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Re: Re: Wolfram WorkBench and iDisk

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  • Subject: [mg97728] Re: [mg97720] Re: [mg97663] Wolfram WorkBench and iDisk
  • From: DrMajorBob <btreat1 at>
  • Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2009 05:24:23 -0500 (EST)
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I must agree about the pitiful iDisk (MobileMe, it's now called).

I'll have to give Dropbox a try. Thanks!


On Thu, 19 Mar 2009 02:13:59 -0500, peter <plindsay.0 at> wrote:

> 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.
> Peter
> 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?

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