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File Synchronization
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Oct 25, 2001, 07:40 PM
I have been trying to use File Synchronization for the past month or so without success. It just does not seem to be able to complete the synchronization without a type 2 or 3 error. The files are saved on our network server, W2K network, and I am using a PowerBook G4 with OS 9.2.1. All I am trying to do is to have a backup of the server files on my laptop so I can get to them when I travel. I am about to do a full copy every week or so to make this work.

Any suggestions?

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Oct 25, 2001, 07:53 PM
I have been using Iomega QuikSync for about a month... never a problem.
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Oct 25, 2001, 09:19 PM
The file sychronization in OS 9 worked very slow for me and I also had type 2 and 3 errors.

I have since switched to Sychronize from Qdea and it works great. Much faster than File Sychronization and much more reliable. I have not had a type 2 or 3 error since making the switch to Sychronize.
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Oct 26, 2001, 08:53 AM
Thanks folks. I will use some third party product such as the ones you recommended.
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Oct 31, 2001, 06:52 PM
Same issue with file synch from apple (especially when backiing up to a NT network from my powerbook!)

I use SimpleBackup. Its freeware and very easy. Simply create a folder with alias's of everything you want backed up, run manually or put an alias of simplebackup in your startup folder.

quick, easy and flawless, even when running in classic under OS X.
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