Matthieu Moy <matthieu....@grenoble-inp.fr> writes:

> Sajan Parikh <sa...@parikh.io> writes:
>
>> By syncing my code folder and git repositories in this way, do I risk
>> borking any repositories?  I'm 99% confident I'm not, since everything
>> is in .git/, and there are not external databases or log files that
>> need to be updated.  Just making sure though.
>
> You're right that there are no external database, hence if you actually
> sync the whole worktree+.git/, you won't have any problem.
>
> I synchonize a bunch of Git repositories between machines with Unison
> (file transfer utility), it works great.
>
> One issue you may encounter is if you have either partial
> synchronization (e.g. network loss in the middle of a synchronization, I
> don't know how owncloud deals with it), or two way synchronization
> (there's a synchronization between your laptop and owncloud ongoing, and
> you start working on your desktop and trigger a synchronization.
>
> I sometimes encounter this situation with unison. The good news is that
> in 99,999% of cases where I'd encounter a problem, Unison shows a
> conflict on the index file (modified on both sides). So, in these cases,
> I just use Git normally to synchronize, decide that one side becomes the
> reference, and rsync to the other to resolve the Unison conflict.
>
> Also, you have to ensure that you synchronize both file
> additions/modifications, and file deletions. I often make the mistake of
> using rsync without --delete, and it confuses the branch storage format
> (I keep my local unpacked branch, and the packed branch is hidden by
> it).

All correct but .git/index may need to be refreshed, as your
cloudSync is unlikely to sync stat details across filesystems,
especially inum and possibly uid.


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