offline rsync

Donovan Baarda abo at
Wed Nov 6 22:47:00 EST 2002

On Wed, Nov 06, 2002 at 10:14:28AM -0600, Franco Bagnoli wrote:
> hello, I'm new to this list. 
> here is my question: 
> I would like to synchronize two computers (say the home one and the job
> one) using zip drives or similar (cdroms, etc), since modem lines are
> quite slow and expensive (in Italy). 
> I though I could  produce the "signature" of files on home computer, store
> it on a zip, go to job, run rsync to copy the missing or
> altered files on the disk (possibly in zipped form) and produce the new
> signature file, and repeat it once at home. 
> I think this could also be seen as a backup system (on cdrom or
> similia).
> Is this feasible with rsync? Is there a better approach? 

rdiff, part of librsync. There is also pysync, but it's much slower (but
easier to understand/modify). 

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