Synchronizing standalone Unix systems ....

Synchronizing standalone Unix systems ....

Post by Philippe Can » Fri, 25 Aug 1995 04:00:00


We will be needing to setup and administer about 5 Irix boxes.  These 5 boxes need
to be able to work on their own (i.e. no centralized NIS server, etc ...).
However they should stay very similar.
The problem comes from the fact that the administration of these machines is
sorta spread over several people.  

So I am looking for a way to enforce/check that these 5 boxes stay identical (or
at least being able to be notified of difference that appears between them)

Any help will be greatly appreciated.



1. How to synchronize files across standalone machines ?

I have HP-UX computers running across two separate networks in company
and a NeXT in home.  I work with the machines.  Is there any scripts
to do file synchronization across the mahines by means of tape/floppy
media ?  I mean I work on different machines with same directory/file
hierarchy under my A/C.  Periodically, I do a tar or cpio or something
like that from one machine to the other to update the files without
accidentally overwrite the new copy or if I made changed in both machines
then I would have chances to merge the files.

Such functionality is also necessary when I want to synchronize files
across 2 computers in dual redundancy across a network.

Thanks in advance.


Mr.Sai-Kee Wong

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