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Michael Hyatt
12-21-2010, 01:22 PM
I just bought a MacBook Air. I intend to use it as my primary computer. However, there are some jobs I will still need my Macbook Pro for.

Consequently, I want to copy over all the changed files from the MBA to the MBP every night.

What's the easiest way to do this? I tried putting the MBP in Target mode, but the MBA doesn't have Firewire, so that doesn't work.

Thoughts?

dnanian
12-21-2010, 01:51 PM
Maybe something like DropBox, Michael? This seems like something that wouldn't be terribly practical with SD.

Michael Hyatt
12-21-2010, 02:05 PM
I have DropBox, but I was hoping to copy over *everything*, including my settings, etc. Maybe I need to look at it again.

dnanian
12-21-2010, 02:07 PM
Well, you could certainly make a backup to a USB drive, boot from that and restore. But that seems like a pain for something that you might do routinely.

Michael Hyatt
12-21-2010, 02:12 PM
That's a good point. Someone also point out that the MBA and MBP OSs are slightly different, too. So DropBox might be the best option. Thanks.