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I really like using Dropbox and Ubuntu One, but they don't quite cut it for my workplace, because of restrictions on using external services.

Is there software (preferably free/open source) that we can run on our Linux server in-house, that will provide the functionality offered by these various pieces of folder syncing software?



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The best thing you can probably do is to just create a folder and then looking more into rsync (one way) and unison (a lot more like Mesh and Drop Box) which should be able to synchronise two directories for you.

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You can try this git wrapper: Git-Sync folder synchronization for Linux It works really nicely here.

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What would you recommend for mounting network locations? I suppose, git-sync requires two folders? – Vanuan May 8 '10 at 15:07
sshfs and curlftpfs will let you mount ssh and ftp, respectively. – Ryan Thompson Aug 13 '10 at 22:01

Crashplan is free if you're only backing up to your own drives/machines, otherwise they charge for online storage.

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Old question is old, but Duplicati is exactly what you are looking for. I found this thread googling for other such alternatives, so I thought I'd mention it for the sake of relevance and archival purposes. :)

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SparkeShare is an GIT-backed open source Dropbox clone available for Linux, Mac and Windows.

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