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Everything posted by trevellyan

  1. Well I guess that was the problem, a plain kill without the -3 saves the setting. I misunderstood the purpose of the QUIT signal. Thanks!
  2. I use kill -3 (i.e. QUIT), after waiting much longer than the 10-minute config_save_interval. The last modified time on .sync/settings.dat is later than when I made the change to lan_encrypt_data.
  3. No matter how many times I set lan_encrypt_data to false on the 2.3.1 64-bit FreeBSD release, it reverts to true when I restart btsync. I've waited much longer than config_save_interval but the behavior remains the same.
  4. The bottleneck for sync speed will be your internet bandwidth. Sync does not impose bandwidth limits unless you tell it to. To keep folders where you want them, you need to read and understand the help guides for setting up Sync and managing folders, and recognize that you want to start all clients in Disconnected mode (if you're using Pro). This will give you the opportunity to choose where to place each shared folder. As for reliability, there's no such thing as bug-free software, so you should continue to maintain backups of everything you consider important, and start out syncing a subset of your data to see how it goes before you go all-in.
  5. I would say the major caveat is that a clean install may give better results than an upgrade, therefore, if you plan to use version 2 at some point, you might be better off starting with version 2 on the third machine and clean installing version 2 on the others.
  6. How did the links I posted fail to address the issues you raised?
  7. I don't work for BitTorrent, so I guess the "you" you're referring to is someone else.
  8. This is probably the best place to start: I haven't tried 2.0 yet, so this is just speculation, but my guess is that you'll have better luck completely removing Sync and all related data and doing a clean install of 2.0 on all devices. When I upgraded from 1.3 to 1.4 it was a disaster until I did that.
  9. I don't see what any of this has to do with File Versioning.
  10. Yes, sorry, I didn't notice you were using Ubuntu. The web interface is missing some features and you have to use a config file to manage them instead.
  11. Version 2.0 is not a minor upgrade from prior versions. And you probably want to choose door #2, since it's your first Sync 2.0 device.
  13. One of the key benefits of the identity model is to make it really easy to get any of your folders onto any of your devices. You can set devices with the same identity to not automatically sync everything, but if you want to restrict what's actually available to a device, as far as I know, a different identity is the only way.
  14. Yes, each peer will tell connected peers about the other peers it knows.
  15. Use a different identity on each device.
  16. Shift-click on the add folder button. All your questions are answered here.
  17. I don't see any ambiguity in RomanZ's comment in that thread.
  18. According to this thread, you need one license per user.
  19. You're right, I didn't reread that blog post, and I'm not arguing with your subsequent, qualified statement based on your understanding of it. Please don't think I'm here to pick a fight with you (or anyone). It is a PR disaster, no matter how you parse the official statements.
  20. OK, you're right again, I was giving them a pass for not removing features, but limiting the number of folders does limit functionality. The ironic part of this, to me at least, is that having just reread everything I could find about what would or wouldn't be in the free version of 2.0, I could only find one direct reference to functionality being on par with 1.4 (by GreatMarko, who is a forum moderator but as far as I know, not employed by BitTorrent): "To the best of my understanding no current functionality will be "removed" from the Free version of Sync 2.0." (emphasis added) I wouldn't exactly call that a promise from BitTorrent, but it does set expectations that are not being met.
  21. When you said "Sync is simply a program that provides functionality and does not have the infrastructure that needs to supported like Dropbox many people feel that a reoccurring charge is unjustified" I misunderstood "does not have the infrastructure" to mean "does not have infrastructure". Fair enough. How about a little realism here though? I guess when you're stuck on semantics, the argument will never be settled. "It depends upon what the meaning of the word 'is' is." s/'is'/functionality/ Besides, whether the 10-folder limit affects you or me or "somebody" doesn't answer the question of whether it represents a broken promise about functionality. No, I'm not ignoring the issue of trust. Clearly I must choose to trust any vendor of a closed-source product when I choose to use that product. You said "They already have an issue by not being open source", and I asked why, if you really believe that, were you using Sync at any stage in its development? By the way, I have tried several alternatives. Syncthing is a wonderful project, except that it doesn't work very well, at least not for me. The flaw that I couldn't get past is its inability to delete a folder that contains ignored files. AeroFS seems to work pretty well, albeit rather slowly, at $10/month per user. Seafile is open source, but it needs a central server and the server update process kinda sucks. ownCloud requires a central server and is absurdly slow for lots of small files. Here I am, still using Sync - for $0! Anyway, I feel like an idiot for getting involved here, but I'm just so tired of all the whining and complaining and bitching and moaning. I think I need to take a break from these forums.
  22. This is incorrect. First, there is infrastructure to support, in the form of tracker and relay servers. You can argue over relative costs and reasonable pricing, but don't claim there's no infrastructure to support. Second, Sync has always used those servers (at least as long as I've been running it), so if the company disappears and takes those servers with them, it will affect all versions equally. Remember, a subscription only pays for additional features, the base product requires no activation, nor even any internet connection. This is a specious argument. There has been no loss of functionality, only an imposition of numeric limits. You can still use all the features from version 1.4, but you can't use them on unlimited folders. As for the question of open source, if you truly consider that to be important, you should not have been using Sync at all, since there has never been any indiction that the product would be made open source. To describe these as trust issues just smacks of trolling.
  23. The 2nd help article I linked to answers that question.
  24. The Pro license is per identity, so you would buy additional seats if you needed Pro features for multiple identities. See and