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According to the [http://www.ifolder.com iFolder Wiki]: iFolder is file sharing solution for backing up and duplicating files across several machines. It can work in a small workgroup or a larger environment. It is very simple to install, configure and use.
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''iFolder is a file sharing solution for workgroup and enterprise environments. Using the iFolder client, users can share mutiple directories of files across a local area network with other users. Using the iFolder client coupled with either the iFolder Enterprise Server or Simple Server users can share across the internet with other users.'' == Installation and Configurtion ==
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To break that down, iFolder is: To configure an iFolder environment, you need both a server and a client. The server runs the iFolder Enterprise Server software which hosts all the files and controls the clients. The client connects to the server to access, backup and download iFolders.
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 * An application for sharing and backing up folders over several machines
 * A project sponsored by [http://www.novell.com Novell]
 * An application written in [http://www.go-mono.com Mono] C#
 * A very useful application if you have a laptop or several machines!
    * ["iFolderClient"]
    * ["iFolderEnterpriseServer"]
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Yes, there are other solutions which have existed but iFolder is very simple with an user to use front end. The current features of iFolder are: Thanks must go to [http://www.sourceguru.net Martin] and [http://www.whiprush.org Jorge] for packaging, hosting and supporting iFolder on Ubuntu.
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 * Workgroup Sharing - You can share files between several computers without needing a sever
 * Enterprise Sharing - All files are stored on a server and synchronized between many computers
 * Works on Mac OS X and Windows as well as many Linux distributions
 * Gaim Intergration
 * Nautilus Intergration
 * Obviously, a Open Source project. However, the non-free database backend used for storing information is not Open Source which restricts it from being included with Ubuntu. A new backend which is Open Source compliant is being written.
== Using iFolder ==
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== Server or Peer to Peer? == == Help ==
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There are two ways to use iFolder, Server Mode or Bonjour Peer to Peer (P2P) mode. The advantages and disadvantages are:

=== Server Mode ===

 * + Backs up all files to central location
 * + Faster and more stable than P2P mode
 * - Can not run Client and Server on same machine
 (I am running a Client and Server on the same machine, so that statement might not be true anymore)

=== Peer to Peer Mode ===

 * + No server required
 * - Very experimental
 * - Machines depend on each other
 * - Doesn't back up files to central point

Generally, it is better to use Server Mode as the code is tested but if you have no server available, Peer to Peer is the best.

== Using iFolder Client ==

=== From Packages ===

There are no packages available at the moment. Work is being made to have packages available for Dapper Drake which may be backported to Breezy. Building the bits is quite easy.

=== From Source (Recommended) ===
You can find out how to build iFolder and Simias from ["Building_iFolder"]

== Using iFolder Server ==

=== From Source (Recommended) ===

You can find out how to build iFolder and Simias from ["BuildingSimpleServer"]

== Use iFolder Peer to Peer ==

=== From Source ===

See the ["iFolderPeer2Peer"] page for information on building Bonjour sharing

CategoryDocumentation CategoryCleanup
    * #ifolder on irc.gimp.org is a good place to start. I'm usually on there as sebpayne to help.
    * The [http://www.ifolder.com iFolder Wiki] is a good place to start for documentation
    * [http://forge.novell.com/modules/xfmod/maillist/?group_id=1372 iFolder Mailing Lists]

What is iFolder?

iFolder is file sharing solution for backing up and duplicating files across several machines. It can work in a small workgroup or a larger environment. It is very simple to install, configure and use.

Installation and Configurtion

To configure an iFolder environment, you need both a server and a client. The server runs the iFolder Enterprise Server software which hosts all the files and controls the clients. The client connects to the server to access, backup and download iFolders.

  • ["iFolderClient"]
  • ["iFolderEnterpriseServer"]

Thanks must go to [http://www.sourceguru.net Martin] and [http://www.whiprush.org Jorge] for packaging, hosting and supporting iFolder on Ubuntu.

Using iFolder

Help

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