Syncing folders automatically between Macs
Posted on 2013-06-23
I have some folders on my MacBook that I'd like to sync automatically with my Mac, in both directions. I had thought about using Dropbox but I'd have to use subfolders of the Dropbox one and I don't want to do this. I had a look at ownCloud but as I have a 1&1 shared server it won't work there.
I looked at SyncMate and it does seem as if this would achieve what I wanted, bidirectional automatic synchronisation of selected folders. However someone has mentioned that on the Mac there is already rsync and that this is the 'gold standard' of synchronisation, and that bidirectional sync is certainly possible with it. I've read the manpages for rsync but they're above my head!
Can someone please suggest how I might set this up to achieve this bidirectional syncing. I'd prefer if possible for the synchronisation to be achieved automatically, as in Dropbox. My two Macs are on the same network, with my iMac connected to my router by cable and my MacBook connected by Wifi.