At my current assignment, I’m allowed to take code home and work on it, but I don’t have remote access. I only have one ethernet port, so bringing my laptop in to synch is a PITA. The solution I’ve found is to use a $20 flashdrive and the windows briefcase option to synchronize.
- Create a briefcase in the flash drive
- drag and drop your work dir into the briefcase, and be ready to wait a while… even with USB2 it can still take a while to add the files initially
- when you want to update, plug it back in, right-click the briefcase and select update
The only issue I’m aware of with this is that the synchronization feature will remove files that are deleted in the source dir in the briefcase as well. So if you accidentally delete something, this can be an issue.
This update process can work both ways.