Can't Sync Google Calendars

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Chris Proud
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Can't Sync Google Calendars

Post by Chris Proud » Fri Aug 28, 2015 6:25 pm

I've just upgraded to Win10, Thunderbird 38.2, and BirdieSync 3.0 beta 23. Locally stored and ICS calendars sync to my Samsung S5 with no problems. Google calendars, however, universally do not sync, reporting a failure due to "unexpected error" for every event. Any suggestions?

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Re: Can't Sync Google Calendars

Post by Chris Proud » Fri Aug 28, 2015 9:22 pm

Ok, after interpreting a previous post in French I realized the problem was with Provider for Google Calendar. I uninstalled the Provider add-on from Thunderbird, then added the Google calendars as CALDAV. Details at
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunde ... r/reviews/
and
https://developers.google.com/google-ap ... dav_server

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Re: Can't Sync Google Calendars

Post by curehead » Tue Sep 15, 2015 12:02 pm

hi Chris,

ty very much! Been busy for a whole weekend trying to sync G-Cals.
Caldav is indeed the way to go.

Just some extra I wanted to share:

if you have a setuo like me (TB 38.xx) with calendars from different google-accounts. Be sure to add calendars in thunderbird (caldav) with the owner account of google. Even when I give account 2 all the rights from account 1 in google, using account 2 as the access acount (you know, in the popup "login google") it often fails and Birdiesync gives failures.

Greetings to all Birdies

Kjoere

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Re: Can't Sync Google Calendars

Post by Chris Proud » Tue Sep 15, 2015 5:14 pm

Thanks Kjoere. I did indeed have trouble with a couple calendars repeatedly turning "off" until I'd go into Properties and turn back "on." At some point (can't remember exact sequence), the Google Login popped up, I entered my credentials, and all seems to be working since.

Chris

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Re: Can't Sync Google Calendars

Post by Chris Proud » Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:33 pm

No, spoke too soon. I still have to occasionally turn my CALDAV calendars back on. Don't know why.

Chris

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Re: Can't Sync Google Calendars

Post by Birdy » Wed Sep 16, 2015 4:27 pm

Hello Chris and Kjoere,

If one of you still have problems with failures for a lot of events in the Google calendar (accessed though the Google Calendar Provider), could you please install latest version beta 25 (some specific traces were added in this build) and then after you get all the failures in the Google calendar, while Thunderbird remains connected (important), build a log archive with menu "Help/Archive logs..." and send BirdieSyncLog.zip to support(at)bidiesync.com to be analyzed.
Thanks.
Birdy

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Re: Can't Sync Google Calendars

Post by Chris Proud » Wed Sep 16, 2015 4:43 pm

Hi Birdy,

I think there's a misunderstanding. We've uninstalled Provider for Google Calendar in favor of CALDAV within Thunderbird. It works well except for calendars mysteriously turning off in Thunderbird on occasion, requiring manually turning back on. I'm not much interested in going back to Provider for Google Calendar. Currently no issues with BirdieSync and CALDAV.

Chris

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Re: Can't Sync Google Calendars

Post by Birdy » Wed Sep 16, 2015 4:53 pm

@Chris: I understood well that you had no problem in calDAV mode. But actually since it hasn't been possible to presently reproduce this problem with Google Calendar Provider, any (other) user which still has these failures may send its logs to support for analysis.
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Re: Can't Sync Google Calendars

Post by curehead » Mon Sep 21, 2015 11:57 am

Hello guys,

the autmatically turning off (or changing to read-only) is a google issue I think. When you want to sync too many events at once, it happens.

the "new" calendars i introduced too take over old ones (with more then 10K appointments) never have this problem.

greetings,
Kjoere.

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