I have been doing some research about upgrading from OF 2.12.4 (running on MacOS 10.12) to a new computer running MacOS 11.1, where I would presumably be using the latest version of OF 3.
Up to now, I have not been using Omni Sync because I only had one device, but in addition to the new computer I have an iPhone (iOS 14.3), so I want to start sync’ing my database anyway.
Can I start by syncing my current database from the old computer to the Omni Sync Server? Then I would open OF 3 in the new computer, point it to the Onmi Sync server, at that point it would presumably need to convert the database to be compatible with the current features of OF 3.
Would it be better to migrate my OF 2 database to my new computer as an exported omnifocus backup file, convert the database locally on my computer and then start sync’ing it to the Omni Sync server?
Either way, once the computer is happy with the OF 3 database and sync’ing it, then it seems like I can install OF 3 on my iPhone and also point it to the Omni Sync server and it should be good to go.
Also either way, once the database has been converted, my understanding is that the OF 2 version on my old computer wouldn’t be able to deal with it, so I am done using OF on the old computer (which cannot be upgraded to a newer MacOS because it needs to run some legacy software.) Is that true? It’s not a problem if I can’t use OF on both computers.
Thanks a bunch for any advice you can give me about completing this operation.