the instructions on that blog don't mention that one needs to setup SQL database tables (for the lock and unlock operations of the WebDAV server module).
I should add that there is a 1GB storage limit, but I don't think that you'll find anything more from a free service
I have >1GB of PDFs to eventually upload, and couldn't find a suitable free service, but Amazon S3/Jungle Disk seems to scale fairly well.
I would be interested to hear from anyone else using the service if they have had success. If others are having similar problems it might be worth removing JD from the description on http://www.zotero.org/documentation/sync_preview since I decided to go with this service on the basis of this page.
Fundamentally I assume this problem is fixable, since the upload seems to work and I can retrieve the uploaded files from a web browser with no problem (the zip contains a good copy of my attachment).
I would still like to resolve the problems with S3/Jungle Disk if possible (since I've now paid for it, and will also use it for file backups) - any further suggestions gratefully accepted!
Thank you for your help.
zotero will create the folder for you. All you should have to do is fill in the URL above (with your username, of course) and your username and password...
I actually use Foldershare - it's a free service from Microsoft as part of Live... http://foldershare.com
I just set Foldershare to sync the storage folder outside of Zotero - so Zotero doesn't know anything about a sync. Then I just have Zotero sync the data like normal. It works great - I've had no problems at all.
I have some problems with apple Idisk (WebDAV): 1.5 sync preview 3.2 sync all the entries but not de attached files. These one are uploaded to apple Idisk (zip format), but not downloaded to the other computers.
Does any one have and idea to resolve this problem?
Thanks for your help.
Now try syncing from one of them. If it still doesn't work, please send debug output to support@zot....org.
could you explain more specifically precisely how you use www.foldershare.com to sync the local Zotero (database) folder and then use this folder from the remote Zotero computer (and vice versa).
In Foldershare, you can setup multiple computers to synchronize specific folders. I wouldn't use Foldershare to synchronize your whole zotero folder because of a variety of write conflict issues that come up when you try to synchronize database content, but you can sync the storage folder just fine.
To do this, you'll of course need Zotero Sync-Preview on both computers. You will also need the FolderShare client installed on both computers. You then setup Zotero normally to sync your content. In the Zotero preferences, you do not setup WebDav syncing... Just leave that turned off...
In FolderShare, choose that you want to create a new synced folder. Go to your first computer and select the storage folder in your zotero folder. Then, do the same on the second computer. Foldershare will then keep the two storage folders synchronized independently of Zotero.
Hope that helps,
I am however interested in the MS Folder share strategy mentioned below (but have not studied or tried it) that syncs the folders (outside of Zotero). It would seem that this would work invisibly. I wonder what the advantages/disadvantages are relative to Zotero sync.
The one I am using can be downloaded from and is described at http://blog.keyphrene.com/keyphrene/index.php/2006/09/16/9-how-to-install-a-webdav-server-in-php
It's a little bit tricky to set up, particularly the authentification bit (I ended up just using .htaccess authentification and not the inbuilt auth module) and since the instructions on that blog don't mention that one needs to setup SQL database tables (for the lock and unlock operations of the WebDAV server module).
But once you have set this up (which should be no problem with some basic php knowledge), it's fine.
Good to know that zotero doesn't need that, though - I guess, I will try and find the setting then - no need to give php scripts database access that don't really need them.
I packaged everything in a neat little zip file (373 kiB) and wrote some installation instructions, so it might be of use for others. As mentioned in the other thread, this approach is particularly useful for people without WebDAV service or whose institution firewall locks them out of their WebDAV server. All traffic with this one goes over normal HTTP 80.
See this topic for more info.
You don't have permission to access silverfin/zotero/ on the storage server. Please check your storage settings or contact your server administrator.
Data syncing works fine.