colinabroad

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  1. WOW ! that's a lot of fixes in one release guys. Are there more to come, or is the software working properly now ? I know that's a loaded question, but I have been keeping my eye on things and am interested to know how stable it all is now as there seems to have been an awful lot of things going on since the initial release of V2 Seeing the line 'many core engine improvements' does not bode well with me, as it was my understanding that the core engine was working fine - what needed improving ?
  2. if you check the sync over LAN setting then this should work within your LAN perfectly well it does not need the internet.
  3. people have been 'feeding back' to an empty room since 2.0 was released about the lack of and incorrect information in the 'status' column, I doubt anyone is listening now ! How difficult could it be to put the tick back? How unintuitive is it to have a blank status cell?
  4. Interesting Songolo - I wonder what version of the DSM software you were using? I have customers in Spain and the UK and we have absolutely no problems at all using Cloud station both between the Synology NAS boxes and to various PC's - I have had zero errors and no problems at all with the forums or setting things up. Perhaps I have a newer release (5.1) of the software to you? I only have 6 users in my office also using the same data on the NAS as a server and it works very well - and as a print server, and as a photo server to the outside world for my friends and family to share :-) all in all I am extremely pleased with it and now I have started using it I cannot for the life of me see why people would want to use BTSync, but I guess if you have had problems in the past you may well be put off. Not sure what bugs you have encountered with Cloud Station, I have installed on my phone, my PC and my iPad with no problems at all. Yes, the usage of server space if you don't disable the versioning is quite crazy, but I have this turned off as I have two disks in RAID format and I backup the data with versioning to a different drive off site (using freefile sync on a batch file running automatically when we are all sleeping) It has been pretty simple to set up for sure - as I have mentioned in other threads on this forum, I am a user, not a software writer, so have zero experience in code and have zero desire to learn!
  5. Am I missing something here? I have been struggling with BTSync on my 6 PC's, 3 tablets & 10 phones for about a year - it seemed to be the BEST solution for my needs with V1.4 regardless of cost. Finally gave up after the 2.0 release which has never worked for me and have purchased a Synology NAS. This comes with software that syncs across ALL devices, albeit in a slightly different master/slave scenario (which I prefer), but it works. Without any dramas. On Apple, Android, Windows - across an office LAN as a network and across the World sharing files with several others. Yes, you have to pay for the hardware and storage, but you have to do this for BTSync as well. Why on earth would ANYONE want to use BTSync on a Synology NAS??? the NAS itself comes with software that beats BTSync EVERY TIME ! (unless of course you want to set up a mesh that you cannot rely upon!) I wish I had found this NAS a year ago, they are NOT expensive, even for home use, I was STUPID to think I could use the drives in my existing computers with BTSync to 'save money' I only have 350Gb of data - for my entire business, it only cost me £300 to buy the NAS and 6GB of 2xRAID drives - insignificant compared to the subscription BTSync want for software that does not work! I look forward to the 'torrent' of replies!!
  6. So guys, the program is DESIGNED to lie - interesting!! How can the software possibly be synced if it has never been connected to a peer ? - ridiculous and lazy programming in my opinion. but its designed that way - excellent, thanks for letting me know. I was not really reporting problems Helen, just giving people a step by step account of the initial setup process and the stupid (in my opinion) erroneous reporting that the GUI provides whilst this is happening I am calling these bugs, but you say they are designed that way - fine, understood - great way to react to customer feedback! The actual process of indexing and syncing two computers across the internet in China with about 350Gb of data which had already been copied to both machines actually went quite well. and only took a few hours in total, with the Win8.1 SSD winning hands down in the speed stakes. My point here Helen is that if one is new to this software and takes at face value the reporting on the GUI one would potentially be most alarmed at what was reportedly going on.
  7. I would try using 1.4 style 'folders' by holding shift and pressing the add folders button. Add this folder manually to the other side using a key and point it to your second D drive and see what happens :-) Not sure how to do this with 2.0 style folders, but it could possibly be the same method. I think there is a way to force the second machine to a particular folder if you have linked devices and identities, but it is too complex for me, I am sticking with the simplicity of 1.4 for now - it syncs folders just the same once set up. Others may have more experience at the more complex bits so do feel free to join in to help this new member !
  8. Interesting Kramttocs - I am learning every day!!
  9. What happened to the version number in the filename??? ARE YOU NOT LISTENING TO YOUR CUSTOMERS ??????? How can I tell which .exe file to use when I have three with the same file name in my download folder?? Yes, I change the name MYSELF in order to keep control of what I have downloaded and in order to enable me to go back to a previous version, BUT This is supposed to be a PROFESSIONAL PAID for product. COME ON - GET PROFESSIONAL YOURSELVES and give the file name a version number!!!!!!
  10. Is anyone there ? or is it that nobody cares? I have reported several bugs here and not a single response from 'The Team' (or anyone else for that matter!!) I am stuck at work now unable to do any work until BTSync has transferred a 100Mb file to my home PC. It seems that even the communication between computers is limited to 'one at a time' as well, as I have four much smaller files backed up waiting to sync - one of which I wanted to 'save as' a pdf file, but I am not allowed as it is locked by BTSync!!!! This I suspect is the way the software works, so I will be stuck with this everytime I do anything with a large file.
  11. Hi All, I am just in the process of starting again with V2.0 and I have set up computer #1 with two big folders - one 167Gb and the other about 135GB. Both folders are on the same physical drive in the computer running win7Ultimate 1: The program is busy indexing folder #1 but is reporting date synced from when the folder was created. How is this possible as it has not been connected to a peer, and so therefore has never synced. BUG. edit - DOUBLE BUG, we have not yet started the sync process at all !!!! as all I have done is set up one side and indexed so how can we have a date synced?????? 2: Second folder is doing NOTHING. BUG, or POOR Programming - we are in 2015 and this is a multitasking windows machine with 8Gb RM and an i5 processor - it SHOULD BE indexing BOTH folders LIKE MAD. 3: Nothing else running in the foreground and the program is chugging away at about 11% CPU and 30% RAM - NOT good use of the machines resources at all. 4: Date synced on folder #2 (which has yet to start indexing) is reading the time the folder was created. BUG it has NEVER synced and so this cannot be. Freefile sync takes about 2 minutes to index these folders ON TWO MACHINES across a LAN (from a fresh install of the software, not a cached syncfile) - why is BTSync taking so long to simply index one folder on one machine? 19 minutes now and only 100Gb indexed - POOR. I will report in again when I get home and do the same on my WIn8.1 tablet that has a newer i5 only 6Gb RAM but a MONSTER SSD 1TB drive - SHOULD be a bit quicker to index I am hoping !! I will then see if the two machines can sync themselves overnight without falling over. I am creating 1.4 folders in 2.0 as I simply require a straightforward two way sync on two machines of my own, so this should be pretty easy. 25 minutes and still only 120Gb done - I am off home for beer! OK - home now with beer in hand. #2 computer uninstalled 1.4, deleted ALL instances of .sync, sync ignore sync ID and install V2.0.85 OK so far. Now, Index the first large folder - oops no, can't do that can I !! I now need to manually add the folder and get BTSync to do the syncing/indexing .......... 5: Date Synced reports time from first adding folder ...BUG AGAIN, as we have yet to index let alone sync to the other machine 6: Machine stuck at 1.3Gb for five minutes whilst traffic is flowing both ways up & down the internet - MUST be talking but the GUI is blank, no status, not sending no receiving no progress. BUG - perhaps AMSSIVE lag between what the program is doing and what the MASSIVE GUI is reporting (or not) 7: Machine SUDDENLY after 12 minutes of having the folder added hits synced and starts ticking away again from zero minutes!! BUT, we are now sending (who knows what, as both machines have identical folders when we started) perhaps it is communicating, NOT SENDING. POOR Nemonclature in the reporting I would say as there is a MASSIVE difference between communicating the status and checking data base to actually sending data from one to the other machine (which will not happen I hope!) 8: We are now swaying between 6 days and 18 hours with 1% 'progress' being reported - this is clearly the process of initial checking of the two databases which again is painfully slow. 9: If the GUI is reporting that it synced 8 minutes ago, yet the status is sending and the progress is at 1% HOW did it manage to sync 8 minutes ago and what on earth is it doing now as no files have changed. BUG. Sorry if I am boring you all, but this is telling me that all the complaints made about the GUI not reporting what is actually happening under the bonnet fell on deaf ears. I dare not add my second folder yet on machine #2 as who knows what might happen???? OK - so now, after not too much time really we are up and running with both large folders indexed and synced. It is interesting to see that this post has been liked, but not actually read - it seems the GUI in the forum is about as accurate as the one in the software :-) 10: Feature request (AGAIN) PUT BACK THE CIRCLE TICK IN STATUS or put it in the notification bar (in windows) so we can easily see all is synced and OK - Just like err..... Dropbox, cloudstation, onedrive(OK, Onedrive is a bit different, but I can look in the notifications bar to see if all is OK) HOW easy would it be to put a tick inside the empty black circle????????? EMPTY is NOT intuitive. a tick IS. The revolving arrows is great, but COME ON, use a bit of initiative and put some other info in there as well. from closed GUI it takes right click, click, click, JUST TO SEE IF ALL IS SYNCED. STUPID. ALL my other apps simply require me to wave the mouse over the bottom of my screen (or waggle my finger on the tablet!)
  12. I think you need coffee!! If you want to mirror drive d to e to f on the one computer you need to use RAID in some configuration. If you want to SYNCRONISE computer 1 drive D with computer 2 drive D etc etc, then yes you can, BUT BTSync synchronises FOLDERS, not drives, so you would need to synchronise each of the folders in the root of the drive. You mention D,E&F, so I assume you have a C drive running the computer and the other drives are data - if so then you can simply add a top level folder in each drive (call it dataD for instance) and then you only have 3 folders to sync across the two computers which you can do with the free version hope this helps!
  13. Perhaps this feature should be renamed 'selective sync' with the option to turn on selective sync being the Pro feature ?
  14. @GreatMarko, #1: I think you will find that is EXACTLY what I said! However, it is NOT what Roman is saying!! So who is correct? And, if one pays for the use of the software for a business is that identity the business and are all its devices that are linked together under that one identity OK for one license ? This is a moot point, as the software has no idea how many people are using it as Hungarianhc has pointed out. @RomanZ - it would be impossible for you to police what you are suggesting as you (BTSync) have NO IDEA how many actual people are using one licence on many linked devices with one identity, please check again as it seems nothing is clear. In fact, I am using the software with one license for both my business (that I own) and my own personal use, so should I have two licenses ?? :-) I think not.
  15. I think you will find that VISTA is not supported on Pro2 so you will be out of luck - I had a dig around and it appears to only support Win7 and higher. However, it should really have told you this when you attempted to install the program, rather than fool you into thinking all is OK by installing and wasting your time getting to this stage in your work attempting to sync another computer. Devs, please take note, if it does not support a platform/OS please make it NOT install on that platform/OS.
  16. @Senor loco - - Correct @ Trevellyan I do ! There is a complete difference between user, device and identity in the BTSync World. BTSyncs rules state that if you connect many Devices together under one Identity then you only need one licence for all the Users using that identity on all of the devices connected - as Senor loco identified. I think this is a more clear statement than the ambiguous statement that Roman used using only the word user. If you wish to connect many devices together, but with different identities for each of the devices then you need a separate licence for each of those different identities - it matters not how many actual people are USING the software, it is down to how many devices are linked together under how many identities.
  17. @ Kevork - yes you should !! I use revouninstaller - but it ONLY works when you use it right from the start of the uninstall sequence - it can't find offending files after you have used the windows uninstall. Perhaps the Devs could tell us what other files/folders are left behind following a standard windows uninstall where the 'remove' all settings button has been left blank (as it does not tell you to tick it in the knowledge base instructions !!)
  18. OK Roman, another related question on this. If I upgrade my 'master' PC to Pro can I still use 1.4.111 on my other peers as the 'free' end? I know the folders would remain as 1.4, but that is fine by me. I can then test the pro version bit by bit as my foray with pro at two ends failed miserably! If this will work I can get testing over the weekend. Thanks!
  19. The instructions DO NOT WORK (at least they did not for me either!) 1: You need to check the tick box for remove all settings at the appropriate time in the uninstall sequence - this is STILL MISSING FROM THE INSTRUCTIONS DESPITE ME TELLING PEOPLE MORE THAN TWO TIMES NOW I found that in missing this it was impossible to install the old software. 2: It is FAR easier (IMHO) to simply uninstall 2.0 COMPLETELY and reinstall 1.4 - I have had to do this on my two machines as well - one on win764ultimate one on win8.1 I resorted to searching out and deleting ALL the .bts and .sync stuff and starting from scratch. The disturbing thing (for me) after doing all of this is that when adding folders back in 1.4 I am told the folder already has an old share and I have to tick the box to reassign it. If I had removed the program and all settings why is this happening ? @ DEV's - feature request: MAKE THE UNINSTALL ACTUALLY UNINSTALL ALL OF THE PROGRAM NOT JUST PART OF IT!!! this is the way real software works - the professional way that software you pay for works - please take note!!!!!!!
  20. +1 guys. The ability to sync a folder with multiple file types to an iOS device and then be able to edit/save those files back to the synced folder would transform this great sync app into something that could actually work with ipads/phones - please implement this as soon as possible. I am currently crunching my way through multiple scenarios in an attempt to have my folders on an ipad in a usable form. best option so far is with Microsoft onedrive - they have implemented this (ability to open/save different file types in one folder) quite well, BUT syncing with onedrive does not put your files actually on the ipad - they remain in the ether unless you saveas which defeats the object as I want the files locally on the tablet AND synced. If anyone has an expected (hoped for) delivery date on this functionality that would be great :-)
  21. Thanks GM I am sure the team are busy !
  22. Where is the 'latest desktop build' thread for this 2.0.085 (and later?) version - should it not be pinned to the top of the list like the now unsupported 1.4.111 is ?
  23. This appears to be a straightforward question and I am confused as to why it has not been answered by the company selling the product. I will attempt to do so on their behalf just to put you out of your misery. You CAN use one licence only as long as you 'register' each of the devices in the mesh with the same identity - this would seem logical for you to do with all your companies computers/tablets/phones. Once you start adding your employees devices, again, you CAN add them to the mesh under the same single identity (I would argue that it is a company identity, not a personal one if you are sharing folders for work and so perfectly OK) However, do you really want ALL your staff to see ALL the folders you are sharing on ALL devices (this is the default scenario with V2.0) If this scenario is OK then you will be good to go with one licence. If (like me) you do not want everyone to see all the folders being shared then you will need a licence for EACH and EVERY different device. Its how the software (currently) works, so not something that has a workaround (this is just MY knowledge, someone else may have a fix for this, but I have yet to find it) Hope this helps you with your dilemma 0xDEADCODE
  24. OK Roman, I will give it a try at the weekend again and collect logs - BUT, this was with 1.4.111, NOT 2.0 - are you still working on this version?
  25. +1, but in my case I use free file sync to copy folders across and I was attempting a 100Gb sync. it managed 23Gb in three days, so I also gave up. HOWEVER, I ALSO have 2 very large folders syncing perfectly well with R/W permissions across the ether - and they BOTH synced in about an hour each (165Gb and 135Gb) I have failed to get a three way 'mesh' to work (ever) and fail miserably everytime I attempt to sync one of these large folders to a third PC as R/O for backup, so I am sticking with two way syncs in 1.4.111 for now.