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  1. Thanks. I had posted these questions for a few days and I got no response so I created individualized support tickets. Do you want me to post the answers here so others can learn?
  2. Hi, Everyone, I hope someone can help someone who's kinda' new to this. I know it may sound stupid but I'm a little clueless with networking stuff. I would be very grateful for any assistance. I have two basic questions. One is about predefined hosts and the other is about the use of VPN's with Resilio Sync. Question #1: Is using predefined hosts the safest and fastest method of syncing between two remote computers? It appears that using predefined hosts is the safest method of syncing files between two remote places (let's say my home and my old computer at my parent's home). Is that correct? Also, is using predefined hosts the FASTEST method of syncing my files? It appears not to be the case. Whenever I use the tracker or relay option, syncing seems to be a lot faster. I checked all my firewall and port settings. They seem to be all correctly set up. Are predefined hosts the fastest method? And what common mistakes do people make when they set things up that prevent it from being the fastest connection? Question #2: If I set up a VPN network to connect the computer at my home and the computer at my parent's house so everything acts like they are on the same network, is Resilio Sync necessary? At my parent's house, I had set up a NAS on their network. If I kept all my personal folders and files on the NAS, couldn't I simply access all my files via the VPN network whether I'm at my home or my parent's house? Thanks in advance for any guidance people can give me. I've been toying around with Resilio Sync for a while and I'm not getting the hang out of it.
  3. Say I have a folder labeled Folder 1 on my remote Computer 1. And I synced this folder on a remote NAS to a Folder labeled Folder 1 on a NAS. I only want to sync Folder 1 on my remote Computer 1. However, the remote NAS also syncs with several folders on Computer 2. I don't want Computer 1 to sync with any files on Computer 2. One way is choose Selective Sync on Computer 1 for all the Computer 2 placeholders folders that show up on Computer 1's Resilio Sync Folder Section. Similarly, I would need to do the same exact thing when all of Computer 1 placeholder folders that show up on Computer 2's Resilio Sync Folder Section from Computer 1. But I hate all those placefolder folders on my computers. So, if I simply just disconnect Computer 1, it won't receive any folders in its destination folder, right? However, it will still continue to sync the folder shared between Computer 1 and Folder 1, right?
  4. This is an old post but I think this would be a better solution. Just use Resilio Sync as usual without worrying about the Archive. It's another worry in your busy life. But also just use a backup utility program which you probably are using anyway, right? You probably backup every day and keep the last 7 days, right? What you're looking for probably doesn't exist because it would take human-level AI (maybe not that advanced but a lot of conditions). Sync as usual only when very special situations arise.
  5. I don't remember exactly what happened but I was trying to create a copy of a folder (called Original) on a remote desktop to my NAS (folder called Original was created) by syncing the two devices, I unlinked the devices before they were fully synced I think. Then I linked the devices again. But instead of those two Original folders syncing, on my remote desktop, a new folder was created called Original (1). What should I do in this situation. It was a very large folder. 1. What usually happens in a situation like this? It seems like I'm missing some files in all the folders. In other words, some files which are in the Nas's folder called Original are in the remote desktop folder called Original and some files are in Original (1). But mostly my NAS's Original folder matches with the remote desktop's folder called Original (1). The remote desktop's Original and Original (1) are not the same. Desktop Original seems to have the smaller, older files. 2. Second, how do I rename the folder on my remote desktop from Original (1) back to Original? I was going to just move all the files that are missing in Original (1) from Original, and then erase the folder called Original and rename Original (1) to Original. Do I then unlink the devices again and then try to sync with the folder called now called Original? I know this is really confusing but I'm assuming this happened to a lot of you guys out there. How did you deal with it when you've got folders with like 100,000 files?
  6. What is the difference between a peer and a device? It appears to me that a device is a desktop, laptop, smartphone, etc. But isn't that what a peer is as well? A peer seems to be the owner of the device attached to this P2P network. So you can be the peer to the computer at work and you can be the peer at the computer at home. So, when you connect them, there are two devices and two peers? Won't they always be the same? I've actually searched the forums and the internet for this question but I couldn't find anything. I guess the question is so simple that nobody even has asked this. What is the difference between a peer and a device?