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  1. by "Sync Profile" I just mean a folder that is set up to sync. I just tried a simple experiment and on my computer I have a Music folder set up to sync. I just clicked add folder and selected a sub-folder of Music and it let me add it to the list of folders including adding it as R/Only
  2. If nested folders are treated as separate folders then why couldn't I just set up different sync profiles for the same folder? If I had main documents folder synced between my laptop, server, and other servers and then wanted the photos and music sub directories of that folder to sync to my phone why couldn't I just set up a sync profile on my laptop of the music folder and share it to the mobile?
  3. I guess what I'm asking is somewhat related to a different thread I started but I felt that they were distinct enough questions to warrant a thread of their own. I recognize that RAID is not a back up solution but an availability and redundancy provider. It appears as if Sync falls into this same category. If I'm syncing two locations I feel that is a decent level of redundancy... But I guess it comes down to how reliable the redundancy is. Eazq. Thank you for that reply. That's what I was getting at. If BtSync behaves as a geographically distributed Redundancy array (of independent machines) Then is having a second redundant array really necessary unless I truly needed to achieve a 100% uptime by having local redundancy.
  4. I don't mean 'trust' as in security. I'm confident that it is secure enough for my needs. I mean trust as in reliability. I'm not thinking in terms of a backup solution per se but rather a way to ensure that my collection of files is locally accessible between 2 or 3 different remote sites. This said collection of files will be backed up from one of the remote sites with a second service. Most likely Crash Plan or similar. I am aware of the beta designation and that is why I was asking. I see a lot of people using sync for production situations but also see reports of sync doing things like syncing an older file over the top of a newer file etc. I will have incremental backups of my files but I'm more concerned with not noticing that sync has messed up the sync of a file until a significant amount of time has passed therefore making the retrieval of the correct version difficult to impossible depending on how much time had elapsed.
  5. As I've been browsing the forums I've found some references to sync doing strange things like restoring deleted files, syncing older files over the top of newer files, or other undesirables. So how good are the syncing algorithms? My question is simple: Would you trust Sync with all of your files?
  6. I've been very interested in and planning on using BitTorrent Sync to keep my family files synced between our different households. Here is my previous setup. Central Linux File server with 2 HDDs in RAID 1. I've been using that setup for a number of years now. Starting with the day when I thought that RAID was a backup solution. I am now aware that it is not a good backup solution (at least by its self) Planned setup: Primary server at Location #1 with RAID 1 mirroring (Linux)Secondary 'Server' at Location #2 with a single WD Red drive. Basically a 24/7 workstation (Win 7)Tertiary 'Server' at Location #3. Essentially a low powered NAS device at that location. Investigating a RaspberryPi. This location is planned for but not guaranteed at this point. Those three nodes will sync all the data. There will be several other nodes (laptops, other workstations, smart phones) that have separate sync profiles to sync only a subset of the files (Just pictures or music, or a folder specific to an individual (family member). Main question: If I'm syncing this between three (+) nodes how important is it to have RAID on the primary server? Other question: Is there any problem with my sync strategy? Ie. All data synced between three nodes and then smaller sync profiles to sync specific sub directories with "second level" nodes like laptops or phones? Possible case for sync conflict? Hypothetical: Location #1 which houses the primary server also has User #1 which has a laptop and smart phone. User #1 wants his Music files to sync to his laptop, phone, and server network but doesn't want all the pictures on his laptop or phone due to obvious storage space limitations. There is already a profile on the Primary Server to sync the root directory of the data drive but he sets up a second profile to share the Music directory (sub folder of the Root profile) to share it to his Laptop and Phone. Will any issue arise? PS. I'm aware that just as RAID isn't a backup solution on it's own neither is BitTorrent sync. A corrupted or deleted file (be it by a virus or user it doesn't matter) will propagate across all nodes as well. Just at a slower speed than RAID. So unless an error was detected quickly enough to take a node offline it would still sync. I will be using a second service (such as Crashplan or similar) to make a regular incremental backup from one of the 3 main nodes to a second HDD in one of the other three nodes so that there is a true offsite backup of the data.