I have a laptop and a desktop connected to an AirPort Extreme with a USB drive. I’d like to be able to access an EagleFiler library from either Mac. I know I can’t do it simultaneously, so I’d have EagleFiler open on only one Mac at a time. I don’t want to get involved with .Mac or some other syncing application. Is this a safe method of using EagleFiler?
Are there any special considerations for using encrypted libraries above?
It appears that an EagleFiler library folder (and its contents) or a sparseimage can be simply copied to another drive for backup. Are there any issues in using that backup on a different drive? If the backup library copy is usable, could it be used on the laptop in a “non-update” mode when disconnected from the local network? If no files or tags are changed, but searches are made and different files are opened in EagleFiler, are there any changes made to the library?
It looks like the preference “Remember open libraries between launches” should not be checked, or it would be easy to automatically connect to the wrong library when reconnecting to the network.
By the way, it appears that my USB drive is much slower when connected to the AirPort Extreme compared to a direct connection to a Mac. Will this become a big issue if a library grows to a couple Gb’s and perhaps to a thousand files?
Thanks for your observations.