Linux and "offline folders"

O. Sinclair o.sinclair at
Mon Jan 12 19:38:34 UTC 2009

Jonas Norlander wrote:
> 2009/1/12 O. Sinclair <o.sinclair at>:
>> Derek Broughton wrote:
>>> O. Sinclair wrote:
>>>> Ignazio Palmisano wrote:
>>>>> What about combining rsync and cron? Like checking if the remote folder
>>>>> can be reached every x minutes?
>>>> I have been considering something like that, am trying to get my head
>>>> around rsync and all its options
>>> Why reinvent the wheel? Unison works on Windows, _is_ rsync based, and
>>> handles bidirectional changes.
>> Am busy testing that too at the moment but thanks for the pointer.
>> I get problems with subdirectories on both rsync and unison at this
>> time, they sometimes refuse to create subdirs and all files in them on
>> the target
> I use unison on three computers to sync my foto archive, one is my
> server where push all updates to from the other computers. It has
> worked like a charmed for over a year and i have never seen the
> problems you describe. My machines are all runningl Linux so perhaps
> its a problem with Windows?
> / Jonas
The weird thing is that where I get this problem the server is actually
samba-based, Ebox... on the "pure" windows servers I think I can get it
Next problem - where do I place a script to get it to run on
logout/shutdown, not login/boot?

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