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Old 01-14-2013, 08:02 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by library.ian View Post
I've been using Calibre Portable loaded onto a USB drive with the libraries in my Skydrive without too many problems for the last year or so, but recently I tried installing Calibre on the Skydrive itself. My problem is two-fold:

1. Every time I opened Calibre on a different computer, I had to manually change the file path for each library. Is there a work around for this, or is it something I should just live with?
I use Dropbox in this exact manner with my dropbox being in different path locations on both of my Windows 7 machines and I never have to adjust the path. I simply start calibre portable from the shortcut I placed on the bar.



@count0 Sounds like box.com works well for you. I just thought I would clarify some points for other users.

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I'm doing something similar, using Box.com for cloud storage. I didn't want to use Dropbox because it will sync my whole library on every computer that I have connected to it. I don't want my library on my work computer
Dropbox allows you to choose which directories sync to a computer, so if you don't want your library on your work computer just go to Dropbox Preferences - Advanced - Selective Sync and only check the directories you want sync'd on that computer.

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A compromise I started is to use a sync program to a local directory on the one or two computers I don't mind having my library on. I sync a local directory to my cloud library, work in Calibre locally for performance's sake, then sync again.
An excellent way to work.

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The other good thing about that approach is that I control when the sync happens. With Dropbox automatically syncing it would be running in the background like crazy. That may not be a lot of load on the system, but it is necessary load.
Like crazy is going a little overboard, but you are correct it is always syncing. This is a plus in that it saves multiple versions of the same file and if needed you can always revert back to a file from an hour back. You can also pause the sync process as you see fit then resume the sync at any time.

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If I need to, I can access the library directly on my tablet, for instance, through Box.com
This is a plus that holds true for Dropbox and most other cloud services.

Box.com with a separate sync set up sounds like a nice alternative Thanks for sharing your experience with us.

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