GFIScripter

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  1. Well I found myself with a problem; How do you provide IT Services to those not under the same building as the IT Support Team? I work for a small company with employees spread around the country; We do not have a domain being so spread out and yet we still have to push updates, get our personnel , patches, perform file and print services, send out manuals (in the form of PDFs), Send out spreadsheets, Perform Backups, and do some custom applications and get them out quickly. Mind you that my predecessor used a remote control application to update these computers; this was effective but seemed a little slow; Email though effective does have limitations as well. I decided that I liked the concept of drop box, but the idea of installing it on every computer and assigning each user an account gave me a headache just to think about it. I then created a SFTP Server and began creating a script that would sync up the data from a common folder to the Ftp Server. Though I had to wonder what kind of timing scheme I would use to backup all the computers in a single night, this failed after I started to deploy it out to a few workstations and found the syncing did not always work. But then I ran across a Application called BTSync I thought why not use the same concept of my ftp Server User 1 ====================\ User 2 ==================== \ User 3 ==================== \ FTP SERVER (Individual Folders for each PC) User 4 ==================== / User 5 ==================== / User 6 ====================/ .... Why not create a junction (folder) which has a number of symlinks to 10 different areas of each hard drive (Favorites, Desktop, My Documents, etc). Then create one secret for the junction folder (No username and Password to Manage) and share that with a Backup Server in my office. Also create a unique name (PCNAME) that would also be the folder name on the Backup Server. Next why not let that run 24 hours a day so any files would be synced up with the Backup Server so as to limit the amount of data transfer thus the users would not see any large file transfers during the work day. Next If there was a need to send out a mass mailing of manuals or a new email contact list a simple javascript could be created to copy the file(s) to each users Desktop folder(on the Server) and it would be sent to the users computer in a matter of minutes. Over all I have been very happy with the application and how it has improved backups and updating of data on my Wide Area Network. Thanks Keep up the Good work, I can hardly wait for a version that will allowing scripting.
  2. I was thinking that was the case but unfortuntely I did run everything on 1.1.15 and when I ran the client on the win7 computers it would not download all the data from all the junctions. Whereas the 1.0.134 it did or I should say it does. I am a firm believer of keeping up with the latest version(s) but I am in a real pickle and just need someth to work. And as long as this one works I will stick with that and upgrade, once a command line version comes out. (and then I can script it and deploy it out that way...)
  3. Just to post an update to my issue. I have been playing with this a little more and found out a couple of things... If I install the newest version of the Software (1.1.15) on any Windows XP computers and install stable (1.0.134.0) on the XP computers the sync works. But upon further study I have decided to go and change them all to the same client (1.0.134.0) Just because some clients dont work as they did when I had everything on the same client. So long story short, I am moving all my clients back to the stable version, since I am still unclear if this is really getting all my data. Additional Note: I have found uninstalling the software from Add/Remove Programs or Programs and Features and then Removing the software without removing the settings seems to leave the secret in tact so you will not have setup your secret and share again.
  4. I used your script (above) and modified it for my environment and this worked really well on the original version I downloaded (1.0.xx ). I had it working under Win 7 & Win XP but after I decided to upgrade to the latest version (1.1.15) My Windows 7 Computers do not want to work. Actually they do but with a fraction of the data that should be moved... have you experienced this? Windows XP it works fine... for full detail writeup: http://forum.bittorrent.com/topic/20794-windows-7-btsync-junctions/ Thanks
  5. I have been very impressed with the BTSync software. I have been working with it over a month now; But lately I have had a couple of glitches on my Windows 7 Computers. I am using this as a backup platform for our remote employees to a Server here in the office. There was only one issue and that was I really didn't want to give 10 secrets per computer (for each folder). I found someone on one of these forums where there talked about a smarter way of backing up. Essentially he made a Folder and then a bunch of junctions under it. It WORKED! I have been using it under Windows XP and Windows 7, I had a glitch the other day and lost off of my secrets (oops) and at that time I figured why not upgrade to the latest version (1.1.12) this seemed to work very well for all of the XP computers. But lately I have been trying to install the 1.1.12 and 1.1.15 on the Windows 7 computers and when the BTSync software checks my folder it says its 45k ... not Meg not Gig (not always but it is always far less that the real byte count. One time I fixed this by finding a bad junction link I deleted it and it started updating to the correct byte / files could and worked. But as I continue to the next few computers (W7) I have not had such success and to get it working I had to go back and use a single secret for a single folder does anyone know why this is? And Any solutions? I have found this to happen on Windows 7 (32 Bit) as well As Windows 7 (64 Bit) And yes I am really anxious when I can deploy this using somesort of command line switches. To give credit where create is due I was talking about the Post at: http://forum.bittorr...-the-smart-way/ It really simplified what I was trying to do.. Thanks yottabit