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Re: Local / cluster folder bi-directional synchronization

From: MinRK <no email>
Date: Sat, 19 Jan 2013 15:42:23 -0800

I've used Expandrive (commercial sshfs app) for this,
instead of using reverse-ssh to mount my laptop on EC2, I mount EC2 on my

It's been a while, and I don't remember exactly what I needed to do in
terms of keys.

On Sat, Jan 19, 2013 at 3:02 PM, Olivier Grisel <>wrote:

> Hi all,
> I would like to be able to setup a bi-directional link between the my
> home folder in the EC2 cluster and some local folder on my laptop
> (e.g. without my working code and ipython notebook under git version
> control).
> I currently toying with unison [1] and I think I will be able to turn
> that into a starcluster plugin.
> [1]
> I think it should also be quite easy to write a plugin to setup a
> reverse ssh tunnel and then use fuse's sshfs command to mount my
> laptop folder onto some mount point folder on the cluster (assuming
> ssh server is running on my laptop). However the link my break and I
> don't want to interrupt a long running computation on the cluster when
> I put my laptop to sleep, so the unison approach sounds more
> promising.
> Before going further, has anybody else worked on similar tools? Any
> tips or resources to share?
> --
> Olivier
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