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Use DVI for your primary pc, and hook the folder in via VGA, just switch the input on the monitor when you want to check on the backup. Sorry if this has been mentioned?
    
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VNC. THE cheapest solution.

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Use DVI for your primary pc, and hook the folder in via VGA, just switch the input on the monitor when you want to check on the backup. Sorry if this has been mentioned?
I didn't think of that either. My 22" has both connections. Would that interfere? Also, I suppose I would need to swap input devices as well. I am due to have it running this week. I'll try the remote desktop and/or the other program and see how well it works.
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Well yes, VNC or remote desktop are the cheapest solutions, but if the rigs are next to each other, and you don't mind dropping $10-$20, I'd go with a KVM switch.
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Well yes, VNC or remote desktop are the cheapest solutions, but if the rigs are next to each other, and you don't mind dropping $10-$20, I'd go with a KVM switch.
It would be easier. The only problem I have is whether it will work with my wireless (I assume it would) an the rats nest of wires I have under my desk already, lol. It really comes down to how often I need to check it. I suppose I could always jusy hook it up to my TV, lol.
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