Currently Being ModeratedJul 23, 2012 1:10 PM (in response to ABru)
You can enable sharing on the Windows box and then access it from the Mac. Then you need something to sync them. I'm sure there are commercial or shareware apps to do that. Or, if you are familiar with some UNIX/Linux command line tools, you can use Rsync and script it to keep certain folders copied over from master to copy.
Some apps to read up on that I can think of quickly are SilverKeeper, GoodSync, Chronosync, Filesync (I have no idea how current any of these are as I just script my own Rsync tools and use them for this kind of thing, but there are/were lots of choices for this kind of thing between network shares).
Currently Being ModeratedJul 23, 2012 1:21 PM (in response to ABru)
This user Tip shows one such tool that I use regularly. If you map a folder Mac so that it can be seen from the PC over the network you should be able to keep two clones of your library in sync. You'll need to have your library in a "portable" layout. All media inside the media folder which in turn is inside the main iTunes library folder.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 23, 2012 2:02 PM (in response to turingtest2)
Alright, I might have to give this a go, but I am wondering if this would be secure over a campus wide wifi network? (You have your student id and login, but would other people be able to access it?)
Currently Being ModeratedJul 23, 2012 2:36 PM (in response to turingtest2)
Also, I'm sorry im such a noob at this sort of thing but I don't get what you are doing when you made you "X" file backup as well as maping a folder Mac as well as the portable itunes layout 0_o
Currently Being ModeratedJul 23, 2012 3:50 PM (in response to ABru)
I don't know the details of Mac networking but hopefully you could password protect any shared folder.
The aim of the process would be to take a complete copy of your iTunes folder on PC and stick it on your Mac in such a way that later the software could compare the two folders and copy the changes from one side to the other.
The normal layout for an iTunes library is an iTunes folder holding a iTunes Media folder. When set up like this it is usually possible to move the iTunes library folder from one path to another without breaking the links. This is a requirement since it isn't possible to use exactly the same file paths on both a Mac and a PC.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 23, 2012 3:57 PM (in response to turingtest2)
Alright thank you. I think I got it, I was searching some other forums on this matter and I found that I could use Microsoft Live Mesh. I decided I'd give it a go and it seems really easy to do... Not sure if you have experience with this but maybe give it a look!
Thanks again for all the help
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