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Re: Wolfram WorkBench and iDisk

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  • Subject: [mg97720] Re: [mg97663] Wolfram WorkBench and iDisk
  • From: peter <plindsay.0 at>
  • Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2009 02:13:59 -0500 (EST)
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I'm a mac fan but would not recommend iDisk for anything other than a good
laugh.An excellent alternative [ that works ] is Dropbox. I think its free
for the first 2GB. You can also back-track to recover previously deleted
stuff I think.


2009/3/18 robert prince-wright <robertprincewright at>

> 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?

Peter Lindsay

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