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11-26-2007, 03:26 PM
Looking for a PHP driven package to synchronize files on machines, with DB (MySQL) backend and searchable/syncable by:
5. Exclusion List Driven (for directories and/or files to ignore when syncing),
6. Thumb/Flash Drive or CD/DVD media, non networked sync transport,
7. Integratable with Backup/Recovery/ISO imaging program(s).
If you know one please reply. If not willing to Open Source with someone to make this happen. Program with partial functionality considered.
Currently have the following machines that need syncing:
1. Window 2000 Pro Desktop 2ea.,
2. Linux Ubuntu Desktop 1ea.,
3. Linux Gentoo Desktop 1ea.,
4. Linux Gentoo Server 1ea.,
5. Window 2000 Pro Laptop 2ea.
Actually started coding this and found it too large to do quickly or alone.
Please leave msg throught this board or reply.
01-04-2008, 06:43 AM
Writing spec for this. Will pastebin and supply URL.
10-31-2008, 12:00 AM
I think I now know what I'm looking for. It would be like a combination of:
PCdocs or Worldox,
Duplicate file eliminator,
Data Sync Tools,
But instead of the repository being the active directory (like subversion), the local machine become the active directory much like FoxMarks (Firefox), where the online database serves only to coordinate and make sure all users/machines contain the latest file/file revision and in the right path etc.
User A on machine A, in the company network, is also a user on Laptop 1, which he takes home and to meetings. This user needs all the code and power point presentations needed for marketing demos.
On Machine A the user's files are in:
the code resides at:
on the Laptop the files are stored at:
C:\Documents & Settings\UserA\My Doucuments
and code at:
Additionally User B supports User A from Machine B on the network writing to the same code source directory, but has his/her notes and local development at:
User B is controlled by Subversion, but User A is not. But User A needs the notes for review before each presentation.
Additionally the marketing team makes entries to a database that shows to User A at:
User A must have the lastest data when making the presentation. Part of the presentation shows data which must be relevent daily.
Additionally User A must have access to and update all docs on his/her laptop prior to departing the company for the next scheduled presentation.
How is this all done seamlessly either by Program with "Sync" button or by script in the "Shutdown" sequence on User A's computer, that syncs his/her latest files and data with all the latest in his/her world?
I found the following links to software that seems to have some of the answers:
Obviously I'm looking for an Open Source version of this combination or wish to collaborate with those who think this is worthwhile.
I've downloaded all the shareware software from the links and evaluating features to put into the spec I'm writing for this, but only get about 1 hour a week on this, so progress is slow.
02-13-2009, 10:43 PM
Got some code finally generated on this, just do not have it in collected space, so will post with link soon.
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