syncing on 2nd machine which has restored a backup

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18 Apr, 2020 01:28 PM

Having restored from a backup on a second PC I then found that I could not sync this machine. I downloaded the convert secondary to master pyi utility and ran it as per a previous post from Maddy. The online sync option was no longer greyed out, so I could then select shared Drop Box folder and put in sync key and select folder. Having done all that though that the 2nd machine is still not syncing with a 3rd Machine.
The 3rd machine and the Moneydance app are syncing with each other though.
The 1st machine is not available to me as it is in another place where I cannot go due to the current lockdown.
I need the backed up file to work though as the files on my 3rd Machine got corrupted.
Sorry this reads like a brainteaser.

  1. 1 Posted by davidvernonlong on 18 Apr, 2020 07:02 PM

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    The second machine is saving the file to a folder outside my Dropbox folder even though I specified the Dropbox folder in the sync. There is also a Moneydance folder in my Dropbox folder but my files are not saving there when I close. I cannot find how to specify where the file is saved. Under Preferences I can only specify where to save the backup

  2. 2 Posted by dwg on 18 Apr, 2020 09:08 PM

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    I'm a fellow user.

    When you convert a secondary machine to a primary and then set up syncing you are creating a new syncing relationship, it does not and cannot being involved with the original process. To have the third machine syncing with the second you have to added is to this new syncing relationship using the instructions for secondary machines in the article:

    Similarly for the mobile app you have to create a new syncing relationship :

    The original syncing relationship is effectively dead and when yo do regain access to the first machine you will need to add it to this new syncing relationship.

  3. 3 Posted by davidvernonlong on 20 Apr, 2020 08:50 AM

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    Thanks. On the machine which has now become the primary one for Moneydance has now 2 sets of files. Those on Dropbox due to the previous syncing relationship and those on a local folder of the now primary machine having ran the convert secondary to master pyi utility.

    Should I now remove the folder on Dropbox created from the old syncing relations, to make way for the new syncing relationship which I shall create following the links dwg sent me?

  4. 4 Posted by davidvernonlong on 24 Apr, 2020 12:23 PM

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    I removed the Dropbox folder from previous sync relations and created new sync as per dwg, and worked perfectly. So for me this discussion closed

  5. davidvernonlong closed this discussion on 24 Apr, 2020 12:26 PM.

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