multiple devices that are signed into the same account. These settings include ...
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How to automatically sync files between local folder and Dropbox folder?

I'm trying to set up a sort of DIY cloud-saves system for a game on Ubuntu so that I could share saves for a game between 2 systems, using Dropbox. The intended result is for the saves to ...
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Ubuntu 19.10 gnome-online-accounts google account works extremely glitchy

I've installed Ubuntu 19.10. In Online Accounts settings I'm adding a new google account; after entering email, password and approving the access request to my google account, the window looks like ...
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Ubuntu Server - Synchronize Dropbox with no logged user

Intalled dropbox from https://www.dropbox.com/en/install-linux and downloaded the Python script. Then configured my account and it works ok. My goal is to have dropbox uploading new files created on ...
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How to check programmatically if systemd-timesyncd has synced successfully

Is it possible to programmatically know if systemd-timesyncd; Can access to the NTP servers? Has synced the system time with the server? The reason is I have an application depends on precise time ...
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OneDrive selective sync top level files

Is there a way to setup selective OneDrive sync to include files at the root of my OneDrive? My sync_list file looks like this (but root files are not copied down): FolderA FolderB FolderC I've ...
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Force Rhythmbox skip re-encoding mp3 files on sync

Found that Rhythmbox 3.4.2 sync is slow and the CPU load is about 40% on its process. Also it deletes some files from SD card before sync then puts it back again. Looks like it re-encodes tracks to ...
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Thunderbird Lightning - Google Calendar : Synchronization issues

Ubuntu 18.04.2 - 64bit, Thunderbird 60.9.0, Lightning calendar 6.2.9, Provider for Google Calendar 4.4.2, When adding a event in calendar using Google it appears in Lightning after hitting the ...
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Is there an alternative to the “sync” option of mount when mounting an external USB HDD?

I have an Ubuntu 18.04 laptop that I connect to a docking hub with an external usb hard drive also attached to the hub. If I mount my external usb hard drive with sync then I get transfer speeds of ...
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synchronize a folder to google drive [duplicate]

How can we synchronize a folder to google drive in ubuntu? I want the simplest method from which we can synchronize a specific folder from desktop without downloading the saved files and folders from ...
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Get ntp offset between local machine and ntp-server

Using Ubuntu 18.04.3 I am unable to get information about the NTP offset using timedatectl timesync-status as I get a Unknown operation timesync-status prompt. Checking the service state with ...
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Is it a bad idea to push everything in my home folder to a private repo on GitHub?

And if so, why? I have two ubuntu 18.04 machines that I use for work. One at home and one in the office. I use git and github a lot already. I make configuration changes to files in my home ...
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Why is Lubuntu 18 not writing to my iPod over Rhythmbox any more?

I used Rhythmbox for years to manage my music for my iPod classic. It stopped working with Lubuntu 18 (like lots of other stuff is different now). The iPod appears in Rhythmbox and data is readable ...
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New files on Android shows 0 bytes in mounted folder

I have an Android device semi-permanently attached to a ubuntu computer. The Android device is semi-permanently taking videos. New video files show up about every 2 minutes in the mounted folder, ...
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Sync icon in every file or folder after uninstall overgrive

I need to know how to find the script or directive which add a "sync" icon in every file and folder I synced with overgrive. After I uninstalled overgrive, the icons remain. I want to delete that ...
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Google Chrome does not sync passwords

I have a problem with syncing passwords with Google Chrome. Whenever I save a password in Chrome, it just saves it locally. If I have previously saved the password on Google password manager in the ...
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Onedrive authrization link not opening from Ubuntu 19.04 terminal

After installing Onedrive and running it it showed me the authorization link which opens in browser, when I click on the link nothing happens. It doesn't take me anywhere and when I copy the link into ...
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sudo ~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd not working on cron job

I have used this command directly with the command line and it working fine. sudo ~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd But when I set it to run each minute with cronjob nothing happens. my crontab file # m h ...
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GNOME To Do doesn't sync with Google calendar anymore

I've been using the GNOME To Do app on Ubuntu for a while now on several machines, and it worked without much effort. However, recently I noticed that changes are not synced anymore. If I make a ...
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Is using a Google Drive client together with a sync tool a good or bad idea?

I have an employer-provided Google Drive account with almost 1 TB of data on. Basically everything I work on is on the Google Drive. It functions as a sort of live backup. Also, I'm running Ubuntu. ...
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How to continuously sync a folder between two Ubuntu servers?

I have two servers which are going to host two instances of a load-balanced app. Users can upload photos to /photos folder on either of the servers. So the question is how to sync the two servers so ...
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Local server Data synchronization [duplicate]

How to synchronize the data from one local server to another local server?Specially from MySQL Database.
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Root protected synced directories

I recently synced a directory on my file system with my OneDrive account, using onedrived. The program itself functions correctly, but when the files are delivered to my pc I can't access the files or ...
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What is the best way to synch One Drive business folder to Ubuntu 18.04?

I am looking for a way to sync my One Drive (business) onto my computer with the OS Ubuntu 18.04. I have seen a few unofficial packages like onedrive-D that do not support the business version and ...
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Accessing other computers synced through Google Drive from Ubuntu 18.04

I have a Ubuntu desktop and a Macbook Air. I use the Google Drive mac app (Backup and Sync) to sync everything on my laptop. I can access it from my phone, I can access it from a browser etc. ...
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Live backup solutions for Ubuntu? Preferably to Google Drive? [duplicate]

In my company, we use Windows. All work (all!) is done in Google Drive, since Google made a synchronization tool for Windows called Google Drive Backup and Sync. Everything is saved there, all the ...

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