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  1. Ok so this is my desired use case: I have a ~600GB folder of music tracked by my btsync desktop (potentially fully by another server but not yet at this time) What I would like to do, is be able to selectively dowload or remove portions (~40 GB or so) of this music to my ext sdcard on my Galaxy S4 depending on my whims of what I feel like listening to at the time. I've created a read only sync from the device, disabled autosync, and it appears that I can accomplish this basically. I'm trying to understand why exactly ALL of the folders are copied over to device (and displayed in the ON DEVICE tab). This is a complete headache to manage, because there is no way to tell which folders' files are actually copied to the device unless you just remember or browse down into each folder. I have well over 8000 folders + sub folders, so this is completely untenable. I desire for simply all folders to be shown only in the ALL FILES tab, and the ON DEVICE tab to only show folders that contain files that are... actually on the device. I honestly consider this to be a bug because I can't think of a rationale why you would want 1000s of empty unsynced folders copied to your device. Additional desired features in the android app that aren't nearly as critical at this time, but would be great down the road: 1. The ability to track exactly which sub folders are synced to my phone, and add/remove it remotely from the web client. Perhaps this is already possible in the windows/mac client, I don't know, but it is not currently in the linux web client which I am using. Obviously this could be done by instead just choosing which folders to sync, but this is very cumbersome, requires you to copy a secret or scan a QR for each and every album, and would not allow you to manage it from the device client itself. 2. The ability to search and filter the cached file/folder list from the android app. Filters would also allow me to say, filter out all album folders that have the year "2008" in their name and select just those to sync, or sync all folders from the 70s by querying "197*". Or jump quickly from say "Fugazi" to "T. Rex" without scrolling down a few thousand folders. wildcard character support in the search would be nice too... 3. Multi-select in the android app - An android standard nowadays, long press to start multiselect, select a bunch of folders, and then sync them all to the device in one action. Delete them in the same manner from the on device tab. All and all I think btsync has tons of potential, but it may be a bit premature for anything other than full backups of folders from server to server imo.
  2. Hi, Is there a way to interact with BTSync on Android? Aside from installing the normal BTSync on Android as described here I'd like to be able to add new keys from within another application. Update: Sorry, just remembered I had already asked this, and there is no way to delete the old post. Anyway, never got an answer so...
  3. I tried it several times now with different versions (since several months): I would like to sync my notebook to remote BTSync instances via the portable hotspot of an Android phone. This simply does not work. BTSync on the notebook doesn't even see the other nodes/devices. Any ideas?
  4. Generally speaking, the Android app is pretty reliable, and I've only experienced problems intermittently. The PostDownload problem is discussed in another thread, but another problem that also crops up maybe once a week is the sudden, inexplicable loss of sync. No clue how to troubleshoot it, but after some months of experience, it seems to only ever lose sync when changing networks. Most times, changing networks isn't a problem, so being intermittent makes it difficult to guess what's going wrong. For example, I move from my 3G data plan back to home WiFi LAN, and now I think even when staying on 3G moving from one area of the city to another. All my other devices stay in sync, including my laptop that travels with me, sometimes tethering to 3G, sometimes logging into various WiFi networks. The fix is usually to open the BitTorrent Sync app, and then it will start to sync. At those times, all the folders first say "0 devices online." When I open the app while there's no problem, it will often say "n devices online" even though I have auto-sleep on, as if to indicate sync isn't lost. But other times, it will still say "0 devices online" although sync isn't lost. I really don't know any other way to get feedback from the app as to its status. But as far as I can tell, whenever I discover sync has been lost, my S4 has recently moved networks. My Note 2 is my backup, and it hasn't left my home WiFi in months, and has never lost sync. Maybe other people have observed the same pattern associated with changing networks. Also, any suggestions how to prevent losing sync are welcome. My current solution is to turn off my S4's WiFi, and use 3G even at home.
  5. Hi On my Android device, I shared the TitaniumBackup folder as a "backup" folder (3rd tab in the app). I added this shared folder on my PC and waited, until all files were there. Then, on the PC, I removed the files in the folder. The web interface thus shows: 0 B in 0 files Correct. Now ­— how would I "re-sync" that folder, so that the PC (a Linux system) gets those now missing files again? Granted, in that specific case, it would be easy to delete the shared folder from the PCs config, as I removed all files. But suppose there were 815 files and 42 were removed… How to do? Thanks, Alexander
  6. Since starting to use the BitTorrent Sync app with large amounts of files--15GB and 20,000 files is a lot for Android--my phone periodically goes into 4-5 hours long episodes of 30-40% CPU usage. This wipes out the battery far faster than an S4 should normally perform. I've determined that it's due to Android's Media Server running overtime. I've seen people reporting this unfortunate activity from Media Server as inevitable when you have lots of files, but that placing a ".nomedia" file in a directory will make Media Server ignore everything under that file hierarchy. I've done this with all my BitTorrent Sync folders, but I still get periodic, out-of-control episodes of Media Server battery hogging. They seem to always correspond to times when I've made lots of file changes, so that Media Server would have a lot to do if it was not properly ignoring the trees from a ".nomedia" file on down. In that case, it seems like the .nomedia directive has less than a full effect. I was wondering about other people's Android battery experiences. It's certainly not the fault of the BitTorrent Sync process itself, as that has been thoroughly investigated, and I'm using its sleep function. So this is really an Android question, but I'm more likely to find Android users of BitTorrent Sync here than BitTorrent Sync users at the thread I started at xda. I'm a little concerned, though, that the number of Android users here is so small that the problem becomes intractable when it comes to treating your Android/BTSync config like a regular computer to the degree that phone users are forced to implement syncing on limited sets of files. Any suggestions and insights on efficient use of BTSync on phones in general would be welcome, including iPhone. I mean, I'd seriously entertain switching to iPhone if I could keep all my stuff in sync and still regularly get a full day's use out of my phone's battery.
  7. I'm wondering if it is possible (or will be) to control BTSync running on Android from other applications running on the same machine. Now this might sound weird if you're thinking of Android as a pure mobile OS, but we actually use Android as embedded device solutions (as opposed to using Linux based solutions on top of a Raspberry for example). If we have a few hundred devices in a network running one of our applications we could then have the central server tell that application to let btsync register a new secret key. So basically configure content distribution remotely.
  8. Hi there, I have what I think is a pretty common use case: I'd like to use Sync to automatically xfer screenshots I take on Android to my desktop. The config is working, in that the screenshots do get to the computer (so secrets are set up right, folder paths are correct). However, when I take a new screenshot, it just doesn't sync. The device appears as connected, but... nothing happens. It looks like the change just isn't detected in the Android Sync app, even though there is a new file in the folder it is supposed to be watching. This is not after the "sleep period" - it's a screenshot I made maybe 3 minutes after the initial transfer of all existing files from that folder was completed. And i checked with a file manager and can confirm that there is indeed a new screesnhot in the folder. Any tips or ideas on how to debug this? Basically I just need it to work reliably - every time I take a screenshot on the phone, it should pop up in my computer instantly (same LAN so should be fast). Thank you for any help!
  9. As the title says, will there be the "predefined host" option for the mobile (android) version or did I just missed it?
  10. Two desktops and two mobiles are in one LAN network. Two mobile phone,one is android 4.1.1 and the other is android 4.2.2. I pair these two mobiles with my win7 desktop,but in the sync tab of mobiles,it always prompt 0 device online. I try to use BTsync in two desktops,it works well. And also i use send function with two mobiles,it works well too. The problem is the connection between mobile and desktop.It can't find each other. Any body can help me? Many thanks!
  11. Just discovering BitTorrent Sync and I am delighted. Really great work! With the Android App and autosync disabled, I can see all the files in the sync folder. Files will be copied to the device when clicked and will appear in the device tab. A tick mark will appear in the all files tab. That is great because you will normally not want all your sync folder copied to your (reduced storage) mobile device. My question is: how can I remove the file from the device but keep it in the sync folder? That is, how I get back to the point when I see the file in the "all files" tab but it is not in the "in device" tab? If I delete the file from the device using a file manager it will get synced and deleted from the sync folder as well. I suggest the following additional functionality to the Android App: 1. Multiple selection capabilities in "device" and "all files" tabs, through long tapping for example. 2. In all files tab, options to dowload (already present for all files in the folder), delete and ignore a file or folder (ignored files/folders will not be synced even if autosync is enabled. Ignored files/folders are tagged with a distinctive icon). When files/folders are ignored and a local copy exists, ask the user if he/she wants to delete the local copies. 3. In device tab (and all files tab if file is also in the device), additional option "delete from device only" that will remove the selected files/folders from the device but not from the sync folder. Again, thanks for this great application. jorge.
  12. Currently the android version of btsync has facility to share a single file by just selecting the file and scanning the qr code generated. The issue with this facility is that the files can only be shared with people who are in close proximity, basically people who are in range of bluetooth or NFC. btsync can do much better if the text hash is copied to the clipboard so that the hash can be sent over SMS / chat / email and thus enable sharing files with someone who is geographically at a distant location and not within field of view or with devices that do not have a camera.
  13. HI, My intent to build kind a Dropbox copy based BTSync functionality so all new photo from mobive devices will copying to sync folder on home desktop. So far it works fine except one moment. If old photos are removed from mobile they moved on .SyncArchive folder automatically. I setup sync folder on desktop and all photos from android mobile devices are backup to that desktop folder. The issue how to make desktop client not to move photos that were removed on mobile device to .SyncArchive folder. Sometimes I have to clean place on mobile device for new photos )). But I want that all photos stay in desktop backup folder.
  14. The BitTorrent Sync QR Code scanning on my Galaxy Note 2 worked fine but ever since I switched my phone to Galaxy Note 3, it doesn't work. I had to copy and paste the secret code between devices using Evernote. Please fix this!
  15. Hi I really like this app, and the futures this program gives to the computers and phones together.. But, for a fully charged S4, i uses 30% of my battery when it is in auto start up and auto sync. WiFi an cellular. Normal usage etc, it just falls about 6%. This is in an time period of 3 hours. Is this something that can be fixed? Petter
  16. I've read the user guide and looked through the forums, but no one seems to have addressed my question. Is it possible to make bitTorrent Sync (on Android) only sync if on a wifi network? If I send large files to my phone, I don't want it killing my data plan. Thanks for any feedback you might have.
  17. Although BitTorrentSync don't limit file size, but when synced between my ubuntu computer and my android's phone, a file that is 7.2G don't sync. what's wrong? why? 虽然BitTorrentSync没有文件大小限制,但是在我的Ubuntu电脑和安卓手机同步时,一个7.2G大小的文件不能同步。这是为什么?是哪里的问题?
  18. Hi, Are there any plans to release BTSync as an Android library? Or even as an ARM C library so I can integrate it with JNI? What API will be available? Will this allow me to write an Android app that can use BTsync? Or, maybe, can I control the BTSync app using broadcasts? Thanks
  19. Hi everyone , I'm trying to transfer some photos from my phone to my tablet setup : phone : nexus S , Cyanogen Mod 10.1 , btsync 1.1.38 tablet : nexus 7 2012 , stock android 4.3 , btsync 1.1.38 i configure my client as portable wi-fi hotspot , to transfer files without relying on the othel flacky wi-fi connection , and to be able to transfer files also when outside. i configure the phone as a mobile wi-fi hotspot , connect the tablet to the AP created by the phone (and the tethering works well , i can navigate through the tablet using the phone mobile connection ) , then i try to send files from the phone to the tablet. i scan the qr from the tablet and it hangs with the "connecting" wheel if i connect both to any external wi-fi it works. does anyone has any idea ? thank you Andrea
  20. The Android app seems to have some issues on my Android phone (HTC One with 4.2.2). It synchronized my test folder OK, but when I tried to exit it it failed to do so (it was just spinning the spinner) and it had to be forcibly killed. At the same time it also seemed to have lost its configuration. Any ideas?
  21. Hi, When adding a folder on Android, even if the auto-sync is not activated all the remote folders are created on the local test system . This makes it messy and hard to find out what I have available locally. Is it just me? Would it be possible than only the folder containing sync'd data get created?
  22. One of my Androids (Note 2) maintains automatic (LAN) sync on a small (60MB, 60 files) folder, but never completes automatic sync with either of two other 10GB folders. My other one (S4), which has an overall similar setup, automatic syncs fine (3G), as do my Windows devices. I don't see any errors, and there is still plenty of room left on the SD Card, but the app just eventually idles with no up/down activity. I've tried restarting the app and rebooting the phone. From a Windows client's "Devices" tab, I can see that the device is stuck with 2.1GB still to upload on one folder and 400MB on the other. In the "History" tab, it reports "Finished syncing with Note 2." On the device itself, I've located some files that it sees in "All Files," but hasn't downloaded. I can download those files manually, no problem. I can't find a pattern to the stuff that remains to be synced, so I couldn't simply complete syncing manually. Any ideas? EDIT: As far as I can tell, all of the undownloaded files come from one subtree that mostly contains pdf files. Possibly there are other files in other places, too, but that one 7.75GB subtree is 2.05GB short of full sync, so apparently accounts for all of the 2.1GB shortfall. EDIT: I deleted everything from the phone and started syncing from scratch. The phone stops downloading with 59.3MB remaining out of 4.55GB. That's 3583/3584 folders and 12163/14374 files according to the file mangers' stats, though I haven't been able to determine yet which subfolder has failed to automatic sync. I try pause and resume on that folder, restarting the app, and rebooting the phone, but it just won't continue dowloading at all. Apparently sync and everything still works, it's just that the automatic sync never fully downloads.
  23. Hey there folks As the whole dropbox-alternative thing got interesting for me with the kickstartet initiative "plug" I got curious about this solution - and it looks really promising, but also does not seem to work for me from here. I created two Sync Folders on my Windows 7 PC, one with two files directly in it (a gif and a txt), one empty. I connected both to my android phone (Huawei Ascend G300) via Connect Mobile which seemed to work surprisingly well. Ah, I forgot to mention that I created a new empty folder on my mobile for sychronization with the partially filled folder and for the empty one on the PC I chose my phones DCIM folder for instant photo synchronization. However, nothing seems to synchronize. The app keeps telling me, that "0 devices are online". --- Could it be, that there is something in my company's network that blocks anything trying to use any bittorrent'ish protocols? //end noobspeak I will give it another try at home this evening then.
  24. Hi, I just wanted to install the android app on my Samsung Galaxy S3 via the Playstore, but Playstore says that it's not compatible with my phone. Currently, Bittorrent Sync 1.1.27 is on the playstore. Why is it marked incompatible with the S3? And is there any reliable/secure place where I can download the most recent apk 1.1.48 or newer (maybe with hash info etc) manually to see what's not working on the S3? Regards, Martin
  25. Hello, It may be a good thing to allow Sync to start on device boot - I didn't see this option in the configuration, though it may be nice to have it up n'running once the phone/tablet is started. Also, it may be really usefull to have the possibility to add the known_hosts configuration to the shares on the app. In my case, I'm wanting to not use the standard trackers, meaning I'm using DHT… and my phone has some problems finding the source for the sync-ed data… Would it be possible to add such features in a near future? Any roadmap/timeline? Thanks a lot! Cheers, C.