Frank Maier

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  1. Resilio runs the Tracker and Relay Servers. If you licences Resilio Connect, you can run your own servers. However, Resilio Sync works without them, too. You don't have to use them, you can disable the use of them. Without tracker servers, you won't be able to find other devices with a dynamic IP however. You can only 'see' the IP of connected devices. You won't be able to see my files or my devices without my key.
  2. The question is not clear for me. Resilio Sync works with normal internet connections, meaning dynamic public IP and NAT for the local LAN. Sync connects to the so called tracker server, to find the peers.
  3. FreeNAS should use ZFS, which should be able to easily handle your files. But maybe you have some folders on a different partition, which uses some other older file system. What file systems are you using on all your devices with all your shares?
  4. You have a very small and old NAS with only 256MB RAM. So practically no free RAM left for additional applications. Yet, Resilio Sync is an application which requires lots of RAM: In my opinion, with less than 1GB free RAM, you won't be happy.
  5. 1) Maybe they have different time stamps. Normally it should work and sync shouldn't transfer all files again. Are you sure it really transfers the files? 2) You might try to use selective sync (you need the Pro version therefore: https://help.resilio.com/hc/en-us/articles/206115384). Or you sync the subfolders instead of the root folder and connect only the recent active folder which only contains some parts.
  6. You could buy just a single pro license and use it on all your machines. It will work as you explained. The drawback: This license is supposed to be used by one individual. All the machines have access to all the files. So if some of those machines belong to other family members, you should buy the family license, purely based on the license. This also allows you to set up a user for your kids, so they can't access your private data. Resilio sync can work, in the local network, independently. However, Sync also uses tracker and relay servers, operated by Resilio, which are useful to sync mobile devices outside the LAN. If you alter a file, it will overwrite this file on all clients. However, first it will move the old file, on each client, to an archive folder and keep the file available for a few weeks.
  7. Disconnect the folder, delete the folder and connect the folder again. Just pausing will break everything.
  8. You cloud also ask in the forum for further help, because it works.
  9. Or don't use SMB but iSCSI instead and let the Clients connect to the Windows Server via SMB instead of to the NAS.
  10. You might want to update to the latest version first, according to the link, you're still using version 2.5
  11. Resilio Sync is re-indexing all files preiodically, in the case of some missed files. If your machine is slow and you have many files, thus it didn't finish after 10 Minutes, then it's busy all the time https://help.resilio.com/hc/en-us/articles/205458185-Setting-how-often-Sync-should-check-for-file-changes- You can change it to maybe 1 hour or more, depending on your personal needs.
  12. It depends on the file count and folder structure: So if you have many files, then better use a proper NAS/Server.
  13. You can select it, at the moment you add the folder to Sync. This means for you, you have to disconnect the standard folder from all devices, and add the folder as Encrypted Folder again: https://www.resilio.com/blog/understanding-the-sync-encrypted-folder
  14. Resilio Sync works in the background and syncs as soon the file got changed. (you save the file and release the lock on the file, that is you close the application with which you edited the file) On one computer (A) you have to start somehow, so you add a folder to Resilio Sync. This folder gets a unique link. On the other computers (B and C) you use this link to connect to this folder. Resilio Sync then downloads all files from A and stores them in the local folder you selected and thus you created a synced folder. There's a link which allows you to only read the files on e.g. B, but changes won't get synced. There's a link which allows you to read the files and also writes (changes) will get synced back to A and C (the link you should use). The safest method is to start by adding a filled folder on PC A. On PC B and C you use the Read Write link and select an empty local folder. The folders will get filled by Resilio Sync with the contents on PC A. If you know that the folders on PC A, B and C are 100% identical, then you can use the filled folders on all three machines, Resilio Sync won't have to transfer the files again in the first initial run. This speeds up the initial connection of the folders. There's a Pro version or Home. This version allows you to create a profile. On PC A, B and C you can set up the same profile. The advantage is, that if you add a new folder on PC A to Resilio Sync, this folder will be available on PC B and C automatically. So you don't have to work with the unique folder link any longer. There are also other additional features, not relevant now. If you don't care about real time synchronisation and you are o.k. with manual initiated syncing every now and then, then you can use FreeFileSync instead.
  15. Sync moves altered or deleted files in the subfolder .sync/Archive https://help.resilio.com/hc/en-us/articles/204754239-Using-Archive-for-file-versioning-and-restoring-deleted-files- So if a thief deletes all files and is connected to 'the network', your files will get moved to the Archive folder and you can restore them. 'The network': Resilio sync works both via your local network but also via internet. It has several methods to establish a connection. One way: Directly in the local network. Therefore both peers must have a direct connection. You should double check that this is the case for you. Just check the transfer speeds if they are higher than your internet connection, everything is fine. Second way: Directly through the internet. PC A is in New York, PC B in Sydney. They establish a direct connection through the internet. This depends on the firewall (router) settings, if this is possible. By default it's often not the case. Third way: Indirectly through a relay server. PC A connects to the Relay server via internet and sends the files to this server. PC B also connect to the relay server and receives the files from there. That's a way to circumvent closed firewalls (the normal case). if you only sync in your local network, you can disable the use of the relay server. If your local network is configured properly it should still work: https://help.resilio.com/hc/en-us/articles/204754779-What-is-a-Relay-Server- How does Resilio Sync know what peers exist? Using a tracking server. You can tell Resilio Sync to not use a tracking server, but then you have to manually tell resilio sync the address of the other peers by specifying the predefined hosts (the local IP of the other computer) https://help.resilio.com/hc/en-us/articles/205458125-Folder-Preferences
  16. I don't understand what you intend to do. Because in the end you don't want to share 2 differen folders, but a single one, which is identical on both computers. Resilio Sync does not open the files and inspects what was changed. If you edit an jpg image on Computer A and Computer B at the same time, how should Resilio Sync know how to combine those two files and don't create a huge mess. That does not work! Never, nowhere! The 'before syncing' is not practical. Resilio Sync does sync the whole time. So you have one folder, which is both on PC A and PC B and is identical! That's why it's one folder, not two! You edit some files in it on PC A, the changes will get synced to B. You edit the file on B, the changes will get synced to A. You edit the same file on both at the same time, the file with the latest time stamp will get synced, so the changes on one of these computers will be lost. You edit file a) on PC A, file b) on PC B and save it, then file a) will get synced to PC B and file b) will get synced to PC A, all changes are synced. If you want to work on a single document, at the same time, on two computers, then you have to use a collaborative software. For text documents, spreadsheets, ... you could use Collabora Online, which is LibreOffice in a browser. But you can't do this with every file type and you can't do this with normal software. The software has to run on some kind of server and has to have the ability built-in. Edit: If you want to keep a folder on PC A and a folder on PC B in sync in the future, but right now they have different contents, then use something like FreeFileSync to get them in sync and afterwards use Resilio Sync for future live syncing.
  17. https://help.resilio.com/hc/en-us/articles/205506699-Quick-guide-to-syncing
  18. https://help.resilio.com/hc/en-us/articles/205506699-Quick-guide-to-syncing In short: Add a folder to Resilio Sync on PC A. Copy the Read and Write link and add the folder on PC B using this link ("Enter a key or link").
  19. You should set your NAS to disconnected mode in Resilio Sync, so it doesn't connect newly added folders automatically. That way you can easily define the path of each connected folder later. If you set it to connected, Resilio Sync will automatically connect new folders and store them in the default directory. Then you have to manually disconnect each folder, remove the already synced files and connect it again, sepcifying a custom directory. You have to add the folders on your smartphone as backup. Then go to the NAS and connect the folders. That's it.
  20. If they are in the same wifi, yes. There's even a setting to limit sync to wifi only, so it doesn't consume any mobile data.
  21. The problem was, that Resilio wasn't able to show which files are stuck, as I wrote in my first post in this thread. That's fixed now. As I said, only part of it was fixed, as I still have stuck files. However, I didn't had time to collect the logs again, so I wasn't able to report the issue to them But in my experience does the support work, but they need input. It's time consuming for myself, and once I find time, I'll try to report it in detail to them again. So far I don't have the time. But even for me, it's odd, that they still haven't fixed the problem yet. It's odd that they don't seem to have these issues. I also notice that mainly one laptop produces these problematic files which can't get synced. I suspect it's related to having the file locked for several days, with maybe some standby of Windows, but I don't know for sure.
  22. Requires the receiver to install Resilio Sync first. The link doesn't work without the app!
  23. Yes https://help.resilio.com/hc/en-us/articles/207491426-Setting-Delay-Time-For-Syncing