Keep an eye on for answers to questions like this
for networking and storage needs. The site lists some FOSS-only live/online
file sync tools; it looks like they all require a central coordination
server (one that you control or one that you rent capacity on), or
optionally more than one server for fault tolerance.

If you can provide a central point of contact upon which to run the sync
software you choose, something like ownCloud or SparkleShare should do the
trick for you.

On Mon, Aug 19, 2013 at 7:27 PM, Jules Moules <> wrote:

> Thanks for that heads up. Unfortunately, the lack of FOSS is a deal
> breaker for me.
> I wonder if their is anything else available for peer-to-peer sync'ing -
> apart from SFTP and SSH?
> On 19 August 2013 21:52, Pedro <> wrote:
>> Just wanted to share this with other zim users.
>> Bittorrent sync, developed Bittorrent Inc. It is _not_ FOSS. I had to
>> install yet another binary blob on my system. Other than that, it works
>> flawlessly.
>> Sync is encrypted, all I need is a key which consists of a a random
>> string. Sync is peer to peer, so there is no need to set up servers and
>> whatnot.
>> Rsync, samba shares, sftp, they all work but are, in my opinion, too high
>> maintenance. I ended up just putting my notebooks in my dropbox folder, but
>> never felt too happy about storing personal information on a server I don't
>> control. Therefore I never really wrote there any valuable personal
>> information such as document numbers, addresses, etc.
>> Now I just created a share folder with bittorrent sync and saved the key
>> to myself. Every now and then I leave a personal computer on when I go to
>> work so everything gets synced.
>> I would recommend this to most people as is it probably simpler to use
>> than anything else and solves the issue of trusting third parties.
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