176. About Synchronizing Files

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Because you can access your iFolder from multiple workstations, even over the Web, it is necessary for the iFolder on the server to be synchronized with the iFolder on your NLD system (the system you use most often). Synchronization makes sure that the same files are available in the iFolder no matter where you are when you log on to the server.

Files are automatically synchronized between the server and your computer when you use the iFolder client to log on to the server (on your NLD system). You can also activate synchronization manually from the iFolder applet that resides in the top panel.

When there is a conflict during synchronization, affected files are held in a conflict bin. For example, let's say that you are working on a file on your NLD desktop that resides in your iFolder. Then you go to a remote system and download the file using the web client. You then complete working on the file. And let's say that you don't need the file any longer, so you delete it from the iFolder using the web client.

The next time that you log on to the iFolder server on your NLD system (using the iFolder client) synchronization takes place. However, there will be a conflict because the file that you deleted using the web client is not on the server; it is in your local iFolder. Instead of just deleting the file, the file in question is placed in your conflict bin. This allows you to review the file and decide whether it should also be deleted from the local iFolder on your NLD system.

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    Novell Linux Desktop 9. User's Handbook
    Novell Linux Desktop 9 Users Handbook
    ISBN: 0672327295
    EAN: 2147483647
    Year: 2003
    Pages: 244
    Authors: Joe Habraken

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