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Remote File Syncing

Posted 13 August 2010 - 08:17 AM

I work for a small web development company and my boss keeps an (approximate) mirror image of all the files on his hard drive. He doesn't let me work from home a lot of time because of this, and the possibility of us "Stepping on each others' toes".

My question is, is there any good remote file syncing that you know of? Not like subversion, something that is automatic, preferably with the ability to have one "main" computer. Or some kind of process to make it if I make changes I can make that a shared file or something and he just has to pull down whatever I changed.

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Re: Remote File Syncing

Posted 13 August 2010 - 08:18 AM

Dropbox syncs my files across all of my computers.
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Re: Remote File Syncing

Posted 13 August 2010 - 08:27 AM

View PostJackOfAllTrades, on 13 August 2010 - 07:18 AM, said:

Dropbox syncs my files across all of my computers.


Thanks I'll look into that. Anyone else have any other suggestions? And Jack, by asking that I do not mean to "dis" you or anything, I plan on suggesting that to my boss if nothing better comes around, as it seems to suit what I need to be able to do pretty perfectly.
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Re: Remote File Syncing

Posted 13 August 2010 - 08:41 AM

No offense taken! Nothing at all wrong with second opinions.

I happen to like Dropbox because I use multiple computers/OSs (PC/Mac OS X/Linux), and it keeps the files synced across all of them. There are others out there that do the same thing; it's simply a matter pf preference. I happened to try Dropbox first, and haven't had any issues at all, so unless I am somehow enticed elsewhere, I am happy :)
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Re: Remote File Syncing

Posted 16 August 2010 - 05:41 AM

I use Live Mesh. Not only does it sync files, you can also remote to the other PCs that are part of your "mesh".

Last time I used DropBox, it basically synced everything into one folder. Maybe you can change that or maybe I just missed it. In Live Mesh, you can designate where you want the files/folders to sync to.

I actually have a number of programming projects that I sync between home and work.
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Re: Remote File Syncing

Posted 16 August 2010 - 10:14 AM

I would recommend using a vpn. If you guys don't support it you really should look into that. It's going to be more complicated to set up but since it attaches your computer to the company's private network you have more options than simple file sharing.
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Re: Remote File Syncing

Posted 16 August 2010 - 11:15 AM

you could just set up an rsync on a cron job. if you're using *nix that is. you could also write a quick script to use inotify and monitor the directories and files you want copied when changed.
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Posted 17 August 2010 - 04:33 AM

Syncplicity :)
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Re: Remote File Syncing

Posted 20 August 2010 - 08:04 AM

Just wanted to let y'all know, I am going to try to go with the VPN solution.

Thanks for all of the suggestions and comments!
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