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Wolfram WorkBench and iDisk

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  • Subject: [mg97663] Wolfram WorkBench and iDisk
  • From: robert prince-wright <robertprincewright at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2009 04:53:51 -0500 (EST)

I have a MacBook and an i-Mac and have been struggling with version control. I've also been wondering how to keep my Mathematica work totally safe.

My first attempt to control versions and keep files safe was to start using Apple's i-Disk. This ensured my mac-Book and i-Mac were always synchronized. All was going well, until i deleted a file from a local copy on the MacBook, only to find it was deleted on the i-Disk and i-Mac. That led me to read horror stories online by people who have lost all their i-Disk and local files! This lead me to think I should not Auto Sync the computers - have others had similar problems and do you have a better approach? 
I spoke to someone at Apple Store and they suggested I use the iDisk to provide offsite storage and accessibility, and that I write an Automated Script to copy the i-Disk to my i-Mac. That way its backed up on my Time Capsule. Has anyone written this script already? If so I would appreciate a copy. 

Now the main question is whether anyone has tried using Workbench with a 'WolframWorkbench\Base' folder located on an i-Disk? I am wondering whether this is sensible or not if so I can use the approach described above.
 
What do you all think?


      


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