Occasionally we have a field crew member that cannot get their device to Sync. Devices are usually iOS, so they dump the .geodatabase file using iTunes and send it to home base; not a huge deal.
**off-topic: Where is the ESRI supported USB method of dumping data from Collector, thought that was in the works?
Anyway, I then run the "copy runtime geodatabase to file geodatabase" tool, which converts the .geodatabase to .gdb format. Depending on the number of edits the field crew member had, (especially having to re-link feature attachments), the "Manual" sync process done by me can take some careful planning, consideration and time.
I'm sure many others have found themselves in "Manual" sync land, how do you do it?
I'm not looking for "I add a field to save the GLOBALID so that I can later batch-update the REL_GLOBALID in the attachment table"....kinds of explanations.
1) have you scripted manual sync's?
2) do you somehow use the "Synchronize Changes" tool?