Originally Posted by Tinkster
And while unison is a better choice for this than rsync I
think you need to redevelop your strategy; you're a) causing
double the network traffic with your pull/push via workstation,
and b) you're making a workstation a single point of failure.
Having a service account on the server and pulling the data
from the server directly makes much more sense.
I don't really trust the server hardware: it's just an old workstation PC with no redundancy (i.e. one HDD, no RAID). I figured that having my linux desktop synchronised with that server would at least provide some redundancy.
I'm not really sure what you're suggesting otherwise. Do you mean, just have the server work as the main storage? I'd still need to back it up somewhere (and that's why I have it synching back to my linux workstation).