iTunes syncing, it sounds dynamite on paper
October 10, 2011 7:04 AM Subscribe
I want to sync two iTunes libraries. Can I do it using a "cloud" backup service? Details inside...
posted by bytewrite to computers & internet (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
-Let's say I have two Macs A and B
-I want A's iTunes music, metadata, library, everything on both computers
-The vast majority (99%) of A's music is non-DRM'ed, non-Itunes purchases MP3s.
-A's iTunes folder is in the root directory say /iTunesData
-I set up B's music folder as the same thing /iTunesData
-I use my favorite cloud syncing service to sync /iTunesData on A and B, setting it so the newest file overwrites the oldest file
A couple questions:
-Will this work? It seems like it should as any new music I add on either computer will get synced over to the other as well as any metadata file that updateds the library (e.g. iTunes Library.xml). Am I missing anything? It seems like any location issues would be taken care of by saving them in the same directory.
-Similarly, will I be able to sync my phone and iPod to either computer? Same rationale as above. The wrinkle here is I have a couple paid apps on my phone and a couple of e-books I have purchased. This is a nice to have.
This seems too simple and elegant to work. What am I not thinking of?