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Fwd: RE: Sync Tools Wanted - Thanks!!

From: Bill Buchan <>
Date: Mon, 19 May 2003 02:51:43 -0800
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Slightly skewing the discussion - does anyone rsync open database files? Generally I believe the file must not be open at the file of the sync.

I've seen some conflicting advise over whether or not it is safe to use rsync on open datafiles (assuming of course that BEGIN BACKUP has been issued on the tablespace). Does anyone do this?

I tried an experiment with it and the restore went fine but I'm note sure if this is by luck or by design!

- Bill.

>Looks like rsync is by far the most popular among fellow listers. Will
>try. Thanks all for the help!
>Tim, thanks for the input and I bought your book 'Essential Oracle 8i Data
>Warehousing'. Loved it.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Tim Gorman []
>Sent: Friday, May 16, 2003 1:34 PM
>To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L
>Subject: Re: Sync Tools Wanted
>The freeware package rsync is what you are looking for. Check either
> or . The latter has a lot
>of variations, depending on your platform, preferences, and requirements...
>on 5/16/03 10:36 AM, Meng, Dennis at wrote:
>Hi all,
>I am in search of a tool that can sync up files for me across multiple
>servers. Currently we have the same file scattered across different
>servers. What I am trying to do is updating one version of a file and use
>this utility to broadcast the same change to the same file on other
>servers. I am open to tools, utilities, scripts etc that ideally are
>free. It doesn't have to be fancy, we are talking about flat text files
>that gets updated probably once a day. Our platform is Digital Unix 4.0
>going towards HP so I am open to both.
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>Faster. Easier. Bingo.

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