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  1. Hello everyone, I am new here. I originally joined this forum to get help. I am on Linux Mint and I was following this tutorial to install Resilio Sync... Installing Sync package on Linux Well, I am here to tell Linux Mint users not to follow that guide. First of all, the guide was not written for beginners, and secondly, it is flawed. When you reach the part to run the systemctl commands, those commands will fail every time. Why? Because there is no such thing as systemctl on your computer, or at least, that is what will happen to you if you are a Linux Mint user like me. I
  2. On Ubuntu Server 16.04.1 LTS (Xenial Xerus) I've installed Resilio Sync and started by: systemctl enable resilio-sync adjusted the /etc/resilio-sync/config.json file: { "listening_port" : 0, "storage_path" : "/var/lib/resilio-sync/", "pid_file" : "/var/run/resilio-sync/sync.pid", "agree_to_EULA": "yes", "webui" : { "listen" : "0.0.0.0:999", "login" : "xxx", "password_hash" : "xxx" } } restarted the service, and everything works fine, on URL http://196.168.666.666:999/gui. Next, I'm creating a certificate in /etc/resilio-sy
  3. Hi. Today I started getting errors in web interface (linux version, last from your deb repo): Your system was unable to load BitTorrent Sync properly. For information on how to fix this issue, please see the Sync Knowledge Base. Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:48.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/48.0 Reload I used this version of btsync and browser from they last update. On iPhone Safari - same; on Google Chrome - same. Thank you!
  4. Hi, I just solved an issue I had - just wnated to document it in case it's of some use? I had trouble to automatically start Sync under my user on my Fedora 23 laptop at boot. Although I had enabled btsync as systemd service under my user, it did not start up even after I entered my graphical session. In addition I enabled lingering for my user, i.e., to start a user manager for my user at boot and after logout - so that services under my user will survive me logging out... > sudo loginctl enable-linger $USER > systemctl --user enable btsync > systemctl --user start btsy
  5. I have Sync 2.3.8 running on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (64 bit), backing up files from my Android phone to an external hard drive (file system is NTFS). Only 2 directories are being synced, and there are only 500 or so files total. Sync is constantly using 25% or more of my CPU, and if I go to the gui screen both folders constantly show they are indexing. The debug logs are filling up rapidly, and there's 2.4 GB of files in the log directory. It's creating a new sync.log file every six or seven minutes, with hundreds of new lines being created every second. There are also several journal file
  6. Hi, I made one small tweak to my config yesterday and since then, BTSync (latest official Linux version) no longer starts. Systemd kills it immediately, then retries infinitely, failing constantly. The change I made was the download directory for all the folders, from /path/a/b to /path/b. All paths exist and are accessible. The .sync folders are still present (though I did try deleting them all to see if that was causing an issue). Nothing else has changed. I've removed and purged btsync with apt-get, tried a basic config as well as my normal one. I've even tried the standard e
  7. I am running sync on a number of boxes (Ubuntu 14.04), all with the exact same configuration, which you can see here - Recently on one of my laptops, it is asking for a new identity when I visit the webGUI. If I do, it creates a new identity in the storage_path folder where the original .SyncUser is. Is there any way to specify to use the current .SyncUser folder that is in the storage_path folder, rather than try and create a new one?
  8. I am trying to install the latest version of btsyc on a CentOS 6.5 headless server. I cannot reach the WebUI. I configured the webui on port 65000. This is confirmed by the command line reply when I start the service: The service itself is configured to run on port 8888. When I run `lsof -Pnl +M -i4`, I get the following output: btsync 25687 500 9u IPv4 536416051 0t0 TCP *:8888 (LISTEN) btsync 25687 500 10u IPv4 536416052 0t0 UDP *:8888 btsync 25687 500 13u IPv4 536416060 0t0 UDP *:3838 Nothing else seems to be listening
  9. I would like to restore a folder that I accidentally deleted. I can see archived filed in .sync/Archive (several copies of the same file) but I cannot find the option in the GUI to restore these files. This seems to be straightforward on the Mac machine on the other end, but I don't seem to be able to find the option in the dropdown menu in the linux machine where the archived files are located. Is this a missing feature, a configuration problem or just a bug? Is there a way to get around this? Thanks,
  10. Hi BTSync community! The subject explains the issue, let me give some background: sudo systemctl status btsync yields active (running) so this seems to indicate that it is running properly. I previously had set it up with the unofficial repository, but since that is way out of date, at one point in the past I had installed it manually. I could always access the webgui this way. Upon finding out there was the official repository, I installed the official repository on my 14.04 ubuntu server and it synced fine, but I could not access the webgui... I decided I would wai
  11. Hello! Currently we have a setup in which roughly 30 folders are synced over hundred clients. Clients all have read only permissions when as (1) host node has write permissions. We are experiencing high amount of CPU load when all of the peers are connected at the same time. I have received reports of Sync creating thousands of connections. We are assuming the the problems is caused by the connection amount so we have tried to look for max amount of connections setting but in vain. All of these problems occur on 32 bit Linux and in version 2.3.5 but the problem has persisted in all used
  12. Hi all I have been using btsync on my raspberry pi for a while now and have found it to run very well. Lately I changed over to the official repo for the deb packages and at the same time updated btsync and my system. Now I can no longer access the webui and I also when I try to run "sudo dpkg-reconfigure btsync" it just thinks for about 10 seconds then shows a new line in the prompt. Btsync is still running when i check with systemctl and it is syncing with my desktop successfully however I would like to be able to run the configuration and access the webui. Thanks!
  13. When I updated from 2.2 to 2.3 I lost all my settings (login, list of synced folders,etc...) I thought that I misread the update warnings and went ahead and reset my account and all my folders. But now each time I restart my machine, all btsync settings are lost again. This did not occur after the updates of my mac and windows machines. I have updated to the latest 2.3.3 but the problem is the same. I have not changed any file permissions in my sync install folder and they seem to be fine. I am using using linux mint 17 - 64 bit. I have been using btsync since the early beta ver
  14. Hi, I was pleased to see the official Linux packages release last week, but on Debian Jessie (on a Raspberry Pi), the CPU usage is up above 100% and often 150%. It's unusable. Has anyone else seen similar or knows a way around it, or do we have to wait for the Sync team to do a fix? Thanks
  15. Hi, i was wondering why one of my server told me his 100 % rootfs. It is a very light installation of ubuntu server. So i researched the reason and found Btsync as the bad guy. I have 2 other btsync installation and found the same symptom there. The /var/lib/btsync is messing up the rootfs and i got more than 10g there! Why? That's not common in linux to mess up the rootfs with a small programm. I found it on my raspberry as well. There was more than 2,4g antoher installation had 8,5g occupied space by BTsync. So why there are such big db files saved in /var/lib/btsyn
  16. I've an old Atom based NetBook that I'm reprovisioning to use as a BTSYnc 'hub' for home use. I proven the concept by installing Ubuntu 15.10 in a partition alongside the existing Windows XP, but it's quite a heavyweight OS for what I'm doing here. Can anyone suggest the most lightweight linux that I might provision in order to run BTSync ? I'd also like to occupy the entire disk, wiping out XP once & for all. I'm not the most technically capable individual, tending to Google myself each step of the way. Hence, please don't presuppose a high level of competence on my part ! Thanks all.
  17. I want to configure my systems to run btsync from Supervisor - a common process management utility. I'd like to allow Supervisor to take care of daemonizing for me - so that means I need btsync to just run in the foreground. Is there an option that can prevent btsync from detaching from the console and running in the background? Many Linux server programs have a --nodaemon option which forces the app to the forground and makes any problems get logged to stderr/stdout. Can this be done? Sal And I just noticed - btsync does indeed have an undocumented --nodaemon option! :-)
  18. Hello, I just downloaded this nice tool today and synced my data between a Win10 desktop and a Linux Desktop working with Ubuntu 14.04.2. They are both running the latest BitTorrent Sync version as I downloaded it just today. After syncing all my data and comparing it, I noticed that there were missing some files and folders. They all had in common that they started with a number because I like to organize my files by date (like: 2015-10-26-example.txt). The folders not syncing were subfolders of the folder syncing. When I added them manually to Sync, the original folder start
  19. I have a key for a filesync folder: https://link.getsync.com/#f=Base&sz=...&v2.2 I want to share it from my laptop to my server. My server has no GUI (graphical user interface) - Ubuntu command line only. How do I sync the folder to my server without installing a graphical user interface?
  20. I think it could be useful to set a custom selection of columns on the webui (linux) and to keep it in a persistent way until a new configuration is set. Thank you.
  21. Is there some way that I can limit the amount of memory (RAM) used by bittorrent sync (btsync) in Linux (Ubuntu). I am syncing about 500 GB of files from one machine to the Linux machine. However, about 90% of the RAM is being used by btsync during this process (which will take many days). I usually only remote to this Ubuntu computer instead of directly controlling it, and when 90% of the RAM is being used, the computer becomes very unresponsive. Is there some way that I can limit the amount of RAM used by btsync? I would be willing to slow down the sync process if I can limit the RAM.
  22. Hello, I need sync the same folder but in different computers, Is it possible?. Thanks.
  23. I had an old version (1.4) installation running in my ubuntu 14.04 installation. After I got a notification in the web-frontend to upgrade, I downloaded the new 2.0 version of Bittorrent Sync and tried to install it. As the old version was still installed I initially failed to do so. So I removed the Binaries (=the file I installed wtih 1.4), removed the btsync packages I found in the software manager and several hidden folders connected to Bittorrent sync (hope I got all). I could finally install the 2.0 version and start the webgui but seem to have misspelled the password I set up for the we
  24. Hello, I have installed BitTorrent Sync on my LaCie Network Space 2 and it is running nicely. The NS2 uses initng with its '.i' files to manage starting and stopping services (such as ftp, ssh, etc.). Could anyone provide me with guidance as to what the content should be for a btsync.i file? For example, the proftpd.i file is: #!/sbin/itype# This is a i file, used by initng parsed by install_servicedaemon btsync { need = virtual/net sshd/generate_keys; exec daemon = /usr/sbin/proftpd; pid_file = /var/run/proftpd.pid; daemon_stops_badly; forks;}I have a working knowledge of the Linux command
  25. Update: midway through this post I tried running BT Sync as root, group btsync, and it works. I don't like it, but it works. There is some awful permission-hell happening but I hope this helps someone. Hi, I've spent four days trying to resolve this, and I really am stumped. I can't get BTSync to write to a CIFS mount which is in my home directory, and which is used by various other programs and scripts perfectly fine. What's odd is that when creating a new folder in BT Sync's Web Gui, this is created in the CIFS share correctly, but no files can be synced and it displays the error "Don'