This would be working between Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, Windows 7 and Windows XP?
I would like to achieve something like Dropbox service, but only in local network.
What I currently use: Ubuntu has the Samba server installed and I am syncing the Windows boxes via SyncToy.
Problems I have with it are:
- How to keep all the 3 copies in sync? (without differences between hosts(!))
- Manually syncing is not really convenient, it should be "half-automatic"
- Dependency issues between 3 copies: Delete files on host #1, change the same file on #2, and manually sync the #3 :/
As far as I know, best option would be to use the one "central file storage" and make backups of it, remaining two hosts should mount the directory remotely.
What I looked into so far: - rsync (Unison? - not sure on how to properly use it) - Dropbox (great but req. network connection all the time -> cloud, limited storage space!)
How to solve it better? Please note that this should work between Linux and 2 Windows versions.