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  1. Hi: thanks for going through such an extensive example. It's clear that things work as they should on your end. My brand new hi-spec laptop arrived, and I am sorry to report I still can't get the service to auto-start properly. I am quite sure I have the config setup properly in /etc/btsync/user.conf:- //!/usr/sbin/btsync-daemon --config // DAEMON_UID=andrew // DAEMON_UMASK=0007 { "device_name": "WiZHome Sync", "listening_port" : 0, "storage_path" : "/home/andrew/.btsync", "check_for_updates" : false, "use_upnp" : false, "download_limit" : 0, "upload_limit" : 0, "pid
  2. Great work. I have been experimenting here too, and I found that I could easily get btsync to run as downloaded from the BitTorrentSync web site, but both of the init scripts (server and desktop) caused me problems. After a lot of terminal work and hair-pulling, I too found permission issues with the PID file (but unlike you, I wasn't smart enough to fix the scripts). I overcame the PID issue by manually specifying the PID file in a btsync configuration file, and using the same btsync configuration file for launching btsync for users1 and 2 automatically when they login on my system (a nov
  3. Well I am certainly feeling a little better knowing it's perhaps an unusual bug and not me just screwing up the settings. The good news for me is right now, I am "practicing" using this software (and indeed Ubuntu) in an old laptop (has just 1GB ram, 32-bit processor) whilst my new super-spec'd Systems76 laptop is being built. Hopefully all these problems will go away once I get a modern machine to run Ubuntu on. To answer your question: I wish to sync a folder that my wife and I use on our Windows Desktop computer to my Ubuntu-based computer (right now my old laptop, very soon to be my new
  4. Thanks so much for the detailed reply. Here's a line-by-line result of my attempts (I added some comments using // at beginning of lines). There is a very interesting observation (see below): 1. Cold reboot (not changing anything - i.e. same config files I posted earlier). - no connection at "localhost:9999/gui" (or ...9998/gui) So I opened a terminal, and here's what I did/found: andrew@BobCat:/etc/btsync$ cd /etc/btsync andrew@BobCat:/etc/btsync$ ls -l total 16 -rwxrwx--- 1 andrew andrew 397 Aug 3 07:19 andrew.conf -rwxrwx--- 1 gillian gillian 401 Aug 3 07:19 gillian.conf //so my co
  5. Sorry for the delay (travel - my job). I have removed the shared folders and I have the two configuration files as shown below. I logon as user 'andrew', fire up my browser and BTSync shows nothing at either http://localhost:9999/gui/ or http://localhost:9998/gui/. If I open a terminal, cd to /etc/btsync then execute: /usr/lib/btsync/btsync-daemon --nodaemon --config /etc/btsync/andrew.conf BTSync fires up and I have a gui at http://localhost:9999/gui/ Now, if I exit (Ctrl-C in the term), the gui disapears - makes sense. Now if I enter /usr/lib/btsync/btsync-daemon --nodaemon --config /etc
  6. Hi: I am trying to setup the BitTorrent Sync server and have found this thread very useful, but not quite enough for me to ge things to fully work. I have two users on this machine: user1 and user2. I believe I am supposed to create two user config files /etc/btsync/user1.config and /etc/btsync/user2.config - done. I have failed to get the sync to work properly with one of the users. Here's the config file (they are pretty much the same) I am using, which I created from one of the samples: // DAEMON_UID=andrew // DAEMON_UMASK=0007 // { "device_name": "DevServer", "listening_port" : 0, "st