Puppysync is a directory synchronisation tool along the same lines as rsync, but with no installation needed on the target machine.
I’ve tried to make this as host friendly as possible:
- All operations are carried out through ssh
- Only one ssh connection is needed for all work
- Nothing, other than Perl, needs to be installed on the target machine
- No daemons are started
- No ports are opened on the target machine
- No disc writes other than the transfers themselves. No temporary files
- Everyone loves puppys
- Grab puppysync-3.tar.gz
man puppysync will tell you more.
You’ll want to set up your
authorized_keys files so Puppysync can connect to the destination server without having to ask for a password every time.
Be cautious, run with
-n first to test what would happen. Version 2 is a substantial rewrite, please report bugs.
You can also sync between two remote hosts. This isn’t particularly efficient as all data is transferred via the controlling machine: