[opensource] Need the name of some tools: drive/folder
snydercl at cse.ohio-state.edu
Sat May 6 11:45:40 EDT 2006
It sounds like rsync is what you're looking for here:
rsync -av source_dir dest_dir
Keep in mind that if you leave the trailing slash on source_dir, rsync
will copy all of the files from source_dir into dest_dir, whereas if you
leave the trailing slash off of source_dir rsync will create a new
Check the man page for more info. I hope it works for you.
Steven James Samuel Stapleton wrote:
> 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?
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