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Re: [O] Cooperating with oneself using the cloud?

From: Tim O'Callaghan
Subject: Re: [O] Cooperating with oneself using the cloud?
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2014 17:07:18 +0200


I collaborate with myself via dropbox and encfs. encfs does the
encryption, (via  an encrypted fuse filesystem) and dropbox syncs the
encrypted files.

I use it for linux, but it should also work for mac and windows. If i
need to, i can access the files on android using the encfs plugin (who's
name i cannot remember).

I have written a script that i run in my bashrc that auto-mounts the
encrypted dropbox folder for me. It also auto-detects dropbox
conflicts and helps resolve those with encfs.

I have been using this solution for a few years without it giving too
much trouble :)


On 22 September 2014 10:05, Christoph Groth <address@hidden> wrote:
> If at least one of your computers can be reached from all the others via
> ssh, or you can reach all the other computers from one (i.e. there’s a
> star topology), you could use unison to synchronize all kinds of files.
> This works very reliably and handles modifications in both directions.
> I use git for my programming projects, but I find that version control
> is not really ideal for simple file synchronization.  This is why I
> think that DVCs (and specifically git) are not a good solution for sync
> (In case that someone is interested in a discussion of these things):
> Keeping everything in a single repo is not handy, and solutions (like
> “myrepos”) are kludges.  Another serious problem with using git for
> synchronization is that it’s not able to synchronize git repositories,
> as AFAIK it’s not possible/reasonable to keep git repositories under git
> themselves.  Just imagine the case where you are in the middle of some
> work with a git repo (an interactive rebase, for example), and you’d
> like to sync and continue on another machine.
> With unison this works like a charm, you there’s no automatic resolution
> of conflicts.  This is not a problem if you run unison at the beginning
> and at the end of each session.

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