syncing PC and laptop

Eric S. Johansson esj at
Thu Jun 22 18:18:17 UTC 2006

Joerg Desch wrote:
> On Thu, 22 Jun 2006 13:34:21 +0200
> Duncan Lithgow <duncan at> wrote:
>> I haven't been able to find anything for syncing my laptop and pc to
>> each other so they always have the same files in specific directories -
>> is there anything out there I've missed?
> As mentioned before, unison is a good choose.

I'm not sure why I'm so blessed but when using unison to synchronize to 
Windows machines, one ubuntu, and a flash stick, something always gets 
lost.  Sometimes permissions gets a wrong (Windows or Linux side), 
sometimes changes are missed and all in all, I have found unison to be 
sufficiently unreliable that I cannot count on it.

Another synchronizer tra has really good theory behind it for N-way 
synchronization but unfortunately the project died the classic open 
source death because the people involved weren't able to create enough 
momentum or visibility so it would carry on.

In the commercial world, it's not much better.  I'm trying out a couple 
of different tools that seem to sort of kind to work in 2-way 
synchronization.  I'm going to add flash memory as a backup device and 
see how it all works.

from what I can tell,in general, folks just don't understand multinode 
and the multiprofile synchronization well enough to create a good solution.


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