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So I have one windows XP computer and a linux laptop but I would like to synchronize certain folders between them, preferably automatically or at least in a kinda one click process after it's all setup.

I've looked around and there seems to be a few options around for syncing software

So my question is, has anyone used any of the various syncing software and can they recommend any?

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So I have one windows XP computer and a linux laptop but I would like to synchronize certain folders between them, preferably automatically or at least in a kinda one click process after it's all setup.

I've looked around and there seems to be a few options around for syncing software

So my question is, has anyone used any of the various syncing software and can they recommend any?

I have been using synkron for synchronisation and backup, works well. It is rather dumb however, it just uses the last updated time of each file in order to determine which is newer.

By default it does have a backup feature enabled where by any replaced file is moved some where else. This feature lacks the capability to automatically delete backups that are so many days old, so it can end up taking loads of space.

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Hand out a SMB (?!?!) network share on the Linux Machine.

Access the SMB share on the Windows machine and just use something like syncback to keep

the network share and a folder on your Windows Machine identical.

Or use DropBox. But then you're storing it on their servers and you've got a limited space.

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Cloud based won't work...way too much data(think 30GB+).

Synkron looks good, I think I'll have to test it out and maybe some of the others listed on wikipedia file synchronization too.

I hadn't thought about backups, the main reason for my syncing is to syncronize my source code, books and music. because I would hate for my RAID0 array to die and for me to lose all my importaint data.

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