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

anon bud at fictionalphilosophy.org
Fri Jun 8 16:28:29 UTC 2012

Hey Dave, good to hear you.  

Have you considered using rsync?  

If you have, i'm not sure what the problem is (which could be my error),
a small script should be able to do what you want, assuming all the
drives are accessible from the Internet.

Best of luck to you, 


On Fri, 2012-06-08 at 08:57 -0700, Dave <3 Ubuntu wrote:
> 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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