[SATLUG] Re: Pc Sync
Chuck at Tetlow.Net
Fri Sep 13 17:20:03 CDT 2002
I've seen a number of people give great suggestions on this like CVS, and
RSync. But I see a couple of problems here that Patrick need to think
Whether you are using Linux or Winblows, there is a way to sync a 'file'
directory. RSync works good in Linux, but I don't think it will easily
handle a situation where the file exists on both computers -- just one newer
than the other. I know the Winblows "briefcase" handles that situation by
comparing the file save/last edited date. The newer one wins out and the
older file is overwritten by the new one. But does anyone know of something
in Linux that will do the same???
And the thing that Patrick need to think about is file sync'ing versus
record sync'ing. If you update a word processing document, you would want
it to update the file on the other system with the newer version -- that's
fine. But if you do that with e-mail, you're asking for problems.
What happens when you receive e-mail on your desktop at 08:00, more mail on
your laptop at a customer location at 10:00, and then sync them after lunch
at 1:00. The 'file' with the latest edit date/time (laptop) will overwrite
the desktop 'file' and all your morning e-mails are gone. What you need in
e-mail is 'record' sync'ing. And I don't know of ANYTHING that does that
with e-mail. There are database programs that do it -- they aren't cheap or
easy. But nothing for e-mail as far as I know. Anyone else???
From: satlug-admin at satlug.org [mailto:satlug-admin at satlug.org]On Behalf
Of infinitemike at softhome.net
Sent: Friday, September 13, 2002 4:04 PM
To: satlug at satlug.org
Subject: [SATLUG] Re: Pc Sync
Maybe there's something I don't understand, but wouldn't the easiest
solution be to have a laptop with a docking station at work?
> I'm sorry I was trying to be as brief as possible. When I work form my
> office I tend to use the PC on my desk. However, when I travel or work
> home I use the notebook. The problem that I keep running into is that I'm
> always missing some file that I need. Ex. 1) I update my customer order
> on my desktop but when I'm in my car making sales call I don't always have
> the updated customer record. Like this I could be talking about my
> calenderer my address book.
> Ex. 2) I receive e-mail #1 at 8:00 on my desktop and e-mail #2 on my
> notebook at 10:00 and would like to sync them at 12:00 and have e-mail #1
> and #2 on BOTH machines. What I'm looking for is something similar to my
> palm sync except across the board. (xls, doc, dwg, etc)
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