MAINTAINING MOBILE ACCOUNTS WITHOUT MAC

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Nick McMillan

10 Oct, 2018 06:54 PM

Hi,

Will I be able to maintain my Moneydance accounts on mobile devices without the main account on my Mac? It may be a month or so until I reinstall the Mac account on a Mac, during which time only the mobile devices will be updated. If it is possible to maintain an account on mobile devices, will there be any conflict between mobile and Mac when they sync for the first time after the reinstall on the Mac i.e. will the Mac recognise the mobile devices as primary during that first sync?

Many thanks

  1. 1 Posted by dwg on 10 Oct, 2018 08:37 PM

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    I'm a fellow user.

    A mobile device can never be the primary device, computer system must always be the primary. Resetting up your mac to use the exist syncing date (and that assumes you are using MD 2017) would only make that also into a secondary device, turning that into the master necessitates effectively breaking the syncing setup and thus the need to recreate it and in reality that is a disaster recovery approach that should only be used if all else fails. It could well work but you are pushing it into an area it is not designed to handle.

    Even restoring the master from a backup should not be assumed to allow the more recent data from the mobile device to be able to be synced to the new install, it may well do so but should not be assumed to.

    I do not believe that the approach you are planning can be guaranteed to work. Using a mobile device without a system that is considered a full system (MacOS, Windows, Linux) is not a supported configuration. A mobile device is always considered to be a companion app.

    That's my 2 cents worth.

  2. 2 Posted by Nick McMillan on 11 Oct, 2018 08:53 AM

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    Thanks for your advice.

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