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    Open source alternative to Dropbox?

    I am looking for an application that works in both linux and freebsd (windows would be a plus) that keeps a file tree in sync in the background like Dropbox does. I can no longer use Dropbox because it does not support FreeBSD (you might see a forum thread saying otherwise, but its fix is out of date). The application does not have to sync to a separate web server, I can host from my house, but it would be nice. A system tray icon to check on state would also be nice, but not required. The platforms that I really need are kubuntu 9.10 and FreeBSD 8.0.

    The simplest thing I could think of would be a script that had git update a repository with all my docs in it every minute or so, would this work?

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    Linux Guru Rubberman's Avatar
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    I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, in Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
    You could try rsync triggered by a cron entry. That will work on both systems without problems I think. Do keep both systems in time sync w/ ntp.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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