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  1. Hello:

    If I want to sync two servers, connected via the Internet, could someone please confirm the correct settings for 'listening port' and the NAT/uPnP setting?


    Whilst there is a 'listening port' setting in the GUI, there does not seem to be a 'sending port'.

    I am not sure about the effect of the NAT tickbox.


    I would like to sync two servers over the Internet, lets say using TCP Port 6666. That way I can set up firewalls and routers to direct this tcp port to the desired servers at each end of the link.


    Do I set both servers to 'listen' on port 6666? and turn off NAT?? Do they also 'send' on port 6666 if I do this??


    Any information welcome.

    Thank you.


  2. BTSync 1.3.94. Windows Server 2003:


    The btsync.log and the GUI show the following message set repeatedly:


    [2014-06-19 21:02:53] Blocked downloading file *****.msg due Connection closed
    [2014-06-19 21:03:54] Error: *****.Conflict.msg - Files missing from job. Please recheck.
    [2014-06-19 21:03:54] Error downloading file *****.msg: Files missing from job. Please recheck.
    [2014-06-19 21:04:34] Error: *****.Conflict.msg - Files missing from job. Please recheck.
    [2014-06-19 21:04:34] Error downloading file *****.msg: Files missing from job. Please recheck.

    File name blanked. But these messages are all for the same file. Over and over again. What do I need to do to stop this happening. What do I check??

    One message refers to *****.msg

    One message refers to *****.conflict.msg

    Where ***** is the same in both messages.

    Should I delete these files on both systems? At the same time?


    Any information welcome.


    Thank you.

  3. Hello:

    We are using BTSync 1.2.82...but this also applies to earlier 1.2.xx versions...


    We are using BTSYnc to synchronise 10 folders. Synchronisation is two-way. What we notice is that the amount of server memory used by BTSync gradually increases. After a server reboot, the BTSync process initially uses about 90Mb of memory once synchronisation is under way on all the directories - but if left unmonitored, the amount of memory will gradually increase - we have seen it as high as 700Mb after running for about two weeks. Servers have 2Gb of memory installed, but begin to slow down as the BTSync demand for memory gets this high.

    We have BTSync on 4 servers, and we observe the same 'memory creep' on all of them. Does anyone else experience this?

    We do see many errors in the BTSync log - perhaps this is a clue - but everything seems to sync up ok.

    At the moment, we are doing a scheduled reboot of the servers periodically to keep memory usage down - but this is obviously not something we want to keep doing.

    Any information welcome.


  4. This may be helpful to other Windows (W2K3) users of BTSync.


    We use BTSync to synchronise the content of four servers. To us, it is very important that BTSync runs continuously.

    As BTSync is not (yet) written to run as a windows service, we currently get round this by using a scheduled job to start BTSync when the server boots.


    As such, BTSync runs as a process, not a service.


    Occasionally, BTSync would fail - and the worst of this was that we had no warning or alert. It just stopped. So our servers may have got out of sync without us knowing.


    So, to fix this, we have used another process - called 'Process Notifier' (http://en.michaeluno.jp/process-notifier) which can be configured to send an email if the BTSync process on the server stops. Potentially, it can auto-restart BTSync too - although we have not yet configured ours to do so. We start Process Notifier in the same way as BTSync - by using a scheduled job to run at server boot time.


    So if anyone else is running BTSync in this way, and it is important to know if it crashes or stops, this option may help.


    Tim Ecott.


  5. Hello:

    We are using BTSYnc to synchronise various folders on our servers. This process has worked very well - and we are very dependent on the sync process running without problem. However just occasionally we get a failure with BTSync - so that the next time we log in to the server, a message 'BTSync encountered an error and had to close' pops up.

    We are otherwise unaware that the BTSync process has failed (until we start seeing differences in server content)..

    Now the question:

    Does anyone have a method of 'monitoring' BTSync, to ensure it is running? - perhaps to issue an email or something if it detects that the BTSync process has stopped??


    Any thoughts on this would be much appreciated. Thank you.


    p.s. PLEASE update BTSync so that it can be properly run as a Windows Service (on the wish list)..


    Tim Ecott.

  6. Using BTSync to synchronise two email servers:

    Using MDaemon email server v13.x.x on two hosts in different locations.

    BYSync 1.1.48 at present. Windows Server 2003.

    Using BTSync to sync the user data folders (=all email content)

    This enables email failover in the event of server failure or internet link failure at one site.

    On wishlist too: Please make BTSync with a 'windows service' option...

    Excellent piece of software. Thank you to the developers.

  7. having set up two-way sync between folders on two different servers, would there be any reason why the file count is different at each end? in other cases on the same servers, the sync details show the same file count at each end. two folders - apparently no different - show counts which do not match. am i missing something?

    also: what is the reason why the file count shown by btsync differs dramatically from the file count shown by windows??

    windows: 11005 files, 40 folders 415Mb - btsync: 20118 files, 615Mb. - is this an error or are there heaps of hidden files somewhere?

    any information welcome, thank you.

  8. Hello:

    Currently using btsync 1.1.48 to sync two servers. excellent piece of software. seems to be working fine, but..

    in the sync.log file i see multiple examples of read failures as in this clip:

    [2013-07-31 22:37:35] ReadFile error: me2-iplog1.txt:0:21137:21137:3

    [2013-07-31 23:01:37] ReadFile error: me-item2-sessions.txt:0:170:170:3

    [2013-07-31 23:01:37] ReadFile error: session-records.txt:0:12052:12052:3

    [2013-07-31 23:01:37] ReadFile error: me2-iplog2.txt:0:12738:12738:3

    [2013-08-01 00:01:43] ReadFile error: arf-home-sessions.txt:0:923:923:3

    these files are all contained within various websites - and a frequently opened/updated/closed by apache/php.

    can someone throw light on what, if anything, is going wrong here.

    syncing seems to be working but i am concerned about error messages on live servers!

    any help is appreciated.

    environment: windows svr2003.

    thank you.

    tim ecott.

  9. After a few false starts at getting BTSync to run as a Windows Service - here is what works for me.

    Trying various options (srvany, nssm etc) to get the BTSync executable to run as a service did not work for me. Although everything looked right (service running, task manager shows BTSync.exe running under administrator), synchronisation of folders between servers did not work. It worked fine when BTSync was run from a user desktop on each server.

    So, we tried another approach - configuring a scheduled job on each server to run when the server starts - this job to run BTSync under user administrator. (suggested in another post here).

    This works. With no-one logged in to the servers, folder synchronisation between them works fine.


    If it is necessary to change anything - which requires use of the BTSync GUI, it is necessary to:

    log in to the server

    stop the running copy of BTSync.exe

    start it again from the desktop icon - to get the GUI

    make changes

    close the GUI

    reboot the server (to get the scheduled job to start BTSync again) << that bit is a bit unfortunate, as we dont want to reboot servers at all if we can avoid it.

    All in all though, this seems to be a way forward to use BTSync. Now we have 'automatic' folder synchronisation between unattended servers. This is exactly what we were looking for.

    Hope this is of use to others.

    p.s. Hopefully the BTSync development WILL produce a proper Windows Service version!

  10. Hello again:

    We have tried making BTSync.exe run as a windows service by using the nssm.exe option suggested in a post here. If this is set up on two servers, everything looks ok (task manager shows BTSync.exe running under administrator), but no synchronisation takes place at all. We access the servers by mapping a drive - so we can see the synced folders without logging in to the servers.

    To get sync working, it is necessary to stop the service on each server and log in to use BTSync via the GUI. Then it works.

    So - question again - do i have to supply parameters to btsync.exe to run in this way??

    p.s. when btsync is running as a service, there appears to be no system tray icon for btsync showing when you log in (this icon appears when you start btsync from the desktop).

    Has anyone got this working ??

    Any information welcome...

  11. Hello:

    I have done some testing on BTSync between two servers - and everything works just fine. Ideally though I need BTSync to operate as a service (on Windows Server 2003) so that it can sync directories on the servers without anyone being logged in.

    I see there are instructions in the forum relating to Windows Server 2008.

    I am wondering: has anyone else tried and succeeded in running BTSync as a Windows Service? If so please confirm the method. I would be very grateful.

    As a wish-list item - could this feature be added??

    Any information welcome.

    Tim Ecott.