[opensource] Need the name of some tools: drive/folder synchronizing

Nick Brown brownnic at cse.ohio-state.edu
Thu May 4 09:54:05 EDT 2006

I use rsync (http://samba.org/rsync) regularly to transfer a webroot from a
windows server to a linux server. Works great for me.  Good luck.


On 5/4/06, Steven James Samuel Stapleton <stapleton at mps.ohio-state.edu>
> I want to synchronize folders between two of my machines, one is Windows,
> one is BSD.
> The folders are large (~10GB data total between all of them) and my
> computer
> seems to have a problem of one erroneous bit/byte out of every 5 (est.) by
> previous file errors.
> Lately I've been manually doing this via md5deep'ing the directory,
> copying
> and then doing an md5deep verify on the copied directory. However, I'd
> like
> to just have a cron job, that every four hours, would synch the mount
> point
> and the local directory on the BSD machine. Any new files will be copied
> to
> the one lacking the files, and if the machines each had copies of two
> files
> with the same relative path/name to a base directory, whose checksums did
> not match, it would copy the newer file over the older file (after
> verifying
> the checksums not matching wasn't due to read/write error).
> anyone know of any good utilities for that?
> Thanks,
> -Jim
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Nick Brown
Senior Network Administrator
The Graham School
nick at thegrahamschool.org
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