Everything posted by StNick
I'm enjoying Sync 2.0 so far and I'm more than likely going to be purchasing Pro when my trial expires. One thing I am battling with though is changing permissions. I do not see the option anywhere. On my Android phone, I enable Camera Backup. This creates a share on my desktop, but it is read only. In the past, I've used a "classic folder" to backup my camera folder on the Android phone, and then set the desktop folder to be R&W so that I can remove photos from the desktop using Lightroom (whilst I'm cataloging) and have them automatically cleaned up on the phone. How can I change this to R&W on Sync 2.0?
Hmmm... Then I'm afraid I'm a bit clueless. My wife's phone doesn't seem to exhibit the same problem that you and I are having. I installed BTSync on her device about three weeks ago, and I am quite sure that she hasn't so much as rebooted, let alone started the app up manually. However, her files are still syncing just fine. Perhaps it is something to do with Jelly Bean and above, and how it manages processes. I see you're running 4.2.2, and I'm on 4.4.2. Would be nice if we could get a few more test-cases to drum up some noise about the issue.
I have the same problem as described in the OP. However, my conclusion was that it was not the change of networks to blame, rather a quirk of Android whereby the OS automatically kills apps that are not in use. Many other apps that I use have had to deal with this issue in the past and usually what they do is include a "always keep in memory" option. I can't say for sure what is actually happening in the background, but ultimately the result is that Android doesn't kill the process when this option is ticked. Perhaps when you are away from home for an extended period of time using 3G data, and you have told BTSync not to use cellular data, the app is essentially dormant, and that's when Android steps in and kills the process to free up memory for another app. Whereas when you're on a LAN, the app is polling constantly, thereby keeping the app "alive" and Android doesn't interfere. Hopefully Bittorrent come up with a solution because right now, I simply cannot trust that BTSync is doing what it is supposed to be doing and I have to remember to load it up manually every now and then just to be sure.