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Old 04-27-2012, 05:36 PM
Joseph Bishay
 
Default Synchronize two LTSP servers' /home?

Hello,

I hope everyone is doing well.

Our school has moved to it's new purpose-built facility and things are
working perfectly -- the building was wired so that all network jacks
in the building are "home-run" back to the main lan room, where the
LTSP server is. Thus the different bottle-necks we used to suffer
from using single cable -> switch single cable -> switch are gone.

One thing I need to resolve is how to sync the user's files in our old
building to our new building. Some of the users still go back and
forth, and we have an Edubuntu server at each location. Is there a
recommended way to do so? Is it as simple as activating Ubuntu One
(since it's built-into Edubuntu) for those users? Or is there
something better.

The two machines are not identical, so I'd only want to sync the user's files.

Thank you very much!
Joseph

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Old 04-27-2012, 05:41 PM
theluketaylor
 
Default Synchronize two LTSP servers' /home?

You probably want to setup a cron rsync job if you really want to sync.
*
a*/home NFS server and mounting the user's files rather than storing them locally would be a much more robust option.* Depending on the bandwidth between sites that might not be reasonable performance though.



On Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 1:36 PM, Joseph Bishay <joseph.bishay@gmail.com> wrote:

Hello,

I hope everyone is doing well.

Our school has moved to it's new purpose-built facility and things are

working perfectly -- the building was wired so that all network jacks
in the building are "home-run" back to the main lan room, where the
LTSP server is. *Thus the different bottle-necks we used to suffer

from using single cable -> switch single cable -> switch are gone.

One thing I need to resolve is how to sync the user's files in our old
building to our new building. Some of the users still go back and

forth, and we have an Edubuntu server at each location. *Is there a
recommended way to do so? Is it as simple as activating Ubuntu One
(since it's built-into Edubuntu) for those users? *Or is there
something better.


The two machines are not identical, so I'd only want to sync the user's files.

Thank you very much!
Joseph

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Old 05-01-2012, 04:01 PM
Joseph Bishay
 
Default Synchronize two LTSP servers' /home?

Hello,

Thank you for your reply.

A /home NFS server won't work because of the bandwidth between the two
server is not enough.

I think a cron RSYNC job would be great -- do I just need to sync the
non-hidden files in the /home/user folder? Any issues with
permissions?

Thank you
Joseph

On Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 1:41 PM, theluketaylor <ekul.taylor@gmail.com> wrote:
> You probably want to setup a cron rsync job if you really want to sync.
>
> a*/home NFS server and mounting the user's files rather than storing them
> locally would be a much more robust option.* Depending on the bandwidth
> between sites that might not be reasonable performance though.
>
> On Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 1:36 PM, Joseph Bishay <joseph.bishay@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>>
>> Hello,
>>
>> I hope everyone is doing well.
>>
>> Our school has moved to it's new purpose-built facility and things are
>> working perfectly -- the building was wired so that all network jacks
>> in the building are "home-run" back to the main lan room, where the
>> LTSP server is. *Thus the different bottle-necks we used to suffer
>> from using single cable -> switch single cable -> switch are gone.
>>
>> One thing I need to resolve is how to sync the user's files in our old
>> building to our new building. Some of the users still go back and
>> forth, and we have an Edubuntu server at each location. *Is there a
>> recommended way to do so? Is it as simple as activating Ubuntu One
>> (since it's built-into Edubuntu) for those users? *Or is there
>> something better.
>>
>> The two machines are not identical, so I'd only want to sync the user's
>> files.
>>
>> Thank you very much!
>> Joseph
>>
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Old 05-02-2012, 01:07 PM
theluketaylor
 
Default Synchronize two LTSP servers' /home?

rsync can be configured*to do what you want with*permissions.
*
I'd highly recommnd using a central authentication source like LDAP so you don't have to make sure everyone gets created with the right UID along with all the password hassles of different accounts on different servers.* LDAP doesn't need a lot of bandwidth so you won't really have any issues there.

*
If you're like my setup edubuntu is in addition to windows labs so my edbuntu server is joined to active directory and people just use their existing usernames and passwords.* If you have AD it's pretty easy to do and saves a lot of user hassle.


On Tue, May 1, 2012 at 12:01 PM, Joseph Bishay <joseph.bishay@gmail.com> wrote:

Hello,

Thank you for your reply.

A /home NFS server won't work because of the bandwidth between the two

server is not enough.

I think a cron RSYNC job would be great -- do I just need to sync the
non-hidden files in the /home/user folder? *Any issues with
permissions?

Thank you
Joseph




On Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 1:41 PM, theluketaylor <ekul.taylor@gmail.com> wrote:
> You probably want to setup a cron rsync job if you really want to sync.

>
> a*/home NFS server and mounting the user's files rather than storing them
> locally would be a much more robust option.* Depending on the bandwidth
> between sites that might not be reasonable performance though.

>
> On Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 1:36 PM, Joseph Bishay <joseph.bishay@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>>
>> Hello,
>>
>> I hope everyone is doing well.

>>
>> Our school has moved to it's new purpose-built facility and things are
>> working perfectly -- the building was wired so that all network jacks
>> in the building are "home-run" back to the main lan room, where the

>> LTSP server is. *Thus the different bottle-necks we used to suffer
>> from using single cable -> switch single cable -> switch are gone.
>>
>> One thing I need to resolve is how to sync the user's files in our old

>> building to our new building. Some of the users still go back and
>> forth, and we have an Edubuntu server at each location. *Is there a
>> recommended way to do so? Is it as simple as activating Ubuntu One

>> (since it's built-into Edubuntu) for those users? *Or is there
>> something better.
>>
>> The two machines are not identical, so I'd only want to sync the user's
>> files.

>>
>> Thank you very much!
>> Joseph
>>
>> --
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>> edubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com

>> Modify settings or unsubscribe at:
>> https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/edubuntu-users
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