My modest library of home movies in uncompressed AVI format have had to make way for proper work. This has meant backing up all my photos and movies, and then embarking upon a spot of synchronisation on my lusty, Ubuntu-driven ThinkPad X60s. I have started using grsync, which is a GUI front-end for rsync.
It’s pretty straightforward, you create new sessions for each of the folders that you want to synchronise, select a few options and away you go. So I have a 500GB hard disk sitting at The Cottage which I will be backing up to and synchronising with upon my return. That is until I can get the NAS box working properly, and then I’ll synch the NAS box with the external hard disk. Or something.