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  1. I'm not trying to argue but trying to understand better. As far as my situation, increasing the time is good enough for now. There still seems to be some gap I'm not making here though. If nothing changes on the RW peer, but does change on the RO peer, currently what would happen? Does the change done on the RO peer get essentially "undone" at the next re-scan, assuming no change was done on the RW peer?
  2. Well, it would know simply because it receives notification from the remote instance of Sync on another computer. If you are syncing with the RO option (and especially with Overwrite enabled) then the only thing Sync needs to watch for is changes reported by the source which would be the other computer. When that other computer's Sync tells this Sync that something change, that's when it writes and downloads. So when it receives notification from the remote Sync that files X, Y, and Z have had changes, then it can locally scan just those files, without having to routinely scan them. Hence
  3. @Helen, Why would sync need to scan anything if the share is RO, *and* the option to overwrite files is on?
  4. OK.. so I see there are some challenges knowing if things changed.. however in my case the folder is a READ-ONLY one. So that means that Sync has no need to scan anything at all. It should just act when it receives updates from other instances. Surely that change can be worked on separately.
  5. And it's done. So I guess the problem is that it keeps re-indexing. Why does it need to do this? Is that a bug that wasn't there before? It's kind of a problem because it's a large directory so it pegs the CPU for a while doing this. This is a READ-ONLY sync folder and I have marked it so that it should overwrite all changed files. So even if there is a need to re-index, there should not be for a READ-ONLY folder because the only changes it would have to sync is something from the other sync source. And that other source is actually offline right now. I have it configured so the
  6. And it's indexing again! No files are changing during this time.
  7. oh my gosh! it's indexing AGAIN! Maybe that's what's going on. I didn't do anything.. no files were synced and I didn't restart it.
  8. You know.. I had just started the service again.. and it indexed in just a few minutes. The initial time it took so long was after it finished syncing... so I wonder if that's related. I'll keep this topic updated.
  9. Hi.. I noticed a couple of things: Service installed on Win2008R2 #1 - the web UI does not open any explorer or anything for the actual folder.. it looks like you intended for it to do that. This has not been working for a few versions now. #2 - I had I think 2.2 maybe? just before the name switch. But after I applied 2.3.8 it's really busy indexing the files and I left it on over 1-2 days and it was still doing it.. CPU usage very high during that time. Previously it was not like this for the same folder. The folder has about 48K files, running about 46GB.
  10. I see. I did set that. And so far it has not corrected itself. I'm going to try to delete the files in question on the receiving side to see if it'll re-send.
  11. Hi. I have a server that I created a READONLY folder on. Then on another server or computer I am syncing using that READONLY key. It seems that if I edit data on the other computer, those files no longer get updated from the master. It seems like this is a missing option in the READONLY mode; whether it should always force (like a mirror) on the target instances, or if it is to allow the target instances to not get their data wiped away... ? The purpose is.. I have a production database that I create a snapshot of.. I actually do it nightly by starting and stopping the btsync servi
  12. I don't understand has been going on with BTSync Windows app permissions. Back even with ver 1.3 I had difficulties, and now they just are worse with the latest ver of 2.x. I have PC's with an admin account and also a non-admin. I want different folders synced for them.. it has been working fine in 1.3 but I finally thought to try 2. I can't get the thing to run at all without prompting me for an admin PW.. to which I cancel anyway because I want it to run as the restricted user.. and the funny thing is that it then runs that way, but always causes Windows 7 to prompt me. I manually copi
  13. The BitTorrent stuff and Sync has been fantastic. And from the outside we don't know who's responsible for these decisions. And thank God some of us have started other projects to compete which is what drives to improvements. But the lesson I hope is learned is that you can't release something with such a crutch with the disclaimer that "we'll remove it later". More time should have been taken to release without the crutch. For one thing, you certainly lose credibility and trust from users who never wanted to be crippled.