Scott Penrose

Git Annex

Scott Penrose is a perl hacker with an interest in home automation. He has been playing with electronics since he was old enough to burn his fingers with a soldering iron.

As a software developer I tend to use Git for all my content, except my Photos and Videos. However other friends and family this has not been as easy as they would like. They basically want Drop Box.

Drop box has not worked for them because their data is too large (graphic designers etc).

So I am playing with - http://git-annex.branchable.com/

Where will it fit in my world:

  • Sync large data set between Laptop & Desktop for me and Amanda
  • Extra copy to external hard disk (I know it says not a backup, is that true?)

Via S3 and Glacier or even other external SSH solutions could this be the solution to some of my Cloud Backup problems?

  • Setup
  • Storage