Ever since I had a hard drive that had an unexpected mechanical failure 2 years ago (& had to pay $1400 to have the drive pulled apart in a vacuum & copied), I've been understandably paranoid about ensuring I keep multiple up-to-date copies of my hard drive.Currently, I'm running 3 computers- The TV Computer, my Wife's Computer & my Main Computer. A second hard drive in the Main Computer & an external hard drive both act solely as backups for my Home folder. The TV Computer & my Wife's Computer also keep an identical Home Folder to my Main.I have ssh installed on all computer's & have made bookmarks via the Places Menu's 'Connect to Server', so obviously it's very easy for me to exchange files between computer's...
My problem is this; Every time I save/download/change a file, I have to copy it to 4 other hard drive's. It's kind of annoying.Can anyone suggest some ways for me to save some time with this? It's a wired network with static ip's. All 3 computers are pretty much turned on 24/7.I'm open to middle-of-the-night scheduled type of thing or whatever.
I'm using a Linux machine at work, and started using at home in a VM for some home development. I have a vimrc and a bashrc with some configuration, that are useful for both machines. What is the best way to sync them? Create a symlink for each file in my home folder pointing out to a the respectives files in my Dropbox sync folder? Is this possible (delete .bashrc and create a symlink instead)?
I am interested and looking forward to get a smartphone or a personal data assistant with calendar/ email/ contacts just like the iphone does.My intention is to be able to sync my smartphone's data with my home server that actually carries my PIM applications. Basically, during the day when I am not home I will modify or add/remove data from the phone. When I arrive home I would like to be able to sync my changes to my server. My laptop will be reconfigured to retrieve and sync from that server.
Proudly running with Slackware on ALL my machines (gotta love Slack!), and Apple being **** by not supporting open source and linux environment, it seems that it will be difficult to have something working out of the box and will probably require jail-breaking the device, etc.. I don't want to rely on external services such as Google calendar except for the email from Gmail.
As you can (maybe) see, my entire /home folder is shared. For various reasons, I'd prefer it if only say my music and videos were shared, how do I do that? I've looked around the web and seen some other people's samba.conf files but mine looks totally different and I don't want to lose the functionality I have by messing around with it.
I have a shared NTFS partition ("shared") that I use for data for both Windows and Ubuntu. How can I mount the music folder on shared to $Home/Music, and the Videos folder on shared to $Home/Videos? I want to mount the different folders on the partition to different folders in home.
we connected the new hard disk in the folder /home /newhdd it has alot of files and we gave access to the folder /home via NFS When we attach a folder on the remote computer is on a remote computer folder newhdd empty, while the other folders in the directory /home full like on NFS servers.
OK, here is the test code I am using: rsync -acrv /home/randy/Documents /media/USB2/testbackup. What should I put in the code so that when I delete something in the Documents folder, it will also be deleted in the testbackup folder when I perform a sync.
How can I have it so the code will check if USB2 is available, if it is, do the sync, if not, do nothing.
I need a program to run on Ubuntu that must be easily set up to do a series of different cloning operations at specific times between the USB drives on a single Ubunu pc, depending on the day of the week." So on Monday folder B is forced to match folder A, Tuesday C forced to equal D ... and on Sunday a whole bunch of these clonings happen. This must all run unattended (at 2am) and be robust with no "what do you want to do next messages" or having the whole thing give up if there is a problem with one file. Though I do need a log of success or failure. Windows programs that do this stuff are FolderClone and GoodSync. I looked at Unison and Rsync and one or two others, but none appeared set up to do what I need, or to be excessively complex / general. I don't need something that can sync two copies, or over internet ....
i was wondering if there was a way to sync two computers so that all the data in the /home directory was exactly the same on both, and it was done automatically as soon as theyre both turned on and connected to the same network?
i have a laptop and a desktop that i want to basically mirror each other.
i take my laptop everywhere, so i want to be able to do work on it, take it home, turn on my desktop and as soon as my laptop is connected to the network, it'll automatically sync the files to the desktop.
i want the reverse to also occur - meaning i do some work on the desktop and have it automatically sync up to my laptop while im working on the desktop if the laptop is on at the same time, or as soon as i turn the laptop on.
i had rsync set up before, but i had to initiate it manually, and i was never sure if it was overwriting files or appending.
I want to sync several directories between my laptop and desktop both at home and away from home. It seems like the tool to use for this is unison (I use rysnc for backups, but union seemed, better for this sort of thing - let me know if I'm wrong).
I found several posts that appear promising, however I was little confused about the details as I don't have much networking experience up to this point.
1) Is a reverse ssh connection the way to go? If I only wanted to do this on my home network I could just use ssh right, however in order to get around the router outside my home network the reverse ssh is necessary?
2) How do I handle changing IP address of my laptop?
The problem i have is that the folders i create in my home folder (/home/USRNAME/) now appear on my desktop (but not inside the desktop folder... since it no longer exists, u'll see). After a clean install of 11.04, there were a few default folders in my home folder (documents, music, videos, etc) however, i decided to rename them. After doing that, all of them (even the ones i didnt rename, like ubuntu one and templates appeared on my desktop (but not the desktop folder). I thought they were links, so i deleted the ones i saw on my desktop, and to my suprise, all the folders in my home folder have disappeared! Now everytime i create a new folder in my home folder it appears on my desktop, on top of my wallpaper, and if i delete either of them, both go away.
I'm recently switched my work laptop from running winXP to runing karmic. I'm still at the stage of getting my various bits and bobs working correctly. One of these I (may) have a problem with is backup's. I've ran backuppc on a ubuntu 9.04 box in the attic for the last year or so and I've been backing up my laptop to that. But since the switch, since I have an encrypted home dir, what is being backed up is the encrypted files. First, can I recover these if needed (I kept a copy of my passphrase), or can I get backuppc to ssh in as me with my home dir mounted correctly?
Backuppc is using rsync over ssh I've been using linux on and off since about redhat 5.0, so I'm not afraid of the command line or vi
I've set up a dual boot between a few different distros that I use. One of them has a seperate home partition and I'd like to bind folders from that into the other distros' home directories, I would like to share music documents and ideally firefox bookmarks between them.
This evening I went through the upgrade process to 10.04. The entire process went well until reboot time. At that point fsck was run and stopped after checking the first physical hard drive. After some time I skipped (s). When I tried to log in, warning messages informed me that Nautilus could not access it's folders in our home folder. ls /home/ brings up nothing, nada zilch. Some poking around confirms that the drive is there but Ubuntu seems unaware of it.
The configuration: Physical hd #1 is: sda a 40Gb hard drive with windows and Ubuntu / and swap. Physical hd #2 is: sdb a 120Gb hard drive with our /home partitions. Seems Ubuntu is simply not detecting the drive?
I have never seen anything like this before. Starting up today my usually completely free of clutter desktop is showing all of my home directory folders!If I delete folders from the desktop, they are also deleted from my home directory. If I create a new home directory folder, it also appears on my desktop. In effect my desktop has become my home directory and I don't like it.
I recently used D�j� Dup for the first time. I chose to backup my home folder and most dot folders (do most of you backup all your home dir dot folders?). Even though D�j� Dup uses gpg, is there any sensitive data stored in dot folders within my home directory?
BTW, I did an incremental backup up to an older D�j� Dup backup folder on my NTSF external HDD and got an error. Is this because it is NTFS? I then did an incremental backup to a backup folder on my PC (ext4) and got no error. In the picture attached, would that setting mean the backup will continue to grow to a huge size? Would it be better to keep backups for a week?
I configured my apache2. On my Intrepid I had apache2.0 while on my Karmic I have a apache2.2. Aftere configuring I tested it and got a an error page when I tested it in my web browser. I looked into the log file that showed the following error "[client 127.0.0.1] (13)Permission denied: access to /my_dir/ denied".
It appears apache2.2 can't access directories in my home folder. File system rights for the files and folders are correct. There is no AppArmor profile for Apache. User settings in "/etc/apache2/apache2.conf" file are correct. The inaccessible folder in "/etc/apache2/sites-available/default" looks as follows:
A trick using symbolic links didn't work either. On my previous Intrepid with Apache 2.0 my pages worked like a charm. Now on my current Karmic (before apache2.conf was pre configured, now it's not) with Apache 2.2 my pages are wrecked. how I can make Apache2.2 access folders in my home folder and which settings are needed in default file for that?
If someone manually partitions their home and root drives and overtime they end up with a lot of dot folders (.burgerspace for example) in their home directory. Is there a quick way to get rid of all the dot folders whose program is no longer installed? For example if I completely removed BurgerSpace in Synaptic, the .burgerspace folder would remain.
I'm new to ubuntu (installed 3 days ago). I have two disks in my notebook - one hdd (big, 320GB) and one ssd (very fast, 120GB). Everything is on ssd now, but I want to know how can I split my home directory to make config folders (like .thunderbird, .mozilla, .purple) to use ssd (for very fast response), and put movies, pictures, downloads and other folders to use hdd (a lot of space). Simply mounting hdd as /home is not a good option, becouse config files would be on hdd also. Should I mount (or link) all folders like /home/username/Videos to hdd, or is there a better solution?
I have a debian-based ftp server running that I have created a few user accounts on. I will have clients uploading files to the server via ftp soon, and I need a way to restrict their access to only their home folders. I am not familiar with chroot, but from what I read, it can be used to restrict a user to their home folder, and that sounds perfect. How can I do this?
On our network, we authenticate our users via LDAP and use autofs to mount their home directories. This works fine in Fedora 8. However, in Fedora 10, when the user logs in, it also mounts the home folders of the users that previously logged onto the system as well. This is what I see when I login as "user1" on Fedora 10