syncing PC and laptop
Eric S. Johansson
esj at harvee.org
Thu Jun 22 18:18:17 UTC 2006
Joerg Desch wrote:
> On Thu, 22 Jun 2006 13:34:21 +0200
> Duncan Lithgow <duncan at lithgow-schmidt.dk> 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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