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dbabbage 2009-10-27 06:35 PM

How to migrate?
I was previously synching to the old swiss disk, but as they have said, all that data is gone. I have OmniFocus on three computers and an iPhone, all with basically the same database but with a few unsynched tasks.

What is the process I should follow to migrate to a new shared database, so that I can get back to synching on a new host without losing any of these tasks that have been added on each computer?

MichaelG 2009-10-27 10:38 PM

I liked the speed on swiss disk as well. I was not impressed that I contacted them on two different occasions and received NO replies or notifications that they were having a problem. For me, tough call on whether to go back for the synching speed. Glad to hear some of you heard from them.

whpalmer4 2009-10-28 05:33 PM

What is the process I should follow to migrate to a new shared database, so that I can get back to synching on a new host without losing any of these tasks that have been added on each computer?[/QUOTE]
Probably the best approach is to have the support ninjas help you through this if you've got outstanding changes on multiple clients and can't lose any of them. Call them at 1-800-315-OMNI during Pacific time business hours and they'll walk you through it. That said, I'll give you a rough sketch of what you need to do:

You can use sorting or grouping by date changed and date added to help you track down any changes made on a given client (except the iPhone) since the last time they were all in sync. I would do that on each of the computers, then tell the iPhone to sync its database to the new server, keeping the iPhone's copy, if asked. Then on each computer, tell it to make a backup of the current database, then sync to the new server database, taking the new server's data. Open up the backup you made, drag over any new actions you created since the last sync from the backup to the new live data, and reapply any other changes you made (completing actions, changing dates, etc.) which you found above. Repeat this drill for each computer and you should be back in business.

For the future, sync is usually more efficient if only one machine at a time has outstanding changes, and it's a lot easier to recover from the server getting wiped out -- you just tell the machine that has the most recent data to sync to the new server to regenerate the server database, without the tedium of finding each machine's local unsynced changes. You might consider setting up a backup server account on another provider, so in the future when one fails, you can immediately switch and not end up with multiple machines with unsynced changes. I'm guessing that you maybe only got into that situation because Swissdisk was out of action far longer (and more catastrophically) than expected, and you wanted to get some work done at the different machines. Not such a problem if the server eventually comes back with your sync database intact, but a pain when it doesn't!

withnail 2009-11-03 07:38 PM

Morning All,

When trying to Sync today I get the following error: -

[QUOTE]Unable to perform WebDAV operation.

The server returned “forbidden” (403) in response to a request to “MKCOL /withnail/OmniFocus.ofocus-copy-in-progress-kuu3ZMsIuna”.[/QUOTE]

I've tested my username and password and I'm able to login via the swissdisk website.

I've also tried removing the sync info setting to another method, then entering the swiss disk information again.

Does anyone have any ideas?

David4GTD 2009-12-17 05:33 AM

Yep - SwissDisk Doing Same Thing
[QUOTE=uscmeche;68317]I will follow your lead. I like that it was faster.[/QUOTE]

This will be my third WebDav Service - I am having the same problem. First, my file got corrupted on my exchange service ( and then SwissDisk came up with the same error message above - just started.

I will try and see... anyone who has other suggestions they are welcomed!

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