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Bruce Hartley
2005-01-10, 16:13
I am now happy with my slimserver on a Mandrake 10.1 linux box.

However I would still like to rip and store my mp3s on my XP box.

I would also like to have a copy on the linux box for the slimserver.
I realise I could map a drive, but this way I get a backup too.

What's the easiest way to sync the mp3 folder on the linux and winxp boxes?

I would add files to XP and want them to sync over to linux.
This could be a scheduled job?
rsync?
cron?

help???

Rgds,
Bruce.

Jack Coates
2005-01-10, 22:07
> I am now happy with my slimserver on a Mandrake 10.1 linux box.
>
> However I would still like to rip and store my mp3s on my XP box.
>
> I would also like to have a copy on the linux box for the slimserver.
> I realise I could map a drive, but this way I get a backup too.
>
> What's the easiest way to sync the mp3 folder on the linux and winxp
> boxes?
>
> I would add files to XP and want them to sync over to linux.
> This could be a scheduled job?
> rsync?
> cron?

I've used rsync and cron in the past with good success. Lately, a lot of
very smart people I know are recommending Unison
(http://www.cis.upenn.edu/~bcpierce/unison/), but I haven't had a chance
to try it. Specifically they say that it is able to actually delete delete
files, an option that I've never gotten to work with rsync.

Samba on Linux is another option; I wouldn't call it particularly easy or
trouble-free, but it's generally effective and handy for the occasional
quick file transfer.

--
Jack At Monkeynoodle.Org: It's A Scientific Venture...
"Believe what you're told; there'd be chaos if everyone thought for
themselves." -- Top Dog hotdog stand, Berkeley, CA

Eric Goebelbecker
2005-01-10, 22:31
I've never used Unison for mp3s specifically, but I've had success
using it for syncing source code and home directories. It's a great
tool.


On Mon, 10 Jan 2005 21:07:32 -0800 (PST), Jack Coates
<jack (AT) monkeynoodle (DOT) org> wrote:
>
> > I am now happy with my slimserver on a Mandrake 10.1 linux box.
> >
> > However I would still like to rip and store my mp3s on my XP box.
> >
> > I would also like to have a copy on the linux box for the slimserver.
> > I realise I could map a drive, but this way I get a backup too.
> >
> > What's the easiest way to sync the mp3 folder on the linux and winxp
> > boxes?
> >
> > I would add files to XP and want them to sync over to linux.
> > This could be a scheduled job?
> > rsync?
> > cron?
>
> I've used rsync and cron in the past with good success. Lately, a lot of
> very smart people I know are recommending Unison
> (http://www.cis.upenn.edu/~bcpierce/unison/), but I haven't had a chance
> to try it. Specifically they say that it is able to actually delete delete
> files, an option that I've never gotten to work with rsync.
>
> Samba on Linux is another option; I wouldn't call it particularly easy or
> trouble-free, but it's generally effective and handy for the occasional
> quick file transfer.
>
> --
> Jack At Monkeynoodle.Org: It's A Scientific Venture...
> "Believe what you're told; there'd be chaos if everyone thought for
> themselves." -- Top Dog hotdog stand, Berkeley, CA
>

Bruce Hartley
2005-01-11, 16:41
thanks, looks great

"Jason Holtzapple" <jasonholtzapple (AT) yahoo (DOT) com>
wrote in message news:20050110234210.15132.qmail (AT) web20425 (DOT) mail.yahoo.com...
> --- Bruce Hartley <Bruce (AT) Seahunt4pl (DOT) co.uk> wrote:
>
>> I am now happy with my slimserver on a Mandrake 10.1 linux box.
>>
>> However I would still like to rip and store my mp3s on my XP box.
>>
>> I would also like to have a copy on the linux box for the slimserver.
>> I realise I could map a drive, but this way I get a backup too.
>
> You might want to look at unison, a cross-platform file synchronizer:
> http://www.cis.upenn.edu/~bcpierce/unison/