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Would you like to have your profiles and Slicer settings stored and manageable in your prusa account online? Poll is created on Mar 25, 2023

  
  
  

Please allow cloud account storage of PrusaSlicer settings  

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mgrobins
(@mgrobins-2)
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Please allow cloud account storage of PrusaSlicer settings

Hi,

I'd like to raise the feature request of having an option for cloud account storage of Prusaslicer Profiles so those of us who wish to can print and work from multiple devices.

Having gone through the process of calibrating and fine tuning it is also awful to have all of your hard work go up in smoke if something goes wrong  (Backups aside). 

 

Cheers 🙂

Mgr Stock Prusa Mk3S+ using Octoprint in a passive enclosure.
Australia based, mostly printing eSun or Prusa filaments.

Posted : 25/03/2023 10:46 pm
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Diem
 Diem
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It's already possible, just sync the ~/.config/PrusaSlicer folder on each machine to one one the cloud.  If you're working within range it's better to symlink to a folder on a central server on your own network, or even to a usb drive plugged into your router.

Cheerio,

Posted : 26/03/2023 4:28 am
fuchsr
(@fuchsr)
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RE: Please allow cloud account storage of PrusaSlicer settings

It's already possible, just sync the ~/.config/PrusaSlicer folder on each machine to one one the cloud.

That's what I do. I use symlinks to sync the config directory to a OneDrive folder. I've also used iCloud. And I'm sure Dropbox would work as well. 

Having said that, I totally support the OP's suggestion. Makes a lot of sense to me to have a native sync solution rather than relying on an approach that requires a bit of advanced understanding of technology. 

Posted : 26/03/2023 3:48 pm
miremaker
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RE: Please allow cloud account storage of PrusaSlicer settings

How does one do this? I have google drive. I've located the Prusa folder in my app data folder, but how can I sync this across machines?

Posted : 06/09/2023 9:36 pm
Diem
 Diem
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I wouldn't trust anything to Google - they already know too much.

If you don't know how to setup sync then an simple symlink to a NAS on your local network is actually better if you're not going to work off site.

Cheerio,

Posted : 07/09/2023 3:21 am
fuchsr
(@fuchsr)
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RE:

How does one do this? I have google drive. I've located the Prusa folder in my app data folder, but how can I sync this across machines?

Here's how I do it using OneDrive. Google Drive, Dropbox, local NAS, should work the same.

  • Go to Prusaslicer's Help menu and select Show Configuration Folder
  •  Go up one level and note the location/path name of the folder. It's usually /Users/username/Library/Application Support/PrusaSlicer (alphas and betas have different names). On Windows, it would look like C:/Users/username/AppData/Roaming/PrusaSlicer or similar.
  • Create a backup copy, just in case.
  • Copy the configuration folder to your network drive and delete the original. Note the new pathname, in my case /Users/username/OneDrive/3D Printing/Software/PrusaSlicer/PrusaSlicer
  • Open a terminal window.
  • Create a symlink on each computer on which you want to sync it:
ln -s /Users/username/OneDrive/3D Printing/Software/PrusaSlicer/PrusaSlicer /Users/username/Library/Application Support/PrusaSlicer

What all this does is create a "master copy" of the config folder on a network drive (OneDrive/Gooogle drive/Dropbox handle the syncing of that drive across machines in the background). The symlink creates a pointer to that folder in the location PrusaSlicer looks for the config folder.

This post was modified 9 months ago 2 times by fuchsr
Posted : 07/09/2023 9:19 am
klepp0906
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RE: Please allow cloud account storage of PrusaSlicer settings

IMO this is one of cura's big +1's 
Very hopeful a native cloud/backup solution gets added. 

Posted : 14/09/2023 3:16 pm
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