synchronization for many notebooks

Matt McCutchen matt at
Fri Nov 21 23:42:59 GMT 2008

On Thu, 2008-11-20 at 10:59 -0600, Dan Letkeman wrote:
> I'm wondering if Rsync could be used for the following?
> 500 Notebooks, all users have a local directory where they work on
> files, but they also use other workstations on the network and access
> there files from the server.
> So what I would like to do is have rsync running on the notebooks, but
> syncing the files according to date.  Also, is there a way for the
> notebook to "monitor" the local directory so when they save a file on
> there notebook that it gets sent immediately to the mapped drive on
> the server?

Rsync is primarily a one-way copying tool.  You would probably be better
served by a two-way synchronization tool such as Unison or, if immediate
updates are important, a full-blown network filesystem.


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