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  1. Hi guys, The Synology version is far from user friendly... requires too much tweaking in the terminal that the average Joe (like me) can't entertain. First, the community install will create a user id below 1024 which is not seen in the DSM UI... (that's the first problem, requires tweaking the passwd file to make the user ID above 1024) btsync:x:100:100:BitTorrent Sync User:/usr/local/btsync/var:/bin/sh Second, it is impossible to use a different folder than /usr/local/btsync/var/BTsync (That's the second problem, this system folder is not seen in the DSM... hence makes it difficult to access the files directly in the Synology) and moreover it is not possible to write elsewhere for example in /volume1/BTsync (BTsync beeing a share folder) nor it is possible to write in /volume1/homes/user_joe/BTsync So what do we need: 1. Install would create a user in the DSM so that the corresponding rights to access files and shares can be managed for this particular user. 2. Possibility to create a specific folder available with /volume1/homes/user01/btsync so that a user can "park" is BTsync stuff within his own user space I am not a Unix guru and I have been trying to make it work this way for a week and could not succeed... What do you think? Thanks for listening! Cheers, SF
  2. Jimmy, Is there a way I could create a btsync user and somehow link it to btsync service? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Thank you Jimmy and hurik I am not a Unix expert so I am really struggling. Jimmy, I have created a shared folder in /volume1: drwxrwxrwx 2 root root 4096 Oct 8 23:12 BTsync_john But damn again when I try to add a sync and ask BTsync to point to /volume1/BTsync_john I get the f$# same message! No right to do so! Hurik I have tried to edit my passwd file but failed miserably. I can't even make a backup copy (just in case) nor use the sudo mode... Sorry but I am close to zero in Unix skills... DiskStationJohn> cp passwd passwd.old cp: can't create 'passwd.old': Permission denied DiskStationJohn> whoami admin DiskStationJohn> sudo cp passwd passwd.old -sh: sudo: not found DiskStationJohn> sudo su -sh: sudo: not found My passwd looks like this: btsync:x:100:100:BitTorrent Sync User:/usr/local/btsync/var:/bin/sh Help much appreciated. John
  4. hi jimmy just went in and checked my /volume1/homes/user1/BTsync folder seems that BTsync is already 777: drwxrwxrwx 2 superfly users 4096 Sep 30 09:16 BTsync but still doesn't work When I paste /volume1/homes/user1/BTsync to add a new folder I have the "Don't have permissions to write to selected folder" error However when I add a shared folder and use the default location it works : /usr/local/btsync/var/BTsync drwxr-sr-x 3 btsync root 4096 Oct 8 02:19 BTsync Obviously BTsync is coded to work on a folder that has quite different rights. What's bugging me is if I use the default path then I can't access my sync'd files from the web UI and the FileStation It would be so much better if I could select a user location instead of /usr/local/btsync/var/BTsync Any thoughts?
  5. I have issues with both versions 1.4.83-8 (updated automatically from 1.3.109-3 which was installed manually). In both cases when I want to add a folder, I want to point to /volume1/homes/userxxx/BTsync, however when in homes I can't navigate any further. When manually typing the path, I am told I "Don't have permissions to write to selected folder" It seems the BTsync app doesn't have the sufficient rights to write or access in homes. Any ideas??? Cheers,