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Posted by Prion
Jan 20, 2014 at 05:38 PM

 

Stephen Zeoli wrote:
I don’t know anything about Chronosync or rsync, so can’t comment on
>that. As to an external hard drive, I guess that could work. You will
>need to be sure to move or copy any external files you use into TheBrain
>(there’s an option to just link to the file, but obviously, if you do
>that you won’t have access to it on the other computer).

Thanks for that, I will play around with the demo to see if and indeed how well it will work.
>I posed your
>question to the help people at TheBrain.com and here was the response:
> >“It’s certainly possible, but we do not recommend syncing across
>anything except WebBrain as it has been known to cause corruptions in
>Brain databases.”
> >I don’t know if they might be exaggerating the possibility of
>corruptions because they want to get people to sign up for WebBrain, I’m
>not sure.

That is very thoughtful of yours, thanks a lot indeed. Of course, it is the answer one would expect but marketing blurb or real necessity, if TheBrain forced me to upload all I wanted to put into TheBrain then I’d look elsewhere. Maybe that is why they changed from PersonalBrain to just TheBrain…


> In truth, I’ve had a corruption of one of my brains using
>WebBrain, but I think that is related to also running the beta test
>version of the iOS app.

I certainly feel like MyBrain had some fairly major corruption issues to deal with on a regular basis. The real one, I mean.

 


Posted by Prion
Jan 20, 2014 at 05:40 PM

 

I’ll keep that in mind, too

Dr Andus wrote:
Stephen Zeoli wrote:
>> You will
>>need to be sure to move or copy any external files you use into
>TheBrain
>>(there’s an option to just link to the file, but obviously, if you do
>>that you won’t have access to it on the other computer).
> >The other option is to set up a directory structure that you replicate
>(and sync) in its entirety, so linked files also get synced. I haven’t
>tried it with TheBrain, but I use Allway Sync to sync between my PC and
>my netbook with other software. It’s generally better to try to
>replicate everything as closely as possible, i.e. have the same drive
>name (from C:\ to C:\), same operating system (XP to XP or Win7 to Win7)
>etc.

 


Posted by Alexander Deliyannis
Jan 20, 2014 at 10:01 PM

 

Stephen Zeoli wrote:
>I posed your question to the help people at TheBrain.com and here was the response:
>“It’s certainly possible, but we do not recommend syncing across
>anything except WebBrain as it has been known to cause corruptions in
>Brain databases.”

Here’s Harlan Hugh’s (CEO/CTO for TheBrain) response in this here forum 3.5 years ago:
http://www.outlinersoftware.com/messages/viewm/7349

>I don’t know if they might be exaggerating the possibility of
>corruptions because they want to get people to sign up for WebBrain, I’m
>not sure.

I’ve actually synced TheBrain files via Dropbox in the past with no problem even though I worked with two operating systems (Windows and Linux). That said, my ‘brains’ were quite simple, no more than 100 thoughts. Most importantly, I never risked opening the brains concurrently from more than one location, and always made sure that Dropbox had fully synced before opening a file.

 


Posted by Stephen Zeoli
Jan 20, 2014 at 11:41 PM

 

I noted in the Jerry Michalski presentation that he said that brains can be stored and carried from computer to computer on a fob, which I assume is his term for a thumb drive. I don’t know what authority he has for saying that, but I assume he knows what he’s talking about.

Steve Z.

 


Posted by Paul Korm
Jan 21, 2014 at 11:07 AM

 

I too have kept my brains in Dropbox for several years and not had a problem—but I never access them on multiple machines simultaneously.  Now that I use Pro Combo I should move them out of Dropbox and free up some space.


Stephen Zeoli wrote
>I’ve actually synced TheBrain files via Dropbox in the past with no
>problem even though I worked with two operating systems (Windows and
>Linux). That said, my ‘brains’ were quite simple, no more than 100
>thoughts. Most importantly, I never risked opening the brains
>concurrently from more than one location, and always made sure that
>Dropbox had fully synced before opening a file.

 


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