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How can I sync /var/www folder with Ubuntu One?

I tried symlink with ln -s /var/www www in my ~/Ubuntu One folder and in ~/Documents (which is synchronized too), but it seems that it also doesn't work.

Of course I'm the owner of var/www and I (and my group) have all rights (771).

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It seems U1 doesn't support symlinks at the moment:… – devius Nov 22 '11 at 21:36
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you could use rsync so synx those folders regularly The information will be duplicated but at least is a bit easier than copy pasting.

rsync /var/www /home/your_user/desired_folder

you can even make an automated script to run at certain time or just to be fired up with a quicker command

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OK, thank you :) P.s. It's should be rsync -l -r /var/www /home/user/destination – sky Nov 22 '11 at 23:02

I also find different solution. We can use deja-backup program to synchronise backup which contains inter alia var/www folder ;)

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+1 for ingenuity! ;) – James Nov 29 '11 at 3:05

You can do the opposite and put a symlink to ~/Ubuntu One/www in /var and activate the FollowSymLinks option in your server configuration for the /var directory. This should work.

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I'm not sure I can do this, because I have crypted home folder. However it's very good idea in other case :] – sky Nov 22 '11 at 23:07

You can also use bind mounting to bind mount the folder under a folder which is synced with Ubuntu One.

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Another way of solving the issue without having to duplicate files would be to simply change the location of the public files in Apache from var/www to a location in your home folder.

Simply look in: /etc/apache2/sites-available/default and change the DocumentRoot to a location in your documents folder, copy the contents of var/www into the new folder you created and set Ubuntu one to back up.

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