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Old 12-23-2003, 09:35 AM   #1
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File Replication Software


Hi,

I would like to *automtically* replicate file system trees between two machines. That is, if a file is updated on machine A, it should be replicated to the same location on machine B. If some other file is updated on B, it should replicate to A. If both A & B are updated I would expect a nice little error message

The process should run as a daemon in the background.

I have seen some commercial packages doing this, but would prefer to have an open source solution. Couldn't find anything at sourceforge. Does anybody have a suggestion?

Thanks!
 
Old 12-23-2003, 09:44 AM   #2
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Found this on Freshmeat.

Also this magazine article (first page is here).

This is a survey which concludes that RSync (which should be included in your distro) is the favoured solution.

This is my search. And Rsync can be found here. A good start point for your search should have been Google's Linux Pages.

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Old 12-23-2003, 09:55 AM   #3
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This is my search. And Rsync can be found here. A good start point for your search should have been Google's Linux Pages. [/B]
Ahhhh - thanks a LOOOOOOOT. I didn't know about www.google.com/linux - the results are indeed much more relevant thant with the normal google search. Will keep that bookmarked
 
Old 12-23-2003, 10:09 AM   #4
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Glad to help - as i said above RSync seems to be the standard (or at least the recommended) solution that I have seen from my reading. And as I said, it should be included in your distro, so no real need for downloading and hoping it works!
 
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Indeed, rsync looks very well for what I intend. A little background: I am currently seeing how I can move over at least part of my infrastructure from Win2K to Linux. The file replication part (DFS) looked hard to me - now this disappeared.

I was used to UNIX around 10 years ago and then did other things (NetWare, Windows) during the past years, simply by market demand). I took a fresh look at Linux this summer and have seen how muuuuuch it has grown . Believe me, I know quite well how Windows works ... I think Linux actually now is a challenge. Of course, you guys in this forum know that. But maybe it is good to get that kind of feedback from a "outsider" who is moving towards Linux - just for practical reasons (I don't like religious talks about operating systems...). And while I am going off-topic, congrats to your forum and community. This helps me - now being back to a newbee again - pretty much in get going. I promise to contribute back to the comunity - already begun coding [http://www.monitorware.com/liblogging].
 
  


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