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For my disaster recovery plan I am looking for a free/open source file replication program which could copy all files including open/busy files to a remote server. Would appreciate any suggestions or help.

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"I would like to have some food. Any suggestions?" .. please be more specific. How much data are we talking about? Should this be a constant replication or done couple times a day? You have already mentioned one possible piece of software in tags (rsync) but we need to know more about your needs. –  Janne Pikkarainen Jun 28 '12 at 13:15

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For all the static and slow changing content closed files etc something like rsync will do. The open and busy files would have to be evaluated on a case by case basis as for example how you deal with a database is entirely different from how you deal with a plain busy file.

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Alternatively you can use http://www.logicwreck.com/index.php/2012/06/16/ftp-synchronization-script/, this is a simple script which will synchronize any files or directories created/updated/deleted in a directory on your server with a ftp server.

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Link to file is restricted. –  sleeves Jan 21 '13 at 16:31
    
Use github.com/logicwreck/solutions/tree/ftp_synchronize for now - we're doing some changes. –  Logic Wreck Jan 22 '13 at 19:00

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