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Well kept secret.

May 9, 2006

For laptop users one of the best kept secrets based on my converstations with people must be the filesync(1) command. I use it to keep the data on my laptop in sync with the data on the server and now as a way of backing up my home directory on the laptop to the external USB disk drive when it is attached.

The initial set up was just this:

 $ filesync -s /home/${LOGNAME} -d /removable/users/${LOGNAME}/$(uname -n) ‘*’ 

Now I just have to run filesync with no arguments to sync everything when the external disk is attached.

There is a Blue print on filesync here: http://www.sun.com/blueprints/0703/817-3168.pdf.

Tags: topic:[Solaris] topic:[laptop]

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