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  1. It's important to note that Sync won't sync files that are open/in use/locked by another application, as it common with databases. Sync will only be able to Sync them once they are closed by their respective applications.


    Therefore, Sync is not ideal if you require databases to be constantly in-sync in "real-time".

    I understand this and ideally would only sync the files over night if there was a way to schedule Syncing.  But the file are closed every night so I would have expeced that BTSync would catch up every 24 hours, but this is not the case.  If I open the database on the 2nd machine and compare recent updates, some are days or weeks behind.


    I suspect that this is because the files are copied "when available" by BTSync and so the indexes and subordanate files get out of step. I could do with a way to prevent copying any of the files until all of them are closed.  I'll have a think...


    Cheers!  Dave

  2. I have been using BTSync for a few months now and would like to ask the following question. Can I use it to backup databases?  We have a CRM system that uses DBF as its database, along with seperate indexes and many other files that work together.


    If I sync the folder that contains this application with a read only secret, the database when opened on the 2nd (sync'ed) PC is find but miles out of date.


    If I use a normal secret the database gets errors on both PCs even though the 2nd machine is not used at all, just a backup really.


    Should I be trying to use it like this?  What about open file backup?


    Machine 1 is a Win 2003 server and Machine 2 is a Windows 2012 server (VM) both on gig lan.



  3. Yo, first post, love the app!

    I was going to request a scheduler, then realised it's been requested alot already and that it's on the to-do list etc. Scheduling for me is critical, for video editing type work you generate alot of massive temp data files that may be deleted an hour later, and syncing it *continuously* is a huge drain on hard drive and network. Per-folder scheduling would save this problem.

    Just curious if there is any idea when that will make it into a new build?


    I have a similar issue, but you can get round the temp files part, by excluding them using the SyncIgnore file that is created in each folder. Its not perfect, but may give you a partial fix. I too would love a scheduler ;)

  4. OK, I see. To explain: I copy all my files to a NAS at the end of each day, then BTSync them to a remote iMAC.

    I'm using a lightly loaded Win8 VM on a diferent WAN connection to do the BTSync as the NAS is not supported.

    But I'm I right in saying that its the .syncID file on the iMAC that the error message refers to? I cant see a .SyncID file on the iMAC.?

  5. This error means BTSync is not able to find or read .SyncID file in shared folders. Can you check manually if this file really exists? .SyncID is hidden file on Windows. So if you look for it in Explorer, you need to configure it to show hidden files first.

    I have now upgradeed to 1.0.132 - but you are correct, there does not seem to be a file .SyncID. I looked in \appdata\roaming\bitorrentsync. (see pic). Everything seems to work Ok until the first time sync stops (for what ever reason) and then I get the error.


  6. I think the question may be; is it possible to sync a folder on an internal drive to a folder on an external drive connected to the SAME computer? - in which case, no you can't sync a folder from one location to another location on the same computer

    Yes that is what I was trying to do. I like to sync to an external ( USB) drive on the same PC, then Sync to a remote too. The sync to remote takes a long time, whereas the Sync to USB connected HHD would be very fast.

    I guess I can use another network PC as the "Host" for the USB HDD and then at least I would have 1 gig transfer.