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Old 01-11-2018, 06:23 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by speedmonkey View Post
i could go to any of the computers at work and punch in my user : pass and it would come up with pretty close to my exact setup that i had at my departments computer.
For Windows, this is known as Roaming User Profile. There doesn't seem to be a specific name for it in the Unix world, I guess because the solutions to the problem involve combining a couple of things, e.g., putting /home on NFS + LDAP, as suggested by previous posters.
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I'm currently working on a NFS-shared /home, and it's quite slow, so I wouldn't recommend that, at least not by itself. I'll be reconfiguring my primary workstation eventually to store my data locally and periodically rsync it back to the server. Correct me (and tell me why) if I'm wrong, but I think each workstation would be the best place to put the rsync cron job, assuming it's hardly ever turned off.

The thin client idea, previously mentioned two ways, also sparks interest.
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just set up a server in the other room, perhaps in your kitchen so your wife can keep an eye on it (if you're married) because, why have it right next to your main computer, when you got her to help you? anyways, then mirror it. their is your back up.

if she gives you grief just tell her it's a mirror that's why she has to keep an eye on it..then give her some makeup


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