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Syncing Files & Folders Offline

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Syncing Overview

Syncing is a complex problem and resource intensive process.   We have engineered MyWorkDrive with multiple access methods (Web, Mobile, Mapped Drive) to reduce the need for offline sync.   If you must setup offline sync (typically for larger and design files), we recommend only syncing a small subset of your shared folders and ensuring you have regular backups to prevent data loss from inadvertently overwriting or deleting files.   Each vendor has their own settings for determining when to automatically or manually sync changes, new files or deletions and for keeping versions of file changes.   We recommend using our built in WebDAV support to make files available offline (assuming WebDAV is allowed by your network administrator and files are allowed to be downloaded).   We also support downloading files to OneDrive through our Web File Manager client.

Syncing Files & Folders for Offline Access using WebDAV

We recommend the following applications for syncing files and folders for offline access using our built in WebDAV support:

CyberDuck(Mac)

Allway Sync

WinSCP

GoodSync

 

Logging in using WebDAV

For Url/Address enter the address for your MyWorkDrive web connection with /dav for example https://yourserver.yourdomain.com/dav

If you would like to map to a specific share instead of the root of your WebDAV site append the share name you created after /dav for example: /dav/shared

We also support and recommend specifying a sub-folder to further limit syncing requirements, speed up sync and preserve bandwidth – for example:

https://yourserver.yourdomain.com/dav/shared/projects/project2018-09-01  to sync only the project2018-09-01 sub-folder.

Enter your username and password that you use to login to your Windows Domain.

Example Server Share Folder setup from AllwaySync:

Syncing

Once you are logged in you can sync files and folders.  Setup the folders you wish to sync from the server to your local PC and if desired schedule events or time based automatic updating.

To configure Mobile offline sync with WebDAV Navigator +, see their article here: http://seanashton.net/webdav/sync/