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  1. How many files are you trying to sync?


    I heard on a podcast,that someone tried to sync there giant family photo library that contained tens of thousands of files. That it just killed their home server because it had to rescan every single files over and over again. But this was when BTsync first came out. So I bet there has been improvement.  



    :D  :D  :D

    Even Boeing 747 can't kill a good server :)


    In all modern operating systems all frequent read\write operations on HDD are cached in computer RAM. And each HDD has internal cache too! So don't worry about "rescan operations". Windows Explorer doing this always for a lot of system files right after powering on the pc. ​

  2. Did someone get the proxy support working? I established a SOCKS5 proxy with SSH and "DynamicForward", I see attempts to connect to port 3000, but connection fails. It also says "only socks5 connect supported" from SSH, but in btsync I activated socks5!

    Have you checked your ssh socks5 with other applications?

    Try to test with curl. Here is an example:

    curl --socks5


    Good luck :)


    On another system (15 folders, 20,000 files) btsync uses about 2% CPU, which I consider a normal value.



    As i understand - first system is NAS, and second system is NAS too?


    CPU usage depends from: CPU architecture, number of cores, number of supported instructions (SSE, AES) etc.
  4. Thanks for answering, not really sure how this information helps me thou :). I am not sure why it comes unresponsive, maybe it eats CPU on my device, maybe it's memory. Or perhaps it's a combination of everything when downloading large files over the network interface and writing them to the hard drive. That's why I wanted to know if it was possible to put a limit on download speed.

    What device do you use? Custom ROM?

  5. All done except step 11. When I try I get this message:

    "service btsync does not support chkconfig"


    This happens because chkconfig reads the startup script named btsync and can't find the line which 

    starts with "# chkconfig:".




    #! /bin/sh

    # /etc/init.d/btsync

    # chkconfig: 2345 80 05


    Numbers after "# chkconfig" provides information about set of levels on which daemon should run and start\kill priorities that should be used.


    Hope this will help :)

  6. I just have one question:

     Now, it is simply confusing, as I have some folders with the same name but in totally different paths, and so, when I switch tabs back and forth, I'd like to see the whole picture all at once with full path names instead of using tool tip just to find out which exact folder it is.

    Move your mouse over the folder icon, wait 1 second, absolute path to folder will be displayed in tooltip


    I will try n exlain what I know about bitsync so far and then you correct me.

    I wanted an alternative to drobpox. Why? Coz Dropbox has limited storage. What I want is to to simply store my data to a online storage so that I can copy it back when necessary.

    There is no question of a 2nd computer or any kind of mobile device in my case.

    As I mentioned before I just want to store my data to cloud.

    Problem is when I add any folder "Connected devices and status" area displays nothing.

    Is Btsync limited to only LAN ? Did I misunderstood the usage of Btsync ?

    Try an official build first. Those build from PPA are not managed by BitTorrent and i can definitely say that ORIGINAL PACKAGE of  Bittorrent Sync is 100% working  in LAN.



    1. Download;

    2. Unpack;

    3. Run.


    No need to add ppa, no need to use apt - official build much more easy to use than any 3rd-party. Be smart.

  8. Hi man!

    As i can see you can't uninstall an application from mac :)


    Nobody can help you if you didn't provide steps for reproduction for btsync community and tech support or even describe your problem. Any program may not respond due to specific conditions in any operating system. Everything is logical and has solutions. Always.


    Don't panic and describe your problem here step by step :)


    I suppose that you:


    1. Downloaded btsync.dmg;

    2. Opened dmg file and moved app to Applications folder on your mac;

    3. Opened btsync and..?


    Please continue from step 3 and we will help you  :rolleyes:


    btw: Sorry dude, but even google has a lot of answers:) - app uninstall - app is not responding


    Good luck!

  9. Good project, thanks. I've used it on osx 2 hours with 3 clients and got crash :(


    TypeError: Cannot call method 'toString' of undefined
     at SyncServer.module.exports.SyncServer.handlePacket (/Users/user/Downloads/
        at SyncServer.module.exports.SyncServer.onMessage (/Users/user/Downloads/
        at Socket.<anonymous> (/Users/user/Downloads/
        at Socket.EventEmitter.emit (events.js:98:17)
        at UDP.onMessage (dgram.js:437:8)
    Any suggestions?
  10. Any ideas, anyone?


    I'm thinking about folder Resaves. Is it means that you added all your photos to batch processor in editor like Photoshop or any other image converter?

    Can you check what processes running in background and watching your Pictures library which have you added into btsync?


    Maybe some kind of application like Sony Picture Browser doing scanning of photo library for changes (reading file attributes for example)  every 5 min. and thereby locking an access to file for other applications.

  11. I am having this problem as well. I am running tuxpoldo's build of btsync (version 1.2.82) on Debian Testing (Linux linux 3.11-2-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.11.10-1 (2013-12-04) x86_64 GNU/Linux). The problem is easily reproducable on my machine...

    You should ask tuxpoldo directly because he is a maintainer of his own repository with his own understanding of "How it should work (pre-install, post-install scripts i think)"...


    Error while adding folder. Selected folder is already added:

    Means that one folder is added to config file twice. Looks like pre-install or post-install script causing this. I'm using official package of btsync and never seen such errors :rolleyes:

  12. but on the laptop the Sync client tops the energy impact graph and seems to suck half of the energy used by all applications and background processes.

    Is it possible to improve the energy-impact of the client?

    Btsync can use "a lot" of energy (according to apple energy monitor) when indexing new files. I've added 32 Gb folder with 5 000 files:



    Energy consumption of btsync after indexing is about 2.0. Even skype uses 8.0. I'm happy  :D