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    Question Synchronizing Automatically

    Hello all together,

    does anyone of you know an application for automatically synchronizing data of a Linux-PC to a Windows XP-PC?
    The form should be echo (changes only on the Linux-PC).
    Only the Linux-PC should have the application.

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Synchronizing Automatically

    Okuro wrote:
    > Only the Linux-PC should have the application.


    the win machine has to cooperate in some way....i mean, sure it is
    easy on the linux side to detect changed files and 'send' them to any
    number of distant machines, but there must something running on the
    win machine to 'catch' and then write the changes sent..

    i would guess the easiest solution would be by using rsync on the
    Linux side and any suitable rsync capable app running on the win side..

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    Default Re: Synchronizing Automatically

    Unison, with some appropriate scripts, can do that .

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    HI,
    Lucky backup is perfect.
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    Default Re: Synchronizing Automatically

    Hello,

    thanks all of you for your help!

    Quote Originally Posted by DenverD View Post
    Okuro wrote:
    > Only the Linux-PC should have the application.


    the win machine has to cooperate in some way....i mean, sure it is
    easy on the linux side to detect changed files and 'send' them to any
    number of distant machines, but there must something running on the
    win machine to 'catch' and then write the changes sent..

    i would guess the easiest solution would be by using rsync on the
    Linux side and any suitable rsync capable app running on the win side..
    I don't really understand your concerns. If I have the necessary rights to write/modify/delete data on the server, it sould be no problem to make real-time synchronization. That's the same like cp command.

    Can I actually run rsync (or Unison, which uses rsync in the background) only on the Linux-Machine when having the rights on the server?
    Best wishes,
    Okuro Oikawa aka Thomas Hofsttter

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    Default Re: Synchronizing Automatically

    Dropbox includes a Windows and Linux application and while it may not force a one-way synchronization it does have the benefit of an online backup (not sure if it handles versions, or if that is another one or just something the online storage sites are working on).

    Dropbox also has the advantage of being able to tell computers, associated with the account, that are on the same LAN as the one that just uploaded the modified version to get the latest version over the LAN instead of via the Internet. This should make things a little faster usually (depending on local speeds vs. internet speeds). I haven't tried SpiderOak yet.

    I would guess rsync could do what you want, but don't know enough about the specifics (or rsync).
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    Default Re: Synchronizing Automatically

    On Wed, 08 Dec 2010 14:36:01 +0000, Okuro wrote:

    > Can I actually run rsync (or Unison, which uses rsync in the background)
    > only on the Linux-Machine when having the rights on the server?


    Yes.

    Jim



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