Tutorial – Remotely Sync HanDBase Database for Android with Desktop PC via Cloud. Using Dropbox or Google Drive

Set-up Your Computer for Syncing
To continue you’ll need to “Map” your Dropbox or Google Drive folder as a drive on your computer. You’ll use the subst option to do this.

At the time of this writing, 03/02/2015 the folders you’ll want to map are as follows.

  • Dropbox – C:\Users\WindowsUser\Dropbox\
  • Google Drive – C:\Users\WindowsUser\Google Drive\

In my tests these are the specific folders you’ll want to map as Drives using the subst command, or application.

The easiet way to do this is by downloading the application here.

http://www.ghacks.net/2012/04/24/map-skydrive-dropbox-google-drive-to-drive-letters-in-windows/

However if you’d prefer to do this manually you can using the following instructions. However you’ll need to make sure the mapping happens each time you reboot, usually by adding a Batch file to your Windows Startup folder. Instructions are available here to do that.

http://www.ghacks.net/2006/08/18/assign-drive-letters-to-folders/

Once that folder has been mapped as a Drive I’d recommend you go to Your Computer and verify that Drive letter is there, I used M: for mobile. If you open that “drive” you should see the HanDBase folder and if you open that HanDBase folder you should see the database, .PDB, files, “synchronized” from your device using FolderSync.

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  1. Posted by LordDewi on 02.03.15 at 3:17 am

    After completing this Tutorial I decided to take it a little further. I saw some posts on the DDH Software forum from users who couldn’t or didn’t want to use Cloud Storage. Since FolderSync supports FTP also, I started to set up this type of sync also. I’m in the testing phase for this and I will be posting another tutorial specific to FTP syncing since there are some things that are more specific to this. I’ll also include instructions on setting up your own FTP server.

    In addition, I figured out a way to use AutoHotKey to automatically select the user in the HanDBase Conduit, rather than requiring it be the first user in the list. This should also allow remote syncing for multiple users to the same computer.

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