This is the script I use for synchronizing data between my machines (and also to directories on the same machine, externally connected drives, and to and between ZFS filesystems).
Each "fileset" you wish to synchronize is defined in a YAML file within
~/.pushme/conf.d, for example this recipe I use for synchronizing my
Name: 'Desktop' Priority: 12 Class: 'quick,main,sync' Stores: hermes: Path: /Users/johnw/Desktop maia: Path: /Users/johnw/Desktop vulcan: Path: /Users/johnw/Desktop Options: Rsync: Filters: - '- /annex/'
Filters may also be specified for a specific computer only:
Name: 'Desktop' Priority: 12 Class: 'quick,main,sync' Stores: hermes: Rsync: Path: /tank/Archives Filters: - '- /annex/' maia: Path: /Users/johnw/Desktop vulcan: Path: /Users/johnw/Desktop
There are three backends supported for file transfer
Rsync (the default, if
none is specified),
Annex. When two backends mismatch for a
Rsync is used, otherwise the most optimal method for
synchronizing that particular fileset type is attempted.
Note that recently I have only been using the
Rsync method, so the other
backends are not well tested, and should not be used except on trial data at
this time. If you wish to help support them, I am available for assistance.
Pushme is invoked as follows (
--from can be omitted, if
the same string):
pushme --from thisMachine thatMachine
This command will synchronize every fileset that contains a backend definition
thatMachine. Here is example output from such a
command, assuming two filesets
foo $ pushme thatMachine 15:18:44 - [NOTICE] Synchronizing ThisMachine -> ThatMachine 15:18:44 - [NOTICE] Sending ThisMachine/home → ThatMachine 15:18:52 - [NOTICE] Sent 151.0M in 131 files (out of 1.37G in 12,418) 15:20:26 - [NOTICE] Sending ThisMachine/local → ThatMachine 15:21:02 - [NOTICE] Sent 0b in 0 files (out of 6.45G in 207,453)
Some common options include:
$ pushme -c quick bar # only sync filesets with the "quick" class $ pushme -f home bar # only sync the "home" fileset $ pushme -n bar # don't do anything, just scan $ pushme -N bar # don't even scan $ pushme -v bar # show commands being executed $ pushme -D bar # show more info than you want to see