[OS X TeX] OT: Backup software

Simon Spiegel simon at simifilm.ch
Wed Oct 11 14:34:44 CEST 2006

On 11.10.2006, at 13:49, Enrico Franconi wrote:

> On 11 Oct 2006, at 00:08, Christian Heine wrote:
>> There's also
>> Unison <http://www.cis.upenn.edu/~bcpierce/unison/> which some  
>> people are
>> quite fond of (no experience myself).
> I am one of them. It is resource-fork aware, and it is more than  
> just a backup utility, it is a sync utility. Its main advantage is  
> that you may have more than one machine syncing through the same  
> server, which works both as a backup and as a way to keep the  
> computers in multi-directional sync.
> I 'unison' my powerbook at home and my desktop at the office  
> several times a day through the internet network with a bsd server.  
> It is multi-platform, so you can sync macs, linux/unix, windows,  
> etc. The only problem is that you need an additional machine,  
> rather than just an external disk.

I also use Unison (actually: unison, Unison is Usenet client) for  
syncing three machines over a server which works very well. I'd very  
much change to a 'true' versioning system, but every time I tried to  
set up cvs, I failed. Just too annoying. I really like to see a  
system-wide, GUI-based solution for versioning and synching. Maybe  
Leopard and Timemachine will deliever this, who knows ...


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