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I'm looking for a efficient way to bring up new PC's in a client's environment, that will allow the initial population for Dropbox come from another pc (via network, or external drive).

As opposed to downloading all of the 1Tb files over the internet or lan...

Thanks in advance....


Scott (MDaemon)
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Scott (MDaemon)

Brand Representative for MDaemon Technologies

Copy the dropbox folder and move it to the new PC thwn point dropbox to that folder.

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Scott (MDaemon)
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Scott (MDaemon)

Brand Representative for MDaemon Technologies

Copy the dropbox folder and move it to the new PC thwn point dropbox to that folder.

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Michael (LOM)
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Michael (LOM)

Lights Out Management, LLC is an IT service provider.

thanks for the suggestion... just to clarify, if I create the default user folder "C:\Users\%Username%\Dropbox" and copy the files there.

The install of Dropbox and Initial setup for user x, will place and/or sync files there ? Without anything special to be done? Permissions etc?

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martin32
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martin32

Dropbox has LanSync built in, which copies the files across the local network, or perhaps I'm misunderstanding your question?

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mr_w
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mr_w

martin32 wrote:

Dropbox has LanSync built in, which copies the files across the local network, or perhaps I'm misunderstanding your question?

Agreed, Dropbox has LanSync so as long as you fire it up on the same network, it should retrieve it's data from the other machines there.

I've done this regularly when setting up Dropbox environments, in the past when LanSync was fairly new it was a bit iffy, but it's pretty much flawless now.

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