One of the ways to sync network folders from a Linux desktop to a server using iFolder:
- Create a temporary directory on the client box.
- Inside this directory create a soft link to DATA volume(mounted path) / network folder.
- Now from the iFolder client, make the temporary directory as iFolder.
Once all the above is done, sync the iFolder to the server. This way, your network drive content is available as an iFolder. This works fine even if your DATA volume is mounted or not. If mounted and data has changed, then the changes should get synced to the server, if not-mounted and you are trying to sync it skips syncing as data (files) are not available (Server content remains intact).
Disclaimer: As with everything else at Cool Solutions, this content is definitely not supported by Novell (so don't even think of calling Support if you try something and it blows up).
It was contributed by a community member and is published "as is." It seems to have worked for at least one person, and might work for you. But please be sure to test, test, test before you do anything drastic with it.