Synchronize two LTSP servers' /home?

Joseph Bishay joseph.bishay at
Tue May 1 16:01:37 UTC 2012


Thank you for your reply.

A /home NFS server won't work because of the bandwidth between the two
server is not enough.

I think a cron RSYNC job would be great -- do I just need to sync the
non-hidden files in the /home/user folder?  Any issues with

Thank you

On Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 1:41 PM, theluketaylor <ekul.taylor at> wrote:
> You probably want to setup a cron rsync job if you really want to sync.
> a /home NFS server and mounting the user's files rather than storing them
> locally would be a much more robust option.  Depending on the bandwidth
> between sites that might not be reasonable performance though.
> On Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 1:36 PM, Joseph Bishay <joseph.bishay at>
> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I hope everyone is doing well.
>> Our school has moved to it's new purpose-built facility and things are
>> working perfectly -- the building was wired so that all network jacks
>> in the building are "home-run" back to the main lan room, where the
>> LTSP server is.  Thus the different bottle-necks we used to suffer
>> from using single cable -> switch single cable -> switch are gone.
>> One thing I need to resolve is how to sync the user's files in our old
>> building to our new building. Some of the users still go back and
>> forth, and we have an Edubuntu server at each location.  Is there a
>> recommended way to do so? Is it as simple as activating Ubuntu One
>> (since it's built-into Edubuntu) for those users?  Or is there
>> something better.
>> The two machines are not identical, so I'd only want to sync the user's
>> files.
>> Thank you very much!
>> Joseph
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