Byte.com: Keeping in Sync with IntermezzoJan 07, 2002, 22:37 (0 Talkback[s])
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"When I travel, I do not use Windows, obviously, but rather an IBM T21 (in these last few months) laptop with Linux 2.4.16 or 2.4.17 and a few ext3 partitions. In my lab, I keep my data on my trustworthy Cobalt Qube3 with two 40-GB platters in soft-RAID 1. Until very recently, when I returned to my lab, the wireless PCMCIA in my laptop connected to the network and ran an rsync script resyncing with my Qube3 and then NFS-mounting the file server filesystem over my /data and /devel directories. I do not, however, use NFS for my kernel-related development and I usually discourage other people from doing so, too. My kernel-development work is for cluster extensions (see http://www.Qlusters.com), so I just compile my kernel in the cluster anyway using the IBM GPFS distributed filesystem (which is a proprietary filesystem), or just locally on my platters. The problem with all this is that these workarounds are a pain to maintain and need scripting to glue the components together. Wouldn't it be nice if my Linux box automagically always kept in sync with my desktop or my file server whenever the LAN became visible?
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