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    File Sync. Tool Wanted.

    What I want is a way to keep my remote computers around my network, synaptic updates in sync. with the main computer where I have downloaded the updates.
    eg. /var/cache/apt/archives

    I have tried
    "Unison" could not get it to work.
    "Komparator" sort of worked, but not what I wanted.
    "grsync" no good for a network.

    Do you know of any file synchronisation tools that will work over a network.

    OS = PCLinux

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    apt-proxy will do what you want I would imagine.

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    apt-mirror is the tool you need... essentially it creates a copy of the repositories that you use. I use it for my servers... they upgrade quickly!

    As a bonus, you can use your apt-mirror for network installs too

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    That was what I was after but given the proxy problems we've had today, proxy has been on the brain!

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    rsync is what you want. It does work over a network, thats its primary function. I'm surprised the gui doesn't allow it.
    best bet is to pipe it through ssh. a google "ssh rsync" reveals all.

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    edit: forget that, I didn't read your post properly. go with ric_

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    Thanks.
    I forgot to say that because others may use the tool I would like a GUI type.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    rsync is what you want. It does work over a network, thats its primary function. I'm surprised the gui doesn't allow it.
    best bet is to pipe it through ssh. a google "ssh rsync" reveals all.
    I will retry this.
    Edit... Have found 'Grsync' with a GUI font end on it.
    Last edited by tickmike; 18th April 2008 at 01:34 AM.

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    In hindsight, my solution wasn't a complete one...

    1. You need to pick a server with a decent amount of hard disk space (apt-mirror uses a fair whack). Configure apt-mirror to automatically download uploads and then leave it to do its stuff.

    2. On all your servers, edit the /etc/apt/sources.list file so that it points to your apt-mirror rather than the distro's servers.

    3. Create a cron job on each server to run a script similar to the following every so often:
    Code:
    #! /bin/sh
    aptitude update > /var/log/aptitudeupdate.log
    aptitude safe-upgrade > /var/log/aptitudeupgrade.log
    I would add some sanity checking to the script and you need to run it as super user.

    You now don't need a GUI since it is all automagical. You will have to run 'aptitude full-upgrade' manually occasionally to get kernel updates, etc. If you point your desktop to the same apt-mirror you will be notified about these changes anyway.

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