Synchronizing the files on two machines
>>>>> "Christophe" == Christophe TROESTLER <email@example.com> writes:
Christophe> I would like to be able to synchronize the *certain* files on two
Christophe> machines that are *not* directly connected to each other.
Christophe> More precisely, I have to transfer data daily between two machines and
Christophe> the only convenient way to do that is through floppies (ZIP /
Christophe> rewritable CDs). Do you know a program that would keep a set of
Christophe> files/dirs (with recursion but with possible exception of some
Christophe> subdirectories and files given by regexps) synchronized on the two
Christophe> machines. That means in particular that files/dirs created/deleted on
Christophe> some host should be having the same treatment on the other host.
Christophe> Preservation of permissions and uid/gid is important (with provision
Christophe> if the numeric uid/gid differ for a given symbolic uid/gid on the two
Christophe> machines ?). Ideally, it would keep a backup copy on the floppy (in
Christophe> case I do something really wrong!). It would also detect if a file
Christophe> has been modified on the two machines and prompt for what to do. If
Christophe> the first disk is full, it should be able to `span' the data on other
Christophe> ones. A report of every session would be nice.
I haven't pondered on the details of your problem very much, but
it seems to me that rdist(1) is your friend.
Allan F. Caetano
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