[Ubuntu-US-CA] Looking for a Good Solution (data syncing)

Dave <3 Ubuntu dave at iheartubuntu.com
Fri Jun 8 15:57:47 UTC 2012


Hi all. I am looking for a good solution for my brother. But first, the 
story...

The latest round of viruses on his wifes computer has prepped him to try 
something different. He spent all night recently trying to clean her 
system and get it to boot. He knows Ubuntu enough as a user as I 
installed it as a dual boot on an older laptop of his. He jumps into 
Ubuntu from time to time. After showing him how to run ClamAV yesterday 
on his wifes drive and cleaning up all the viruses, he is convinced and 
ready to make the switch to Ubuntu.

Here is his situation. He has three computers. He would like one box as 
a server and use the other two laptops. Sounds easy and I can do that no 
prob, but here is the tricky part. He has a bunch of data... He used to 
be a DJ so he has tons of music and as a photographer he also has about 
60,000 worth of 35mm slides he has scanned in and is now on a hard 
drive. He wants to have this data backed up and synced at all times. 
Ubuntu One and Dropbox are not an option because of the large amount of 
data which he estimates to be about 900GB give or take. He would like 
this synced across three drives. One at work, one at home and one at my 
dads house. Thats his goal and Im not that technical so I though I would 
see if anyone on the list would have some good ideas for syncing such 
large amounts of data.

Many thanks! Dave




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