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Old 05-16-2008, 04:49 PM   #11
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Is my Beersmith ruined?

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Old 05-16-2008, 05:48 PM   #12
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That's great! Almost spit out the coffee.
+1...

I like the "run it from the shared folder" idea. It's been a while since I've tried it though so I can't even remember if there were any issues with beersmith not liking it since the second computer wouldn't have any kind of registry keys for it which it might be looking for.

It would be neat if you could specify the location of the BSM file to use as beersmith's database (rather than always having it right in the BS directory), so that two machines with installed copies of BS on both could access a joint database with a network share, without having to continuously do import/exports. Maybe keep a duplicate copy in the BS directory as a backup in case the remote copy became unavailable.

And to continue brainstorming here... Maybe let people create some kind of web accounts on the beersmith site and access it as a virtual database so that they could access all their recipes through the web from any computer with beersmith, and perhaps also through some kind of web interface - so you can still at least VIEW all your recipes even if you're stuck at work. I seem to recall that beertools pro has some kind of web interface sort of along these lines, though I've never used it so I have no clue if it's the same idea.

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Old 05-16-2008, 06:21 PM   #13
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I like the "run it from the shared folder" idea.

Even better - have it sync with Google Docs for storage, real-time collaboration, suck in RSS feeds for new recipes, etc.
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Old 05-16-2008, 06:34 PM   #14
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I have Beersmith installed on my laptop, which is on pretty much 24/7. When I want to use it from my office upstairs, I just connect to the laptop via remote desktop.

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Old 05-16-2008, 06:53 PM   #15
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Even better - have it sync with Google Docs for storage, real-time collaboration, suck in RSS feeds for new recipes, etc.
I dont think that is how google docs work. Your thinking of like a VPN with shared folders. I would get an old PC, all of us have one laying around, set it up, put on a VNC program or other program to remote in, then make a folder & share it on your network (aka a file server or NAS). then goto your laptop or Primay work pc, change the option of where the program looks & bam you got a shared folder with ur recipes & if your PC or laptop ever get damage you data is not lost. plus you can also back up ur laptop or PC to it
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I dont think that is how google docs work. Your thinking of like a VPN with shared folders. I would get an old PC, all of us have one laying around, set it up, put on a VNC program or other program to remote in, then make a folder & share it on your network (aka a file server or NAS). then goto your laptop or Primay work pc, change the option of where the program looks & bam you got a shared folder with ur recipes & if your PC or laptop ever get damage you data is not lost. plus you can also back up ur laptop or PC to it
You can use "google gears" to retrieve and store active docs from Google. You can instantiate a browser session from any application and use the DOM to get and set the data.
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Hello all,
Yes, the BeerSmith license does allow two installs to your personal computers - for example a laptop and desktop.

Running on two computers from a networked drive should work as well - you may need to enter your key on both machines. Note, however, you should NOT open your BeerSmith on both computers at once, as it is likely that one copy will overwrite the data for the other which could result in data loss. BeerSmith does not check if you have copies running across two computers from the same directory, which as I said could have one copy overwriting the data files used by another.

As long as you shut down one copy before opening the other one you should be fine.

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You can use "google gears" to retrieve and store active docs from Google. You can instantiate a browser session from any application and use the DOM to get and set the data.

its so hard to keep up with google & the stuff they are doing
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Hello all,
Yes, the BeerSmith license does allow two installs to your personal computers - for example a laptop and desktop.

Running on two computers from a networked drive should work as well - you may need to enter your key on both machines. Note, however, you should NOT open your BeerSmith on both computers at once, as it is likely that one copy will overwrite the data for the other which could result in data loss. BeerSmith does not check if you have copies running across two computers from the same directory, which as I said could have one copy overwriting the data files used by another.

As long as you shut down one copy before opening the other one you should be fine.

Cheers,
Brad
I know that this is an extremely old thread, but in Beersmith 2.1, I cannot get the "Change Documents Directory" feature to work between 2 computers in Google Drive. For both installs (one on my laptop, one on my desktop), I have pointed the Documents Directory to my Google Drive folder on the respective computer. What I end up with are several versions of each file in that folder (e.g. Recipe, Recipe1, Recipe2, Recipe3). Each time I run the program and close it, I get new copies of each file. A recipe made on one computer doesn't transfer to the other computer.

Anyone have a workaround or fix for this? I'm not sure why this is happening considering both computers are accessing Google Drive and tied to the same license. Thanks.
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