LinuxPlanet Casts

Media from the Linux Moguls

HPR1643: Unison Syncing Utility

without comments

Unison is a file syncing/backup utility, similar to SyncBack on Windows, available in most repros. The graphical interface requires the installation of unison, and unison-gtk.. Unison may be installed w/o the graphical component, but all operations must be initiated from a system running the GUI. Network backups require RSH or SSH to be installed on both machines The standard wisdom seems to be the rsync does not do a true 2 way sync, i.e., to sync to the newest file version going both ways you would have to do rsync ~/LocalFolder you@server:/home/you/RemoteFolder then turn around and do rsync you@server:/home/you/RemoteFolder ~/LocalFolder. Add that to the fact that like cp, or scp, rsync requires separate commands for files with extensions, files without, and hidden files, creating a bash script for syncing files is more complex than creating a Unison profile. Step One: If, like me you are syncing only Documents, make your subfolder structure the same on both machines, ergo, if one PC has /home/you/Documents/recipe and second PC has /home/you/Documents/Recipes, edit your folder structure to be the same on both PCs to avoid duplicate files and folders Launch Unison and create a backup profile First use, create a profile Name of profile Synchronization kind (Local, SSH, RSH, TCP) "First" Directory (you can browse your mounted volumes) "Second" Directory, if you chose Local Host Machine Name (or IP Address) User Name (If you haven't registered SSH keys, you will be prompted for a password on every synchronization. Check whether you want to use compression, (on fast networks or slow processors, compression may create more overhead than it's worth). Target directory (If it's on a remote server, you will need to type the full path, there is no browsing to the folder.) Tell Unison if either folder uses FAT (say an un-reformatted USB stick) If you are backing up to another system, Unison needs to be installed on both. If you are backing up to a server with no GUI desktop manager, you can install just the unison package without unison-gtk, but all the syncs will have to be initiated from the machine with a GUI. (Of course, if you back up to a remote volume that is mounted locally, it should be completely transparent to Unison). If you choose to sync via ssh (recommended), you will need ssh and ssh-server installed appropriately on each machine. Select and run your profile. The first time, expect to get a warning that no archive files (index files that speed up the synchronization scan) were found. They will be created on the first sync. Unison will look for differences between the files in the two selected directories. The differences will be displayed graphically, with arrows pointing left or right, indicating which directory contains the most current version of the file (by modification date). You can choose to merge files either left or right (a conventional backup), do a merge (i.e., Unison itself decides how to combine data from files with the same name (obviously, that could be messy), or to do a sync (ergo, the most current version of a file overwrites older version, regardless of location). Click "Go" to do a true sync.

Written by FiftyOneFifty

November 18th, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Posted in Linux

Support Your Tor | Tech Talk Today 93

without comments

A Uber exec is caught plotting against journalists, TOR considers crowdfunding after a rough 15-months & the FCC calls AT&T’s Net Neutrality bluff.

Plus our Kickstarter of the week & more!

Written by Jupiter Broadcasting

November 18th, 2014 at 12:36 pm

Posted in Linux

.NET’s Open Future | CR 128

without comments

Microsoft made headlines and has generated a lot of buzz around the open sourcing of .NET. So what does the future hold & what changes now? And why this could be more about what it says about Microsoft, than anything else.

Plus some great feedback, how to find a developer, what to expect to pay & much more!

Written by Jupiter Broadcasting

November 17th, 2014 at 7:05 pm

Posted in Linux

HPR1642: Frist Time at Oggcamp

without comments

This episode is about how Al and Jerry Meet at Oggcamp. What we enjoy about the event,what to expect and encourage people to attend next year. This is my second HPR episode after beni recorded a interview with me at oggcamp and said I should submit my own episode Links

Written by Al

November 17th, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Posted in Linux

S07E33 – The One with the Late Thanksgiving

without comments

Join Laura Cowen and Mark Johnson in Studio L for season seven, episode thirty-three of the Ubuntu Podcast! We have some rather iffy sound problems that get a bit better if you stick with it past the introduction. Mark explains a bit more at the start. Thanks for listening!

In this week’s show:-

We’ll be back next week, when we’ll be talking about the [[( crowdfunding project and looking over your feedback.

Please send your comments and suggestions to:
Join us on IRC in #uupc on Freenode
Leave a voicemail via phone: +44 (0) 203 298 1600, sip: and skype: ubuntuukpodcast
Follow us on Twitter
Find our Facebook Fan Page
Follow us on Google+

Written by Ubuntu Podcast » mp3

November 17th, 2014 at 3:45 pm

Posted in Linux,Ubuntu

WebRTC vs Skype | Tech Talk Today 92

without comments

The US State Department shuts down its email in what can only be described as a major overreaction, WebRTC sees a major breakthrough that will bring major competition to Skype.

Plus the big results from Mobile Pwn2Own 2014 & more!

Written by Jupiter Broadcasting

November 17th, 2014 at 12:17 pm

Posted in Linux

What If… | FauxShow 200

without comments

Angela and Chris discuss some mind blowing scenarios that may or may not ever happen. Watch or listen as they discuss with the lower third the possibilities & repercussions of the questions!

Written by Jupiter Broadcasting

November 16th, 2014 at 10:46 pm

Posted in Linux

Making Linux Beautiful | LAS 339

without comments

We chat with three developers that are working to make the Linux desktop look even better. From building hardware to working with upstream we dig into the process at the ground level, with some exciting announcements.

Plus why Linux makes Docker relevant, a quick tour of some new Ubuntu MATE features & more!

Written by Jupiter Broadcasting

November 16th, 2014 at 8:08 pm

Posted in Linux

HPR1641: The real reasons for using Linux

without comments

I am a Linux user since the end of 1999. Which is 15 years already. I've also been trying for almost 15 years to convince other people to try Linux. And I must confess that I very often used wrong arguments doing this. After 15 years it is time to ditch some fake arguments, and to tell you the real reasons why you should switch to Linux. :-) I apology for the bad audio quality. A full transcript of this episode can be found on my blog.

Written by johanv

November 16th, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Posted in Linux

Linux Outlaws 366 – The Imperial Hubcap Collection

without comments

An uncut video version of this episode can be found on YouTube.

0:01:01 Introduction

Image by Tommy Bobbins

Improved Image by Tommy Bobbins

Dan in the Anfield Tunnel

0:19:00 “News”

20 Years of CSS

0:56:45 Discussion / Rant

Fab takes on Gamergate

Fab Discusses Gamergate

1:49:30 Feedback

2:00:03 Song

Written by (Sixgun Productions)

November 16th, 2014 at 3:59 pm