Apps, Settings, and Prefs Synced Across Multiple Macs
September 17, 2012 11:34 AM Subscribe
Macbook Pro + Mac Pro = sync everything (apps, settings, preferences, dotfiles, macports installs, etc) between the two over the internet? Both run OSX 10.8...
posted by cmchap to computers & internet (5 answers total)
Use Case: I want to be able to leave the desktop at home, fire up my MBP at school, and have exactly the same environment available. Any changes I make to that environment at school should be reflected at the desktop when I get home. The system needs to be able to follow symbolic links.
I've heard of Chronosync
, and I am familiar with rsync, but I'm unsure of exactly which files I need to sync/exclude
. (If i sync the .kext files in the /System directory, will the machines still boot properly?!)
*Note: I want more than just a home folder sync. I want to sync the entire environment.
* Extra Points: The desktop has a few extra hard disks that I don't need to push to the laptop. If I can exclude those from syncing, I'd love it.