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Hi there :-)
Right here is a tricky question.

I got a folder full of my programming projects and components (librarys) which I have on two computers. The program is I have to try and keep them in sync (one computer is at work, one computer is at home).

I don't want to run a ftp server on one of the pc
So im just not sure what to do.

Not to keen on having all the data on a portable hard drive and I just work off that... if I forget to take it to work or something that would be a big hassle.
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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you should use sourcesafe application. install the server component on the work computer, and both computers having the client part.
then, when you are at work, you would only miss the latest changes from home, but work on the files you did not touch respectively merge the changes later.

I use a free tool: TourtoiseCSV
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by:wildzero
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The one you use is this one
http://sourceforge.net/projects/tortoisecvs/ ?

CVS - that some sort of code syndication?
Is sourcesafe, if not, is there a good one that is?

Cheers! (points upped)
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by:wildzero
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Will that act as the server or is it just a client?
Im checking out wikipedia etc and getting my CVS learn on :-)
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by:deadite
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I have an idea, if you have a USB Drive...you can use the following vbscript
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/resources/qanda/feb06/hey0221.mspx

The script replaces a local file with a newer version from a server.  If you move your newest files to a USB drive everytime, you can modify the script to pull the a newer version from the USB drive to replace the local copy...  This way, you have the new copy on the USB drive, and update your work computer or home computer each time.
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by:wildzero
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The problem with that is, what happens if I forget to back up one day, and then at home I work need to work on the project.

Many people have talked about Subversion so I might look into that.
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by:FishMonger
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There's always going to be a "what if" no matter what you do but, it sounds like your best solution would be to talk to your boss and network people about giving you remote access to the network.  With remote access, you won't have to worry about forgetting your removable (usb or other) drive at home, and you can let the company worry about handling the backups.
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by:Éric Moreau
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Isn't a laptop the solution to your problem?

There is more then just the source code. You need to think of the database, the third party components you install or upgrade, ...
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by:wildzero
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I have gone with TortoiseSVN to maintain the projects on my iPod - so it's not such a big deal if I leave the iPod for a few days.

:-)
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