Ghosted synchronization

  • US 20060190506A1
  • Filed: 02/22/2005
  • Published: 08/24/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/22/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A system comprising:

  • a first group of files;

    a first group of items, at least one of said items being a file backed item that comprises metadata derived from one of said first group of files that is associated with said file backed item;

    a first system having a first data store comprising said file and said first group of items;

    a second system having a second data store and adapted to;

    while connected with said first system, synchronize said group of items between said first data store and said second data store, and synchronize a previously identified subset of said first group of files;

    while disconnected with said first system, identify at least one of said first group of files to synchronize, wherein said at least one of said first group of files is not a member of said subset; and

    when subsequently connected to said first system, synchronize said at least one of said first group of files.

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