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Sync'ing local dev website
Not sure where this should go....

 9:47 am on Oct 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

I've been thinking about this for a while now and maybe (although I doubt it) someone has an answer.

Bascially I have a desktop at work, a laptop for my (long) commute to work and a desktop at home!

If I'm working on a project at work I sometimes want to work on it on the train home. Then when I get there I might want to fire up my home desktop.

So is there anything that can backup my project from work (I usually use apache/mysql) then can restore it to my laptop. The from that to my home desktop.

I don't know if I have made that point quite as well as I could. Or if I have just given away a possible business idea.

Any help though would be nice!



 10:05 am on Oct 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

Bascially I have a desktop at work, a laptop for my (long) commute to work and a desktop at home!

That sounds like a bad deal, are you ever not at work :)

Seriously have you though about making a secure connection from home to your PC at work instead. It will save a lot of hassle moving files. A very secure way is to use a remote desktop client inside a layer 2 IPSec VPN. You can also add IP and day/time restrictions to your PC.

I use the opportunity of trains to upskill, read etc, too much web development can be bad for you, you know!


 10:09 am on Oct 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

Yes enjoy those beautiful faces while outside your home ;)


 10:28 am on Oct 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

Ha ha!

I'm not that devoted.

Or sad!

Although there aren't enough hours in the day!

I often watch dvd's and stuff on the train and I hate to be sat in front of a computer at home however it does happen! And when it does I wanted a one click solution so that I can transfer the site i'm working on including the database to the machine I want to work on.

I think I'm asking for too much!

I guess just copying the folder of the site and doing a sql dump should be painless but sometimes I feel it isn't!


 2:26 pm on Oct 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

isnt there some some option like briefcase synchroni. which u can use?


 12:26 pm on Oct 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

I swear by an application called SyncBack (Google for web site).

I use the free version - It has more options than most people will need!

It can 'backup' or 'synchronise' either locally, over a network or via FTP etc.

Hope it helps you...

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