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  • jayv. Level 4 (1,285 points)

    I'm not happy with the changes and after doing my share of complaining about it, set up my own server. It's straight forward and you don't even need an internet connection to sync as it's all on your local network. This may have been posted already (but I'm not about to go over 78 pages just to make sure), this little guide should do the trick: If you've seen it before, have another look as it has been updated.


    Maybe the feature will return somehow (doubt it) but until then at least you'll have your own little sync cloud

  • sdb2013 Level 1 (5 points)



    Thank you. Your link definitely clarifies the process. I have a couple of questions and will engage in the OS X Server side of the board.



    I appreciate your help and will pass that along.

  • handsOFFmydata Level 1 (10 points)

    The link to the instructions was post few times … somewhere between page 20 and 40. It's good to repost it as the instructions are comprehensive and detailed enough even for non-techies.


    I had bought and set the OSX Server 10.9 on my laptop but eventually I have rolled back to OSX 10.8.5.


    No problem with the initial server setup, but had an issue with importing my contacts. Perhaps some caldav/carddav accounts settings were not quite correct as the client and server were on the same machine.


    What really put me off was the OSX Server overhead on my computer. I looked at the resources use, at a number of process accounts created (around 80), etc … plus sure danger of incompatibility and conflicts when upgrading OSX/OSX Server and user applications … too much for one personal computer.


    This would work for me and will work for many if one has an option of setting a dedicated server in the office or home, but in my case, lugging a second box (the server) on the road just to sync the contacts and calendars is a nonsense.


    Again, the OSX Server is a neat option for a fixed location.

  • Drew Reece Level 5 (6,343 points)



    Your tutorial looks handy, cheers.

    You may consider setting a fixed IP for the server, that way it can work with devices that don't use bonjour. e.g. certain TV streaming boxes that's assuming you eventually want to serve up more than contacts & calendars


    Otherwise a Raspberry Pi would be a better choice (runs at about 4W).



    You are correct, lugging a server around is not ideal. Running one on a laptop is kind of silly when you consider how all the running services will be advertised via bonjour to anyone on the local network. Starbucks is going to be full of even more users advertising services they don't know are running.

  • Level 1 (0 points)

    The french Mac spécialized press is beginning to react

    see here



    As a lot of viewer of this discussion i send my needs for a local sync via Apple support on line 5 à 6 time

    and i don't have any reply of Apple


    Does anybody here hav had a reply after a post on Apple support ?

  • 伊藤R Level 1 (0 points) wrote:


    The french Mac spécialized press is beginning to react

    see here



    As a lot of viewer of this discussion i send my needs for a local sync via Apple support on line 5 à 6 time

    and i don't have any reply of Apple


    Does anybody here hav had a reply after a post on Apple support ?

    "Rien n'est jamais vraiment gratuit dans ce monde..." That's exactly right. The question is, how long do people need to realise, that "free gifts" from commercial companies do not exist? Just that you do not pay with money for an item doesn't make it "free" - the information that you provide are much more valuable for a company than a one-time payment of even a few hundred dollars.


    Also the Swiss/German press is full with articles on this issue. Only the staff in the Apple Stores pretend that they don't know about it, so it's definitely something Apple isn't proud of. Apple has become a very ignorant company in the past few years; let's see how long they can afford this kind of behavior.

  • petermac87 Level 5 (7,365 points)

    Currently there are over 320 Million people using iCloud. Who do you think Apple is going to cater for?





  • iFånen Level 1 (0 points)

    I wish I'd seen this before downgrading to Maverics!!!

    Apple used to strive for smarter solutions but that has changed.

    After "upgrading" to Mavericks you can no longer sync device to device with USB or WiFi.

    This is so stupid! First, when you travel there are long periods of no WiFi or 3G/4G. Second, cloud-based services are still pretty worthless because it's slow. Third, cloud-based services are still pretty worthless because of low security. Fourth, cloud-based services are still pretty worthless because of low capacity (I have a calendar from my first Newton of 1996 and iCloud can't handle the amount of data).


    Why would you prohibit safe and fast syncing via USB??? It's just plain stupid!


    Do NOT upgrade to Mavericks if you want to keep your safe and fast sync for Calendars and Contacts.

  • iFånen Level 1 (0 points)

    Very impressive but I don't want to become a computer wizard, I want my devices to work properly without hours of work.

  • woodmeister50 Level 5 (5,170 points)

    Coastalsage wrote:



    So unless Apple gives me that capability, I will no longer purchace Apple products. 


    So instead, you will willingly hand over your entire life

    and everything you do in it to big brother Google who will

    glean as many facts about your life as it can and sell

    it to the highest bidder.  Oh and BTW, all the apps

    for Android phones are Java based which has more holes

    in it than one can imagine.


    BTW, with the advent of Win8, Windows phones are just as

    tightly intergrated with their Skydrive service as Apple is with


  • sdb2013 Level 1 (5 points)

    Potential solution here? This feels like  a simpler fix than creating and running a server for a few minutes to keep a device synced to the desktop. The vendor is offering Mavericks/ IOS file sync with existing products but the issue of the proprietary apps, iCal, Address book, etc. isn't addressed on their web site.


    I'm awaiting a response from customer service regarding any potential to patch this gap in the new OS. It would be nice to stay within the Apple software realm for basic system integrity but I'm getting used to this now. If I'm required to go outside, so be it. 


    The vendor that can restore the lost and necessary functionality so that I can begin to use my new iPad as a tool instead of a toy will get my business.

  • snozdop Level 5 (5,800 points)



    That won't help you. All it does is transfer files between devices running the same app on all devices. There are dozens of such apps available for iOS and Macs. It won't sync contacts and calendars with the native contact and calendar apps.

  • sdb2013 Level 1 (5 points)

    Thanks snozdop,


    How about non-Apple apps? I'm exploring Fantasical on the iPad now. I'm willing to utilize any solid replacement. Or do you feel OS X Server would be more appropriate for a daily iPad sync?

  • Csound1 Level 8 (46,987 points)

    Fantastical is an iCloud client.

  • snozdop Level 5 (5,800 points)

    Nope, Fantastical also uses the same open, cross-platform sync protocols that the Apple apps use. CalDAV and CardDAV are now the most commonly used contact and calendar sync solutions for mobile, desktop and web access.


    There is currently no standard, cross-platform, local-based USB contact and calendar sync solution. Anything that is developed will be proprietary unless the developers can somehow get multiple software and hardware manufacturers involved and a standards body certifies the solution. That will take years, and has never happened even when USB was the most common way to sync such data. That's why Apple got rid of its own proprietary solution.

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