I have the following situation with which you may be able to help -
I run a (small) website for my Department using Mason, Perl, Apache and
MySql on a Linux server. I also run my own personal site on the same
platform. The main content on these sites is teaching materials -
basically various Powerpoint and Word files. These change seldom, and
this is now dealt with by copying directories around the place.
I started these sites on a Win-NT system, which is still operational,
and which I want to keep running, essentially as a backup server in case
of catastrophe. For example during recent building works the power
supply for our server rooom was abruptly disconnected, and it was very
handy to have the backup site running to serve teaching materials from.
I do most of my development work at home on a Win-NT laptop.
All of the bits work fine, but it is slowly becoming a headache keeping
the three versions of the site in sync, especially over a phone line. If
I make a minor change in one Mason component I have to remember to
update it in two other places.
What I would like is to do something like this - have cvs running on one
machine, and keep the others up-to-date using cvs and/or rsync. Any
suggestions or advice on good ways of doing this in the mixed
PS The database is not an issue - The master is on the Linux server,
and this is replicated to the NT machine at work. The NT machine at home
only needs enough data to test.
PPS Switching to a single OS environment is not going to happen any
time soon, alas...
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