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    Push Sync

    I cannot find any information within your support pages that totally explains the differences between DejaCloud Push Sync and the other options in the auto synchronization screen for companion link (now using 5060).
    Using Outlook 2016 Pro on a desktop PC running Windows 10/64 bit Pro with a Moto X 2015 Pure with 6.0 Marshmellow. Laptop is a 8 GB Microsoft Surface Pro 4 running windows 10 Pro 64 bit

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    I'm not sure what to say. It is "Push Sync"; i.e. instant.

    That means the device maintains a connection to the DejaCloud server, and whenever there is a change it pushes to the device in realtime.

    Our general goal is from PC to Device (via DejaCloud) for 10 seconds or under. Mine currently runs about 6 seconds, which is generally faster than it takes to bring up the view to see whether the data has changed.

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    OK, thanks. Does it just push the most recent change or will it pick up un-sync'd changes? Here's the scenario:

    I use Outlook 2010 and the PST file resides in DropBox such that I can access the file when I switch from my desktop to my laptop. This has worked like a charm since starting with DropBox several years ago. I only sync to DejaCloud with CompanionLink while using the Desktop and up to now, it is a manual sync. So if I am on the laptop tonight and make several changes to Outlook, those changes get saved with the PST file and will be apparent when I open Outlook on the desktop tomorrow morning. So if I switch to PushSync, and Outlook starts tomorrow morning, will CompanionLink 'see' that changes have been made the night before and pick them up in the next PushSync?
    Using Outlook 2016 Pro on a desktop PC running Windows 10/64 bit Pro with a Moto X 2015 Pure with 6.0 Marshmellow. Laptop is a 8 GB Microsoft Surface Pro 4 running windows 10 Pro 64 bit

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    OK, thanks. Does it just push the most recent change or will it pick up un-sync'd changes? Here's the scenario:

    I use Outlook 2010 and the PST file resides in DropBox such that I can access the file when I switch from my desktop to my laptop. This has worked like a charm since starting with DropBox several years ago. I only sync to DejaCloud with CompanionLink while using the Desktop and up to now, it is a manual sync. So if I am on the laptop tonight and make several changes to Outlook, those changes get saved with the PST file and will be apparent when I open Outlook on the desktop tomorrow morning. So if I switch to PushSync, and Outlook starts tomorrow morning, will CompanionLink 'see' that changes have been made the night before and pick them up in the next PushSync?
    Using Outlook 2016 Pro on a desktop PC running Windows 10/64 bit Pro with a Moto X 2015 Pure with 6.0 Marshmellow. Laptop is a 8 GB Microsoft Surface Pro 4 running windows 10 Pro 64 bit

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    It actually "Pushes" the flag that the database is Dirty. Once a sync client sees the flag it runs a full sync and will pick up all unsynchronized data. At least, that's the theory.

    Having the PST in dropbox is not something we test. Keep me posted on how it all works.

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    okay, thanks, that's what I was hoping.

    a question along the same lines -- since I use 2 different PCs on a regular basis with the same PST file, does CompanionLink maintain any synchronization data locally that may corrupt the synchronization of a PST file? The reason I stopped synchronizing using the laptop was that I thought strange things were happening with the synchronization suggesting that CompanionLink is actually saving synchronization data or logs on the local PC.
    Using Outlook 2016 Pro on a desktop PC running Windows 10/64 bit Pro with a Moto X 2015 Pure with 6.0 Marshmellow. Laptop is a 8 GB Microsoft Surface Pro 4 running windows 10 Pro 64 bit

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    bmac, yes, CompanionLink stores what is synchronized locally. Because you use the same file from two computers, I think there may be unintended consequences.

    We don't currently have a way to store CL sync settings on a portable drive.

    It may be best to always do the CL sync from one or the other computers...

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    thanks again. I could resolve this issue if I can store the locally stored data also on dropbox so it would be available to both computers. Could you point me to the file and I to determine if the could be moved in the dropbox? Thanks.

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    Bill
    Using Outlook 2016 Pro on a desktop PC running Windows 10/64 bit Pro with a Moto X 2015 Pure with 6.0 Marshmellow. Laptop is a 8 GB Microsoft Surface Pro 4 running windows 10 Pro 64 bit

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    1. run CompanionLink Setup.
    2. Press CTRL-SHIFT-D
    3. This is the path.

    This is a soft path that is generated according to your Original CL version, and your current Windows User settings. On mine it is:

    C:\Users\Wayland\AppData\Roaming\CompanionLink\Com panionLink for Palm Desktop and Pimlical

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    By the way, is it a true push, or is it simulated using frequent polling?
    A long-running open TCP connection could be shut down by an ISP or Telco, I'd think.

    - Tim
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    DejaOffice v4.4.8, build 1072 - CompanionLink Professional 8, Build 8018
    Outlook 2010 - CL Sync : Outlook <-(WiFi)-> Android

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