wiki:HowTo/Sync/Init

Initializing the Synchronization Process

(Updated 2017-7; BallroomDJ version 3.13.4)

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Configuration / Options / Global

Step 1

First decide which computer is the master and which is the satellite. There may be more than one satellite computer. On each computer, in Configuration / Options / Global, select the correct master/satellite setting and save the options.

Step 2

Make sure the archived files folder is set. In Options / Folders, make sure the Archived Files folder is set properly for each computer and save the options. Make sure this folder exists on each computer.

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Configuration / Options / Folders

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Update Database

Step 3

Master: Make sure the database is current. Use the Update Database / Check For New function to make sure the database is current.

Step 4

Copy your entire music folder from the master computer to the satellite computer.

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File Manager / Synchronization Functions

Step 5

Master: Clear the synchronization IDs. In File Manager / Synchronization Functions, select the Clear Synchronization IDs button to clear the synchronization IDs.

Step 6

Master: Create new synchronization IDs. Use the Update Database / Check For New function to create new synchronization IDs on the master computer.

Step 7

Master: Clear the update flags. In File Manager / Synchronization Functions, select the Clear Update Flags button to clear the update flags so that the audio files will not be copied.

Step 8

Master: In File Manager / Synchronization Functions, select the Copy Updated Files To ... button. Select a folder that is shared between the computers or is on an external drive or memory stick.

All files in the target folder will be removed.

The selected folder may not be a top-level folder (e.g. V:\Music). It must be a second-level folder or lower (e.g. V:\Music\master). Since all files in the target folder will be removed, this helps to prevent accidental deletions. Select Start.

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File Manager / Synchronization Functions

Step 9

Satellite: On the satellite computer, use the File Manager and select the Replace Database With ... button. Select the folder that the master database was copied to in step 8. Select Start. Repeat step 9 for each satellite computer.

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Last modified 9 months ago Last modified on 2017-08-04T07:50:59-08:00