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The Autobiography of Russell
Life from a different perspective
Taking care of business: Cleaning up
I've relocated my gallery from http://zimzat.com/gallery2/ to http://gallery.zimzat.com/. I've also taken the time to create all the necessary configurations to silently redirect to the new URL. All links will continue to work. It's now a little more software and version agnostic, and passwords are remembered separately from anything else I host on my domain.

I'm thinking about setting up a Subversion repository on my server as a host to my personal files. Every computer I have, even my windows one, has the equivalent of "My Documents" (renamed to "files") set up the exact same way so it should be fairly easy to get at least the Linux computers synced up. I could also take advantage of branching in case one computer gets too out of sync I can just commit all local modifications directly to a branch and continue tracking changes across computers if necessary.

The main downside is the time it would take for SVN to parse all that data each time I do a commit or update to determine what has actually changed in all the files, especially the larger ones (pictures). When it comes to the pictures I'd also be concerned with having to check out several gigs worth of pictures between each computer, so if I did this I would probably want to do a local rsync between each computer before doing the final update to the server on each computer, at least for the music and pictures. On the other hand I could just set it up so that those directories aren't checked out by default.

Current Mood: productive productive

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Asa Ayers [google.com] From: Asa Ayers [google.com] Date: December 29th, 2009 05:42 am (UTC) (Link)


I recommend DropBox it does everything you want without any of the cumbersome setup/overhead of SVN. The only issues are that the files are hosted remotely, but are also available on all computers, and you only get 2GB free, unless you refer people using a link like this: https://www.dropbox.com/referrals/NTE3ODkwMzk :)

The latest version (http://blog.dropbox.com/?p=257) supports LAN sync, so you could just sync one computer with the server and then the others over the LAN so it doesn't take so long. I've also tricked dropbox by rsyncing a folder over the network while it tried to download it from the server so it didn't take so long.
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