Linux and "offline folders"

Ignazio Palmisano ignazio_io at
Mon Jan 12 09:44:49 UTC 2009

O. Sinclair wrote:
> Jonas Norlander wrote:
>> 2009/1/9 O. Sinclair <o.sinclair at>:
>> I'm using unison to sync my files between 3 computers and it has
>> worked fine for my needs. It don't have the automagical you want, it's
>> just a secure (SSH) plain and simple synchronization but perhaps it
>> can be configured to your needs.
> I know about unison, have also had a look at "luckybackup" and various 
> rsync facilities. Eg Smb4K has an excellent syncing facility as has 
> Krusader. Problem is they all require "user intervention" and I would 
> like this to be transparent. To me this is almost "last piece of the 
> puzzle" to get a linux-client to replace Windows w/o users or management 
> being able to say "and what about this facility/software" etc.
> At the moment I am looking at csync, it seems very promising:
> Sinclair

What about combining rsync and cron? Like checking if the remote folder 
can be reached every x minutes?


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