Directory/File synchronization across systems
Posted by lloyd on Thu 21 Apr 2011 at 16:26
Both Debian Lenny and the system I've been running it on are now long in the tooth. So I've just brought up a Debian Squeeze-based system on a new and more capable box. I'd like to keep files in sync across the two hosts and would look for suggestions on doing that.
For awhile, at least, I'd like to keep the home directories and files in sync across the two systems. E.g., if I edit or create a file on one, I'd like to sync it over to the other and vice-versa. I'm looking for two wins here: 1) home dir and file consistency while I wring out the new machine; another layer of back up for my home dir and files until I can get a more permanent back-up regime on the new machine.
It seems I have a number of possible options:
rsync - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rsync
Unison - http://www.cis.upenn.edu/~bcpierce/unison/
git sync - http://code.google.com/p/git-sync/
persy - http://persy.digitalkultur.net/
I'd be much grateful for user experiences and recommendations.
Many thanks and best wishes,