Shared databases on different computers?

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Avatar bobfry2 13 post(s)

Sometimes I like to use a program on multiple computers, for instance, at work and at home. This use is not simultaneous. When the program’s file(s) or database(s) are in a single directory, and the program allows the files or databases to be moved, I use Dropbox. I move the files/DBs to a Dropbox folder which is shared and synced on both computers. Then whatever changes I make at home, for instance, are automatically synced to the work computer, and I can continue there with no interruption.

I believe this could work with JBidwatcher, but want to check here to make sure. Has the developer or anybody else tried this? Even if it’s easy to share JBW’s files and DBs, there is the problem that multiple machines would probably make multiple, simultaneous snipes. Probably something could be worked out using a lock file and AutoHotKey, but this makes it more complicated.

Avatar mikethebike 30 post(s)

No way I would risk that

Avatar Dave Howell 15 post(s)

I’d try running just a single copy, and using the web interface to make changes remotely, first, if possible. You probably could use Dropbox, but I think I’d try running it off a thumbdrive first, to make it a lot harder to run multiple simultaneous instantiations.

On the other hand, if you have two copies running and they both try to snipe the same auction, so what? One of the two will get there first. The other one will submit what is now an invalid bid (“Sorry, you already bid that much. You have to bid more or it doesn’t count.”) and have no effect.