Jan Hendrik wrote:
>>> Maybe there are tools that handle this
>>> just the other way round, but WS-FTP did not nor does
>>> TotalCommander. Probably one could automize this with a post-
>>> commit hook and rsync, but this also takes a lot of control out of
>> So do an 'rsync -av' yourself.
> At first sight rsync sounds fascinating, I have had a look at it in the
> past and now again, but it is not for us.
Try it before making that decision. It's free.
> We don't have Linux here
> (and will not for the forseeable future, migration cost is too high,
If you used Linux for this, migration cost would be 1 so-so PC to run it
plus free software. Or if you have sufficient CPU/RAM on an existing
box you could run it under the free VMware server. You could let it run
your subversion repository too - and be a samba file server for your
windows boxes. But, the cywin version of rsync works fine.
> have checked this only last year for just Word97->OpenOffice) and
> running an OS layer (cygwin) on top of Windows is not very
> intrigueing either.
Intrigueing? It's just a dll library that maps unix system calls into
the windows equivalents so the apps compile unchanged. You don't need
all the other tools if you don't want them, although you probably need
ssh which rsync will run transparently for you.
> Besides until recently rsync was not provided by
> the webhoster, and I think it is still not available on all of the
> domains here. And the way Total Commander handles FTP synch
> leaves a lot of control for me, more with far less trouble than the
> commandline tool could (I use the commandline for many things).
> It's a difference similar between committing with SVN commandline
> and TortoiseSVN where file selection/adding, commit message, diff
> are all in one dialog. The Windows rsync GUIs I just checked
> OTOH seem to be either remote backup systems just happening to
> use rsync protocol a/o requiring to be run on both systems as
> client/server - again out of my control for the webserver side.
GUI's are pretty and nice for doing things once. If you do them
repeatedly it is even nicer to have the job fully scripted so you don't
have to use any interface - and the scripting is easy with command line
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Received on Fri Feb 16 15:03:20 2007