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  1. OK, have tried the "Overwrite any changed files" solution and YES, all seems to be good now! Wonder why that didn't seem to work before. Maybe it started working because I uninstalled BTS along with all the settings and reinstalled. THANKS. It kind of makes sense that it would get stuck, I guess, since it doesn't know what it's supposed to be doing, but it's odd that the error message suggests a connection problem... On another note, though, but maybe related, why does the file list under Peer list for the given folder contain ALL the files in that folder, not just the ones that need synci
  2. THANK you! That is by far and away the clearest explanation I have read of this option! OK, yes, there should be no changes happening on B anyway so it is fine for them to be overwritten, presumably versioning will continue regardless of this. I shall go away and try this, as I had read this recommendation earlier in the thread, so hope that will give me some joy. Thanks again.
  3. Yes, you understood my garbled explanation (but see my query below). I THINK I tried it, but not since I reinstalled, I will give it another go. Only, can you clarify, as I find this a little confusing: my local computer is meant to sync with a remote computer which is only allowed to READ from my local computer, not make any changes to it - i.e. I am doing an ongoing backup, basically, to a remote computer. So the remote peer is the one I have given a RO key from my local computer for the relevant folder. Is that the correct usage for what I want to achieve? I also want all versions backed
  4. EDIT: Oh - naahh... spoke too soon. I redefined all my folders as I wanted read only sync on my local folders and, hey presto, the problem is back, "Out of sync" and "No peers online to receive" xxGb. In fact there should only be around 3 Gb that actually need syncing - that is another strange aspect of this problem. A TON of files get listed in the History tab which do NOT need syncing - dating back months and months. As far as I can see on the remote computer it's not actually doing anything anyway. Very frustrating as I was really pleased with the way BTSync was working as an ongoing remote
  5. Sure it was a bit reckless in hindsight as you don't really know what's going on behind the scenes. Well, I will keep an eye on it and see if that is all as regards these issues - I have put Dropbox in the ignore path... It would be nice in a future version to be able to select folders to sync in a granular way from the GUI as it's always a hassle to edit text files and be sure you have specified the paths properly etc.
  6. OK, this is going to be hard to explain as there could be a million factors at play. I set up BTSync effectively as a backup to a disk at a remote location. The contents of that disk are not altered locally at the remote location, i.e. the only changes happening should be in one direction, from my desktop to the disk at the remote location. I had BTSync set up to sync my whole My Documents folder, which included Dropbox - thought it was overkill, but didn't actually think there would be any problem. So about a week later I head into Dropbox to resume a project I had been working on, and I fi
  7. Have scoured the forum and FAQ and haven't quite got my head round this question: so what is a good model for doing the "initial sync" of my data locally. E.g. I have four or five folders on 3 different locally networked computers totalling perhaps 150Gb in total which I want to sync to an external drive on a PC at a remote location primarily for backup purposes. If I just set up a regular sync to that location my 150Gb will probably take a lifetime to sync "over the wire". So can I just initially do a normal file copy locally to my external drive to get the bulk of the data on to the driv