[Files] Database on the internet

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[Files] Database on the internet

Postby chrisz » Sun Sep 27, 2009 2:35 pm

Is there a way to store the notes-database on the internet??

I use several computers, at work, home... It would be cool if I could open the same notes from every computer. This could be done by placing the file on an internetserver (perhaps on my own domain?)

Not a necessary option (I carry the file around on a memorystick now), but nice nonetheless.

It might become more important if you work with more people on one file. A projectteam or something. But I don't think many people use CintaNotes in a team???
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Re: [Files] Database on the internet

Postby CintaNotes Developer » Mon Sep 28, 2009 3:20 am

If all your PCs have internet access, the most convenient way is to get yourself
a free DropBox (http://www.getdropbox.com) and put CintaNotes folder in there.
This will create a folder that is automatically synchronized on all your PCs,
and will take care of the notes database synchronization.
Since version 10.3, you even don't have to exit CintaNotes on one computer to be able
to use it on another.
(But it's best to put the backup folder outside because of file version conflicts.
See CN help or readme.txt for details on how to specify an external backup location
via editing cintanotes.settings file).
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Re: [Files] Database on the internet

Postby Noddy330 » Mon Sep 28, 2009 6:37 am

Dropbox may be ok sometimes, but it won't work thorough all proxys.
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Re: [Files] Database on the internet

Postby CintaNotes Developer » Sun Oct 11, 2009 10:42 am

Noddy330 wrote:Dropbox may be ok sometimes, but it won't work thorough all proxys.
Nod

Hm, the developers claim that it works just fine through HTTP(S) proxies.
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Re: [Files] Database on the internet

Postby kranor » Sun Oct 11, 2009 5:32 pm

Dropbox is blocked by my works proxy system
No trees were killed in the creation of this message. However, many electrons were terribly inconvenienced.
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Re: [Files] Database on the internet

Postby Marco » Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:42 am

+1 for accessing files/databases in the net.

perhaps in addition with a simple php user interface?
I'd like to program a small script if I would know the conventions of the dat-file.
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Re: [Files] Database on the internet

Postby CintaNotes Developer » Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:53 am

Since not all users would want it, I think it will be best to implement is as an optional extension to CN.
As for the db format, it will be changed as I migrate CN to SQLite, so don't bother yet)
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Re: [Files] Database on the internet

Postby Guest » Fri Nov 13, 2009 6:08 am

Is there any way to refresh notes in CN? I tried DropBox but if I update the note file on both computers when CN is open on both, it only keeps the notes from one session. When I close them both and reopen I get the notes that were saved but lose the others. If I could refresh (without closing and reopening) then I think it would be fine.

I also tried using a USB stick connected to my router and that works fine on one of my computers (all are running Windows 7) but it doesn't open on one of them (I haven't tried my laptop) off the network drive. There's also the annoying "publisher can't be verified" warning message when running it off the network.

The DropBox seems like it would work great if I could get the refresh thing figured out, although it seems like there could be a big danger of losing notes that way.
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Re: [Files] Database on the internet

Postby CintaNotes Developer » Sun Nov 15, 2009 8:09 am

Hello Guest,

thanks for bringing this up. The notebook refresh issue has already been solved, but it seems
that there's been a regression on this. I'm now working on a more reliable approach to keep your notes safe in a DropBox folder. It will be released in the next version.
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Re: [Files] Database on the internet

Postby Guest » Thu Nov 26, 2009 8:14 pm

Is there any timeline on the next version when this will be fixed?
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Re: [Files] Database on the internet

Postby CintaNotes Developer » Fri Nov 27, 2009 2:25 pm

Presumably first or second week of December. The 1.0 version is running late, so I'll probably make a special Beta M10.6 version just for that.
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Re: [Files] Database on the internet

Postby Noddy330 » Wed Dec 02, 2009 1:57 pm

CintaNotes Developer wrote:
Noddy330 wrote:Dropbox may be ok sometimes, but it won't work thorough all proxys.
Nod

Hm, the developers claim that it works just fine through HTTP(S) proxies.


I'm not an expert on this but the DropBox forum says - Some corporate networks are behind HTTP proxy servers that use NTLM authentication. Dropbox currently doesn't support this kind of proxy authentication. However, some users have reported some success using an intermediate proxy, such as NTLMAPS or cntlm, to get Dropbox running on their network.

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Re: [Files] Database on the internet

Postby Noddy330 » Tue Mar 02, 2010 11:30 pm

CintaNotes Developer wrote:If all your PCs have internet access, the most convenient way is to get yourself
a free DropBox (http://www.getdropbox.com) and put CintaNotes folder in there.
This will create a folder that is automatically synchronized on all your PCs,
and will take care of the notes database synchronization.
Since version 10.3, you even don't have to exit CintaNotes on one computer to be able
to use it on another.
(But it's best to put the backup folder outside because of file version conflicts.
See CN help or readme.txt for details on how to specify an external backup location
via editing cintanotes.settings file).


I couldn't get this to work. I had the DAT file in Dropbox and two PCs accessing it. I added notes on both PCs, but each PC only saw its 'own' notes. After shutdown CN and restart some notes were lost. What's the guidance for this? Nod
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Re: [Files] Database on the internet

Postby CintaNotes Developer » Wed Mar 03, 2010 12:50 pm

Hello Nod,

I guess there's little point debugging this now, because it is easier to just wait till March 15 when 1.0 comes out, there won't be such problems.
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Re: [Files] Database on the internet

Postby Noddy330 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:13 pm

That's good for me
Thanks
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