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How To Configure and Backup to a Remote ChronoAgent

1. INTRODUCTION

2. SET UP CONNECTION PROFILE

3. BACKUP TO CHRONOAGENT

4. WHEN THINGS GO WRONG

CHRONOSYNC HELP

VIDEO AND TEXT GUIDES

TECHNICAL SUPPORT

1. INTRODUCTION [top]

If you want full access to a remote computer, you must have ChronoAgent installed on that remote computer for ChronoSync to access it. Once you have configured ChronoAgent, a connection profile can then be made in ChronoSync and selected as a target to be synchronized to. To set up a ChronoAgent connection profile and then synchronize to a remote Mac with ChronoAgent installed, follow these steps:

2. SET UP CONNECTION PROFILE [top]

  • Open Preferences in ChronoSync.
  • Go to Connections Preferences.
  • Click on the plus sign to add a new connection profile.
Connection Profiles in ChronoSync
  • Provide a name.
  • Choose “ChronoAgent” for Connection Type.
  • Choose which agent to connect to. You can also choose to enter an internet address. In ChronoAgent, on the destination Mac, the internet address can be found under the "Status" panel. You would use an internet address if ChronoAgent is not available on the local network or is on another subnet of a local network.
  • Provide the Username and Password you chose when you set up ChronoAgent.
  • “Test” the connection.
  • If valid, click on “Next” to set up the Advanced connection profile features.
General Panel Setup
  • Set whichever Advanced options you'd like. For a thorough explanation of them, click on the Help button to visit the ChronoSync help.
  • When finished, click on “Next” to set up the connection profile Mappings.
Advanced Panel Setup
  • Set your user Mappings. For a thorough explanation of Mappings, click on the Help button to visit the ChronoSync help.
  • When finished, click on “Save” to save the profile.
  • Now you’re ready to connect and backup to it.
Mappings Panel Setup

3. BACKUP TO CHRONOAGENT [top]

To connect to a ChronoAgent Mac, you set up your targets just like you would with any sync document. Follow these steps to set up a synchronization of your Documents folder, one located on your laptop and the other on your desktop:

  • Select your Source target by clicking on "Choose..." in the Setup panel's Source pane.
  • On the Destination pane, choose the ChronoAgent connection you just created from the "Connect to:" menu.
  • Click "Choose..." to select the target on your ChronoAgent Mac.
  • Click on "Select" to close the sheet.

At this point, your backup is ready to run. If you wish to set rules or options, visit the respective panel.

Targets set up
  • Click the double arrow in the middle of the Setup panel (or choose 'Synchronize' from the toolbar) to perform the synchronization.

That's it! You have now synchronized your Documents folder between your two Macs!

4. WHEN THINGS GO WRONG [top]

For most people, the above steps will work flawlessly for setting up a connection profile in ChronoSync to connect to a ChronoAgent Mac. However, we live in an imperfect world and sometimes things just don't work out as expected. If you encounter any problems following this tutorial, here's some tips that may help you get back on track:

CHRONOSYNC HELP [top]

From the "Help" menu in ChronoSync, you can try some of the following search terms (minus the quotes):

"Connections"
"Profiles"

VIDEO AND TEXT GUIDES [top]

Check out the following guides that may help you when configuring connection profiles:

TECHNICAL SUPPORT [top]

Contact our technical support team and just ask! We don’t mind — we're here to help!