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Old 12-14-2009, 02:45 PM   #1
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Default Sync Beersmith on multiple computers

I have a small netbook that I run Beersmith on when I'm brewing, but I'd rather use my main desktop for things like putting in recipes. So I figured out how to get Beersmith to run from both computers without having to manually copy recipes back and forth:

  1. Sign up for a free Dropbox account (my referral link is https://www.dropbox.com/referrals/NTM0ODcwMzU5 - if you use it to sign up we both get an extra 250MB storage for free). The free account allows you to store 2 GB which is more than enough.
  2. Install the Dropbox software on the computer with the copy of Beersmith you want to use. It will create a "My Dropbox" folder in "My Documents"
  3. Copy C:\Program Files\Beersmith to your "My Dropbox" folder
  4. Go to another Windows computer where you want to use Beersmith and install the Dropbox software again
  5. Now, you'll see Beersmith inside "My Dropbox"
  6. Open that up and you'll see beersmith.exe - run that and you'll see all your recipes!
I know that you can use a USB thumbdrive too, but this works better for me.
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Old 12-14-2009, 03:31 PM   #2
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dropbox is the ****

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Old 12-14-2009, 03:50 PM   #3
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I'd just set up a github for this. Yeah, syncing is manual but it allows you greater control, you can look at previous versions of all your files, and if you delete something by mistake it's still in your history.

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Old 12-14-2009, 04:30 PM   #4
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I've suggested this before here: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f84/save...9/#post1439135 (with my referral code ) Nice writeup though

bernerbrau: dropbox also keeps revision history

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Old 12-14-2009, 04:38 PM   #5
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Use goodsync. Works for me.

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Old 12-14-2009, 04:51 PM   #6
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dropbox is the ****
???
Can you elaborate?
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I'd just set up a github for this. Yeah, syncing is manual but it allows you greater control, you can look at previous versions of all your files, and if you delete something by mistake it's still in your history.
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Old 12-14-2009, 06:55 PM   #8
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Old 12-14-2009, 07:00 PM   #9
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I just run it off my media server over the network/vpn and keep a backup on my blackberry. Basically the same thing really, just using all my own computers

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Are the computers networked?

open up "my computer"
poke "tools" in the top tool bar
poke "map network drive"


and you can make a shared drive. then keep all the files there.

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