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  1. "We're a TV station, not a data analysis service - it's not our problem if that DVD with a commercial you sent in was broken in half; we'll just emit 10 seconds of white noise and charge you the normal screen time rate, even though we could have you provide another media." It's the approach you're presenting. Sure, a sync program is a sync program, but it's not uncommon at all for programs to interface with each other for a combined purpose.

    1. It's not at all likely the remote location has ransomware too if it's on a different platform or hosting service altogether. 

    2. Is it practical to have my ENTIRE file collection in the archive folder? I have yet to use Resilio, so you'll have to judge for me.

    3. Don't like a feature? Turn it off. Don't like confirmation messages popping up? Turn them off. "Thanks for asking, but I am, in fact, updating large numbers of files right now. Stop asking for, say, a day."

    Nothing's wrong with using an AV scanner, that's a ridiculous question. Not all viruses and ransomware get detected quickly enough for everyone to get their AV databases updated. Pretty much everyone's running Windows Defender now, and look, ransomware attacks spread like wildfire anyway. So apparently not all AV packages are equal.

    Then there's the accidental deletion, of course, with no malware involved. Oops, I pressed the wrong button, and the program I was using adopted the approach you outlined yourself: it wasn't built to prevent the user doing damage to their files, so they didn't build any "are you sure?" messages in. Now my files are gone... ah, but they're on my mobile. DOH! Not anymore! STOP! ABORT! Too late.

    So tell me, is it really that absurd to propose some sort of plugin solution (no feature creep) that could prevent or otherwise influence syncing in specific cases?

  2. So i dug deeper into the FAQ and, alas, I see that USB drive sync is out of the question. But... I wonder. Wouldn't it be possible to run two RS instances on one machine, each serving a different copy of the data set, behaving like two separate devices? They could well ignore the fact that they're on the same physical box; each would have a folder and files to take care of, each would see the other as another device to sync with...

  3. It wouldn't seem impossible for Resilio to detect if a file's "magic bytes" changed (by being encrypted)... or when many files in a folder get deleted and they're about to be erased from all the synced locations... Resilio could show a warning in such a case, perhaps, to verify if the user really had just encrypted or deleted half of their files... orrrr maybe not and it's time to mark THESE data as infected and restore them from the "cloud".

  4. I'm looking at Resilio as a solution for a peculiar problem I'm trying to solve. It boils down to two main points:

    1. My data is stored on several devices AND/OR external USB drives. I need to sync not only devices, but HDDs and USB drives. Ideally, it shouldn't matter which of my devices i plug the drives into, for a proper synchronization to happen.

    2. My data size is larger than any of the individual devices and drives - they need to be populated in a clever manner, to ensure that data is stored at least on 2 different devices/drives.

    Ideally, I'd like to be able to know which storage devices a particular file is on, if it's not immediately available, and maybe be warned if a particular newly added file hasn't had time to be distributed into the storage and still exists in only one copy.

    So... Does Resilio offer such features? Or can they somehow be scripted in, as I see there's some automation possible..?