Synchronizing with Tomboy Notes using WebDev or SSH can be confusing and tricky. Thanks to Ubuntu 8.10’s (Intrepid Ibex) fancy GVFS feature, you can now easily synchronize with just about anything: SFTP (SSH), FTP, Windows Network, WebDav. This is perfect if you already have your own personal web server.
Here are the steps:
- Go to Places -> Connect to Server… and connect to the server of your choice. If you will be using this to back up other things, you may find it easiest to include the folder path. Be sure to make a bookmark.
- Go to your GVFS folder:
Press Alt+F2 and enter the command “nautilus ~/.gvfs“
- Browse to the location of your backup folder.
- Create a new folder called “tomboy”.
- Right click on your Tomboy icon, and click Preferences. Go to the Synchronization tab.
- Select “Local Folder” as your Service. Then, copy and paste the path from nautilus from into the Folder Path. Make sure that “/tomboy” is at the end of this path.
- Click “Save” and you are ready to start synchronizing!
The one downside of this is that you will have to be connected to Server any time you want to synchronize. To reconnect to your server, you can always click on the bookmark under Places -> Bookmarks.