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    Syncing Basecamp between Computers?

    Hi There - I use a Nav vi for my travels and have started using Basecamp to plan routes.

    I use a desktop for my work at home and travel with a laptop.
    Is there anyway to keep waypoints and routes easily sync'd between my laptop and desktop or is using the Nav vi as the medium to manually transfer this information between the three devices (nav vi, laptop and desktop) the only way to accomplish this?

    Thanks for any help!
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    Basecamp Files

    I would use the desktop as the main storage for gpx files and then copy them to the laptop in a folder called maps. If you installed a micro SD card in the GPS you can transfer them directly to the card from a SD read/write slot on either computer, make sure the folder structure is /Garmin/gpx/file or you could use the usb cable from the computer to the GPS. Make sure you have the same map edition on all devices.

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    store all your files on onedrive or other cloud service. if computer and laptop both access them from there, then there is no copying or syching needed.
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    Back up BaseCamp on some sort of portable drive like a USB stick. Then plug it in to the second computer and "restore" from that backup.
    It will be a mirror image.
    But you'll have to do that each time you make a significant change to the master file.

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    Garmin used to have a cloud store where you could log on and sync your workstations. However that ended a while ago and he option disappeared with v 4.7.0.
    They have provided a workaround procedure : https://support.garmin.com/en-CA/?fa...oud&tab=topics

    Basically it's doing a copy of my collection on the first PC and exporting it to cloud service and retrieving it from the other PC.

    Doing it this way or just doing a backup/restore works just fine.

    I've read that some have tried using a cloud storage such as onedrive or Google drive as the basis for a single database for two computers. It works as long as you don't try to access the database from both PCs at the same time, the DB would be corrupted if you did. Not worth it IMO.
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    My database has been in the cloud for several years, using Dropbox. (D:\Dropbox\Garmin on both desktop and my travel netbook) That has worked very well, and is backed up automatically when my desktop makes its weekly backup. I don't worry about corrupting the database since no one else has access to it and I have never had a reason to work with Basecamp on both machines at the same time.

    My netbook is used primarily for travel, which means that it may be unused for weeks or months at a time. I boot it up a day or two before leaving to let it process any automatic updates. That can take several hours, and I prefer to get it taken care of using the home network rather than deal with it on the road or on slow public networks. The Dropbox database will sync during this preparation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mlytle View Post
    store all your files on onedrive or other cloud service. if computer and laptop both access them from there, then there is no copying or syching needed.
    Thats what I do. No issues moving between computers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weschmann View Post
    Thats what I do. No issues moving between computers.
    Thanks!
    I took the OneDrive advice and it works perfectly.
    Last edited by droveto; 02-23-2020 at 07:42 AM.
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