So, I am thinking about a possible solution to our "problem", but I am not 100% convinced. The situation is as follows:
We're sitting in a remote camp with satellite internet, where bandwith (not volume though) is limited. Currently we have a project folder on Dropbox, so that also the company's main office in the city will get our newest data, and we get theirs.
The problem with dropbox is, that it first needs to upload the files to the dropbox server, before the LAN snycing works. Sometimes we work with big files (i.e. photos, maps) so that uploading would take the whole day and meanwhile slows down the internet connection to almost useless. In the evening we are usually in the hotel in a near city, where we have reasonable internet speed available.
So I'm basically looking for a solution to sync the files without the need uploading them to dropbox. However, it would be important, that the files are locally available on each computer (so a server with samba shares is not an option).
I had the idea to put a server with a software like ownCloud in our camp and create a dropbox account, running only on this server. Syncing to dropbox would be limited to nighttimes, when the speed is much better. However, I don't know what will happen if we connect our computers in the hotel to the internet. Somehow it should upload the files to dropbox, but I am afraid of conflicting copies because also the server in the camp might still not have finished uploading.
Maybe a good alternative is BitTorrent Sync, running on each computer, and just to disable dropbox syncing manually while on site. Can anyone think of a better solution, or some idea what would be the best solution from my ideas?