Syncing - Migrating

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Glyphman
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Syncing - Migrating

Post by Glyphman » Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:16 pm

New here, so it will be some questions at start :) I have 3 pc:s that I use for my projects, pc home, pc office, notebook "on the go". I must have the same fonthandling in this 3 units for make my work smooth. Checked in the forum and found one post regarding to this subject. Telling that the backup function / restore is the way to manage this. Wonder if there's a way of syncing via server? I have a NAS server where I sync my projects, would be nice if I can use it for syncing MainType to? If not... I can see that, doing a backup from the pc if changes are done in MainType and copy this backup to the NAS so that always the latest update is there for restore to the other units before using...?
Is this a correct observation how I shall have my workflow with MainType?

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Re: Syncing - Migrating

Post by Erwin Denissen » Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:07 pm

The backup and restore feature isn't really meant for sharing a library.

You might want to use a font folder on a shared network drive, so all your computers running the font manager share that same folder.
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Re: Syncing - Migrating

Post by Glyphman » Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:02 am

Yes, but it's not just about share that folder... what about all tags and groups etc?

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Re: Syncing - Migrating

Post by Erwin Denissen » Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:43 am

Currently there is no way to share them. This could be very useful for people wish to manage their fonts on multiple computers, so we'll add this to our to-do list.
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Post by Glyphman » Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:21 am

Thanks. I used the backup and transferred to the notebook... the only extra whas that I had to copy the Fonts folders and place them at the same place on the C drive where I have them in pc 1. It's ok for now. :)

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Re: Syncing - Migrating

Post by cpking » Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:24 pm

Erwin Denissen wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:43 am
Currently there is no way to share them. This could be very useful for people wish to manage their fonts on multiple computers, so we'll add this to our to-do list.
That would be tremendous!

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Re: Syncing - Migrating

Post by Erwin Denissen » Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:27 pm

Right now we have the option to export font tags and font ratings. If this proofs useful, we might add font libraries, settings, groups, etc to it in the future.
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Re: Syncing - Migrating

Post by Glyphman » Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:11 am

Erwin Denissen wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:27 pm
Right now we have the option to export font tags and font ratings. If this proofs useful, we might add font libraries, settings, groups, etc to it in the future.
Hi Erwin, thanks for conserning the sync future. As it comes to me... I'm totally fine with using the "Backup" tool for exporting to my other two units. But if you can come up with a future that works seamless via a Cloud app or NAS server I will use that instead :D

By the way... Love the new MT 8 64-bit version a lot. Faster, safer and good looking! The improvement that you now can controll the different windows with the scroll wheel on the mouse, without clicking/highlighting them is the most useful for me.
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