Synchronization Software

Posted on 2004-11-22
Last Modified: 2013-12-15

I am looking software that will synchronize data from 1 directory on 1 server to a directory on another server.  Is there any software that does this?


Question by:rjohnsonjr
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    by:Lee W, MVP
    Consider rsync.
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    The "rsync" is the right tool to use, the trick is that you need to copy the date from your souce server, in your case use tape or CD, transfer the files to your target server, then run rsync to
    sync the 2 dirs.

    the options to use for rsync:
                   /usr/local/bin/rsync --delete -az .........

    also please have a look the following page at:

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    Rsync is the right tool for the job; however, I would suggest tunneling it over ssh. Something similar to the following:

    rsync somdir/ -ave ssh remoteserver:/remotedir

    Hope this helps.


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