AFD is a program to automatically distribute files either locally or to remote hosts. The files are distributed by using FTP or SMTP, and can be sent in parallel and with priority. It provides a GUI to monitor and control the distribution and extensive logging of all activities.
Krusader is an advanced twin-panel (commander-style) file-manager for KDE 3.x, but with many extras. It provides all the file-management features you could possibly want. It also features extensive archive handling, mounted filesystem support, FTP, an advanced search module, a text viewer/editor, directory synchronization, support for file content comparisons, powerful batch renaming, and much more. It supports the following archive formats: tar, zip, bzip2, gzip, rar, ace, arj, and rpm. It can also handle other KIOSlaves such as smb:// or fish://.
UDPCast allows to send data simultaneously to many destinations on a local net. This can for instance be used to install entire classrooms of PCs at once. The advantage over using other methods (nfs, ftp, whatever) is that udpcast uses Ethernet's multicast abilities: it won't take longer to install 15 machines than it would to install 2. The tool comes with a busybox bootdisk for easy loading of the tool. However, udpcast can also be started from the command line of an already installed system, and can be used for other purposes than just system installation.
Unison is a file-synchronization tool for Unix and Windows. It allows two copies of a collection of files and directories to be stored on different hosts (or different disks on the same host), modified separately, and then brought up to date by propagating the changes in each replica to the other. Unison can deal with updates to both replicas of a distributed directory structure. Updates that do not conflict are propagated automatically. Conflicting updates are detected and displayed. Unison can communicate through a direct socket link or through an rsh/ssh tunnel. It uses network bandwidth efficiently.
Xjob is a GUI task scheduler. The drag-and-drop GUI makes it easy to create and maintain complex job routines, and visualize each job as it is created. Xjob has proven itself under the most rigorous testing scenarios and industry applications. It can handle jobs ranging from simple FTP to integrated deployment of external programs and applications for complex jobs. A typical Xjob process retrieves files from FTP servers and e-mails from POP or IMAP servers. It then processes the files and sends them to a local disk or other servers via FTP or e-mail. Users can schedule multiple processes for Xjob as hourly, daily, weekly, or monthly jobs. It is completely fault tolerant and ensures that valuable data is never lost in the case of unexpected downtime. If any computer shuts down or is unavailable, Xjob's process verification ensures that the job will continue once the host computer is restarted. It runs on all systems that support Java, and provides a Web-based administration interface to monitor and control jobs. A built-in Web server displays statistics for current jobs via the Web.
Scylla Charybdis lets you get a data odyssey done with the help of two small monsters. It's easy to use, utilizes SSL (encryption), LIBZ (compression), and simple password protection. A builtin timeout detects link breaks (for dialups) such that an uploads can be automatically continued from where it broke (within a file). MD5 sums detect if files are successfully transferred. In case of data changes the destination is renamed and not overwritten (backup history). Data throttling can prevent the transfer from using up full link speed, such that a background upload does not disturb your SSH sessions (like SCP does).
Automize is a task scheduler and automation software that can automate a variety of tasks, including FTP transfers, FTP monitoring, Web downloads, Web site monitoring, email checking and sending, Telnet, ping, database SQL, advanced zip, unzip, copy, synchronize folders, and directory and file monitoring. In addition, the chaining feature can run tasks in sequence or conditionally depending on exit codes. Additional features include email notifications on task failure, FTP browsing, ZIP file viewer, extensive logging, remote task control and more. It supports dynamic variables to achieve advanced automation tasks. Email notification profiles based on exit code can be set for tasks. Schedules can be synchronized to allow or prvent overlapping schedules. Dynamic variables allow for advanced automation solutions. A number of command line utilities are available to remotely and programatically control tasks and the scheduler.