[GLLUG] portability and power

Philip Hands phil at hands.com
Sat Mar 1 16:11:16 UTC 2014

Justin Perreault <justinperreault at dl-jp.com> writes:

> On Sat, 2014-02-22 at 07:08 +0000, John G Walker wrote:
>> On Fri, 21 Feb 2014 23:37:17 +0000 Justin Perreault
>> <justinperreault at dl-jp.com> wrote:
>> > I would like a set up where I have 2-3 computers running the same
>> > software and containing the same data files. I have been considering
>> > rsync, csync, virtualisation, version control systems, servers...
>> > 
>> > All systems are potentially mobile and could be without network
>> > connectivity. There is also potential for only one system to be
>> > available to all users. They need to operate individually as well as
>> > syncing files from each when connected.
>> I use Dropbox for this. Is there any reason why you can't use this
>> solution, or create a setup that runs n the same principle (ie holds
>> data in the cloud and updates every time it can connect)?
> Thanks for this clarifying question.
> When mobile I can tunnel to a server at the home/office.
> I only have limited need for syncing files when systems are away from
> the home/office though having the option would be nice.
> When systems are connected at the home/office it seems contrary to have
> them contact an outside server for such purposes.
> Some of the files have potential for multiple simultaneous modification.
> Hope that provides some clarity.

I didn't notice anyone else mention what may well be the solution to
your problem, I'll do so:



Cheers, Phil.
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