Syncd is a simple bash script that watches for file changes and rsyncs them to a remote machine. It uses inotify to watch for file system changes and syncs the whole directory to a remote machine using rsync. The script makes sure to aggregate change events during a running rsync, such that after the initial sync a subsequent sync can be triggered (and so on).
Right now a linux based system with inotify-tools and rsync installed is required, .e.g for ubuntu/debian based systems run
apt-get install inotify-tools rsync
For Mac OS X support https://github.com/ggreer/fsevents-tools could be integrated instead of inotify.
- Clone the script in a directory of your choice, e.g.
cd ~/opt git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:drunomics/syncd.git
- Best, put syncd in your $PATH, for example by running:
cd syncd sudo ln -s $PWD/syncd /usr/local/bin/syncd
- Copy the syncd.conf file to the directory you want to sync, or in some of its parent directories and adapt it your needs.
- Run "syncd start" in any directory below of the directory holding your syncd.conf file to start the daemon script.
- By default, the script will create a .syncd.pid file for tracking the daemon process ID and a .syncd.log file to which the rsync output will be written.
- Arguments known are the ones known from initd scripts (start,stop,restart,status) as well as "run" for manually triggering a rsync and "log" for checking the rsync output.
Wolfgang Ziegler, email@example.com, drunomics GmbH