Information about the sync-service
sync.uib.no is a synchronization service that is available for login from outside the UiB network. The services that are provided at sync.uib.no are primarily file copy and synchronization of data from and to the home directory and common areas. sync is set up exclusively for use with file transfer tools.
From 17.01.2013 sync.uib.no runs on RedHat Enterprise Linux 6
Currently, the following tools available for file transfer:
Copying files with scp / sftp in Windows
Copying files with Unison on Windows / Mac / Linux
Unison is a two-way synchronization tool. It is easy to use, has a graphical user interfaces, are quick (Unison uses rsync algortimen which transmits only part of the file that has been modified) and has an effective and easy to understand conflict management. More information about Unison
Copying files with rsync on Mac / Linux
Copying from sync to local linux
rsync -vr firstname.lastname@example.org:directory/file .
Dot means "current directory", it is also possible to specify path.
Copy from local linux to sync
rsync -vr directory/file email@example.com:.