need assistance with rsync keeping two live servers synced.

jw schultz jw at
Mon Jun 9 16:27:52 EST 2003

On Mon, Jun 09, 2003 at 02:12:56AM -0400, Justin Kreger wrote:
> I have a project that requires that I have two file servers physically
> separated, both of which need to be able to written to and synced using
> rsync.  I'm not worried about rsync, I'm really worried about users
> deleting files, because if they delete files on one side, they would
> just get replicated back from the other side.  I have thought about
> hacking up a script that logs into the remote box and blows away the
> same file on the other side, but most access to these boxes will be
> through samba.  I guess I could run rsync with --delete, but I fear that
> would only work about half the time.... any suggestions/ideas?

Look into unison.  Rsync is just a stateless one-way tool.
Unison is statefull so it can tell the difference between new
files and deleted files.

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