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i am looking for an application that is like dropbox. i simply would like to synchronize my music folder (which is 100 GB) via LAN between my desktop & laptop. (you can see why i cannot use dropbox for there is the size restriction and it will try to upload a bus load of files to its central server)

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i think the right tool is 'rsync'. now i need to learn how to use it. –  sterz Jun 16 '11 at 13:27
    
possible duplicate of Make my own "dropbox, ubuntu one" server at home –  Jorge Castro Jun 22 '11 at 21:41

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For bidirectional syncing, try unison (unison-gtk for GUI) from the repositories. Here is an old howto for setting it up.

http://www.micahcarrick.com/unison-synchronize-ubuntu.html

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