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Local Status = Offline

Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 5:33 am
by cgrace70
I am evaluating VersionRecall and I set up the folder for my project and the repository in DropBox. I used my home PC to set everything up, but now that I am in the office using my work laptop I see the Local Status as *** Offline ***. I can open the project files, but not update the versions of the files once modified. The answer is probably staring me in the face, but I am not seeing it.

Re: Local Status = Offline

Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:12 am
by Alexander Riedel
What are the exact folder names on both machines?
Dropbox folders are usually under a "user" folder".
If the userid is different, open the repository settings
and add the path to your dropbox folder on your WORK machine as
alternate path.

Re: Local Status = Offline

Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:36 am
by cgrace70
I believe I said it was staring me in the face. :oops: The username on my work laptop and my home PC are similar. It wasn't jumping out at me. Thanks for the help!!

Re: Local Status = Offline

Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:47 am
by Alexander Riedel
You transferred the .recall from your home computer to your work computer manually I presume?
I am just trying to figure out a way to make this easier to set up for people in the future.
I am assuming this will be a common problem :-)

Re: Local Status = Offline

Posted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:04 am
by cgrace70
Hi Alexander,

I did not need to transfer the .recall file. I have two folders setup in my DropBox account. One for my code and the other for the repository.

After I configured everything from the 1st computer, I performed the following on the 2nd computer:

* I opened the .recall file changed the Service Settings so that the paths pointed to the appropriate DropBox folders on the local hard drive for the code.

* Then upon your response, I modified the Properties and added the alternative target path for the repository.

At least I did the first part right by changing the Service Settings. I just did not followup with using the Alternative Path. It works as I expect it to now. :)

Thanks very much!


Re: Local Status = Offline

Posted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:00 am
by cgrace70
As a followup: I took this a bit further.

I used SUBST to create a redirect/virtual drive to point to the "Private" folder on DropBox. I opened up a command prompt and typed "subst X: C:\Users\xxxxx\Dropbox\Private".

I then changed all the settings in VersionRecall to point to the new drive/folder. Now, I do not have to use the alternative path in VersionRecall. The setup on both PC's will be identical.

Having said that, I also had to create two batch files. One for my home computer and one for my work computer. The drive created with SUBST is not persistent, so I put the two batch files in DropBox and then placed a link to the appropriate batch file in the "START" folder of each computer.

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@echo off
subst X: C:\Users\xxxx\Dropbox\Private