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Synchronize data between Linux, OS X, and Windows?

aaaaaaargh! (1150173) writes | more than 4 years ago


aaaaaaargh! (1150173) writes "I'm using a laptop with Ubuntu 8.04 for work, a netbook with Ubuntu 9.10 when I'm outside, Mac OS X 10.5 for hobby projects, and Windows XP for gaming. For backups I'm currently using Jungledisk and Apple Timemachine and I use a local svn repository for my work data. Now I need to frequently exchange and synchronize OpenOffice and Latex files and source code in various cross-platform programming languages between one machine and another.

  Options range from putting everything online (but Jungledisk disks seem to be too slow for anything else than backup), storing my data on external medias like USB sticks or SD cards, or working with copies by synchronizing folders over the network. I don't want to give my data away to some server outside without strong encryption (controlled by me, including the source code) and external media like USB sticks are a bit too fragile according to my taste. The solution should be reliable, relatively failsafe, as simple as possible, and allow me to continue to use Jungledisk for backup.

So what would you recommend?"

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Dropbox (1)

nadamucho (1063238) | more than 4 years ago | (#29997836)

I use dropbox [] . I use it to sync my Windows 7 PC, Linux VM, and Mac in the lab at school. It's a pretty simple interface. You install the program on each computer and it gives you a dropbox folder linked to your account. Any files you put in there are instantly synced to the dropbox server and the other systems if they're on, or once they're turned on. It has a public folder so you can share a link with others, and you can share a synced folder with another dropbox user. It was recommended to me by my teacher at the beginning of the semester and I wasn't interested, but I checked it out and have found great utility from it. It even allows you to log in from any computer to the website and upload and download files from the web interface. First 2GB are free, and I think they have plans for 50 or 100GB accounts.

You already have the answer (1)

nhtshot (198470) | more than 4 years ago | (#30000592)

" I use a local svn repository for my work data"

Add authentication, run it over SSH or HTTPS and you've got a fairly secure way to synchronize all kinds of things.

I use SVN for nearly everything, it's great!

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