[TriLUG] rsync connections
rasch at raschnet.com
Sun Jan 4 17:47:40 EST 2004
On Sun, 2004-01-04 at 17:43, Turnpike Man wrote:
> What's the difference between what I'm trying and having an rsync server? I
> want to be able to use the data on both sides of the sync. The source data is
> where data will be changed, added, deleted, etc. The end side, the data will
> simply be used as it is. For example, foo contains my music folders, and poo
> will contain a backup of my music folders. poo will also run icecast and use
> the backup copy of the music folders as its source files for streaming.
An rsync server is useful if you're interested in mirroring data.
Mainly in the "one source"->"many targets" scenario. For instance,
gentoo distributes its package ebuilds (instructions for building all
the packages) via the rsync server. They have a server setup which
allows you to update your local package database based on their server.
This is one rsync server for many users to update from. In this case,
you're doing more of a "one"->"one" transfer, thus using an existing
service (ssh), and not introducing another service to maintain makes the
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