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Everything posted by fdbryant3

  1. Add a test file to the folder in question and see what happens when you do things with it.
  2. Well ideally you would have set one of the other computers as owner before the computer was formatted. Since that wasn't the case my guess would be to delete the share on all computers and then reshare the folder. Assuming you want to use B and C to restore A I would set B up as the Owner along with A and change permissions later.
  3. As a technical point there is no reason that you can't use BTSync in the same manner as you are using Dropbox. Granted Dropbox et al are an easier solution (especially if your on PC with restricted access) but it is doable with BTSync probably moreso with 2.0.
  4. I'm going to say because most people know what Dropbox is and virtually no one has heard of ViceVersa Pro but hey you may have won them a sale or two.
  5. Use the read-only flag if you don't want the files removed from the location on the Linux box. I use Dropit so I am most familiar with it. How are you setting up your action rules? Because if you set your rule like this Watch: D:\AppCache\Sync\Complete Rule: *.mp3/.bts (not knowing the file types I'm just using it as an example) Action: Move Destination: D:\Complete\%subdir% In my testing that should result in the following: D:\AppCache\Sync\Complete\Folder1 with 0 files D:\Complete\Folder1 with all files and subfolders Note that I am moving the files but not the folders themselves wi
  6. For what it is worth there are a number of bittorrent clients available that completely free (both of cost and ads). A little Googling will help you out.
  7. You would have to connect the hard drive to another computer on the LAN but yes you could do the sync that way. Alternatively you might want to look into a sync tool like SyncToy which can actually sync files across hard drives on the same PC.
  8. Alternatively, if you are happy with 1.4 - stick with 1.4
  9. First I am reiterating the argument others are making as to why they do not think that Sync does not deserve subscription pricing second. No one says that Sync has no infrastructure however that infrastructure is minimal compared to Dropbox and the heavy part of the infrastructure requirements (things like hard drives, computers, and bandwidth) are actually placed the use. Third the tracker, relay servers, and even DHT are more for making things easier for the user - Sync though can function without them, although you will have to do more of you own configuration Really, you can't see t
  10. Well if you want to know why people are moving to other platforms you have to look at the reasons: 1) Subscription plan - most people don't object to paying for Sync but they do object to paying for a subscription for a couple reasons. First off because 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. There is also a independence factor. Many people like Sync because unlike say Dropbox if Bitorrent being a company then the program keeps working. Now tha
  11. Well, one would hope - that if that day does come that they would do the right thing and flip the bit in a final update so it can continue operating without the subscription. Of course there is no guarantee of that.
  12. It currently isn't that hard to find. The link is in the first pinned post on a link which leads to http://syncapp.bittorrent.com/1.4.111/. I do advise grabbing and archiving for your own purposes.
  13. Well we won't know for another 27 days or so when the trial periods start expiring. Beyond that I would bet that majority of people are single licenses running looking to run their own sync solution, which can make the 10 folder a limit regardless..
  14. Being open source isn't the issue, the question is does it work well enough to be a replacement.
  15. Well it is already known I am not happy with 2.0 upgrade because of the 10 folder limit (and to a lesser degree the subscription model). The only redeeming thing about it was - well at least I can stick with 1.4 and it will continue to work just as it has been (you one of those selling points used early on to convince people to give Sync a chance). Except - I just realized that my Android was automatically upgraded to 2.0. I understand this has to do with the way that Play store works but now I don't know how it is going to work with my setup. So, I took a deep breath and launched it. We
  16. You know what, I am going to concede an error saying they are the same product. They are different products designed for solving the problem - synchronizing data on multiple devices across a LAN or Internet. So while they are 2 different products they acheive the same goal. If you disagree with this - they why is everyone comparing it to Dropbox. If Dropbox isn't their competitor than who is? Everyone keeps pointing out that Dropbox has a higher overhead that drives their subscription cost. This is true to a the tune $120/yr. Sync is only $40/yr. So if Dropbox and Sync solve the sam
  17. Get a friend or family member to let you hook up a computer (or NAS, or Raspberry PI, or even just trade space) to there network with BTSync set up - wahlah, if your house burns down, your data is safe. Don't have any friends/family willing to help you out - well you a lease a Vitrual Private Server running Linux or Windows for a lot less than Dropbox. Whether you want BTSync to be Dropbox or not the fact is they are the same product. They are both for sync'ing data among multiple devices across your network or the Internet. They are different in how they accomplish this but they are the
  18. And that is what your subscription is paying for. The whole hosted/cloud based thing is just a red herring for those to providers to make the easier sell to justify being a subscription. Here is the thing though - nobody goes to Dropbox because they want cloud-based storage (okay, maybe some do but honestly if that is your only reason then there are cheaper solutions). The reason you go to Dropbox is because you want to be able to sync and share your files across the Internet. The cloud storage angle is just a benefit of the method they have chose to provide that service. That is what y
  19. Your are right they have less overhead cost. That doesn't mean they have no cost. Lets look at the cost comparison though. As far as I can make out looking at the website for Dropbox you get 2GB of storage (which means you can't sync any more than 2gb of data via Dropbx) for free and then you pay $9.99/mo ($120/yr) for 1TB of storage that you can sync across devices. With Sync the actual amount that you can sync doesn't matter - I can sync 1TB for free if I want. Now granted that is presuming I keep my files in one of 10 sync'd folders. If that doesn't work for me then I can pay $40/yr
  20. Those are fair reasons for not paying the subscription. I am mostly address the "its my hardware, my electricity, my bandwidth" arguement. The fact of the matter is that it is their software that you are licensing. Currently there is no free alternatives after a certain point. Once you reach that point there is only two real options (for most people) - pay somebody for their software, or don't sync your data. Once you reach that point - the whole "my" argument is irrelevant (or at least should be). The only thing that is relevant is who can offer you the best product at the lowest price.
  21. Question - just for a moment, lets pretend that Sync operating as it does and Dropbox operating as it does were free across the board. Which would you choose and why?
  22. Actually I am interested in how identies work in general and allow you to remain anonymous and independent of Bitorrent, Inc. Since this is a key selling point of Sync.
  23. Using the software they developed and are licensing to you to sync your data. Without it the rest is irrelevant.