The poor's man "dropbox"-thing
This recipe shows how to setup a basic synchronization mechanism (similar to DropBox) by means of conventional GNU/Linux tools. This does not require root privileges and no packages (except ssh-server) need to be installed in the server.
WARNING: This procedure may cause data loss. Use it under your responsibility
In the client:
In the server:
- ssh server
The server should be accessible from everywhere and configured for using ssh public key authentication. Nothing else needs to be modified in your server.
The “poorbox” script
Put that in your
Synchronizing host to server
The next configuration will copy or delete any modified file from your laptop/PC to your server account. First, you need to put your username in the
Run that in a terminal:
Your default editor will start. Write down next line, save and close.
Synchronizing host from server
We will not detect changes in server files (although may be possible using the same way). We will poll changes using
cron. Run next in a console:
write and save next line:
This poll each minute. Of course, you may increase or decrease the polling frequency as you prefer.
Continuous ssh connections does not seems a good idea, but it is possible tweak your config by means of
KeepAlive ssh options.
incron does not detect recursive events (operations on subdirectories)