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Data Backup and Synchronization using Conduit (OpenSuSe)

Conduit is a synchronization application for GNOME. It allows you to synchronize your files, photos, emails, contacts, notes, calendar data and any other type of personal information and synchronize that data with another computer, an online service, or even another electronic device. There is no command line required. You are good to go as long as you know how to drag and drop.

Installing Conduit: OpenSuSe user can use "1-click" installer to install Conduit
OpenSuSe 11.1 - here
OpenSuSe 11.0 - here

Running Conduit:
Open Conduit (Applications Utilities Conduit Synchronizer)
You will see something like ...


Conduit’s main window consists of two panes: the left pane contains a list of supported services (called Data providers), while the right pane (called Canvas) is used to define synchronization rules.

Conduit supports quite a few data providers, including ever-popular Tomboy, F-Spot,, Flickr, Gmail, and others. Of course, Conduit is capable of syncing individual files and folders. When working with different data providers, it’s important to keep in mind that not all of them support two-way synchronization.

Once you are done, right click on the canvas and select “Synchronize this group“. Synchronization will start. The whole process will depend on the number of files, the file size and the speed of your Internet connection.

As any synchronization tool worth its salt, Conduit provides a way to resolve synchronization conflicts, and you can configure its behavior in the Edit → Preferences dialog window under the Configuration tab.


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