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  1. Hi guys! I would like to propose a feature: At the moment when i re-save a file in word, it overwrites the file and start synchronizing it to my other devices. There, the old version of the file gets moved to the Sync-archive folder and the new file takes its place. Now i would like the same thing to happen on the first machine, so that when i mistakenly overwrite a file, i don't have to go and get the original file at one of the secondary devices in the network. I can't imagine that's a though feature since it's already doing it for updated files that come from an other machine. Thank you guys and big thanks for an awesome product!
  2. Four of 5 peers are on OS X 10.9.4. The Linux peer is a VPS running Ubuntu 14.04 x86 LTS - BTSync was installed using tuxpoldo's unofficial server packages. All peers sync 2 folders, selected peers sync 2 additional folders, the Linux peer syncs all folders. BTSync version is 1.3.106. I noticed today in the device list on the Mac clients that they want to send the entire contents of 2 folders to the Linux peer (43,201 files in one, 391 files in the other). Of course, the entire contents of both folders have not changed. At the same time, the upload and download speed indicators remain at 0.0 kB/s. I've tried restarting the Linux peer and quitting and reopening BTSync on one of the Macs, but nothing changed. I don't see any !sync files in any of the folders.
  3. I want to use BitTorrent Sync for a company I'm starting up. We are an indie game development company and are looking for a solution to sync our media files such as textures, audio and videos without clogging up the repository with unnecessary files. I was wondering what the rules are for development in an independent company.
  4. I have a sync set between the My Music folder on my PC and another folder on my Android's MicroSD Card (all the way into the application's directory, because Google is dumb and won't let me sync a folder further anywhere else on the card). For some reason, the Android folder includes pictures (I'm guessing cover art). The same pictures aren't present on the PC (not hidden either), so I'm guessing they're embedded on the audio files. Is it normal for Sync to copy those pictures over to the Android? Thank you.
  5. Can someone please explain to me why when a folder gets over 100GB BTSync seems to just stall out? Ive tried to set this up many ways and now I have a the secret setup on the remote computer as a read only folder I am looking at the sync queue and its telling me its "syncing 2,061 files" yet is just sits there. Secret setup on MAC OSX Read only folder located on Win Server 2008 R2 Please help before I abandon BTSync.
  6. Good evening, here is my simple question: is it possible to write in SyncIgnore a rule that excludes contents basing on their creation or modification date? I've a server (RasPi) with a folder containing a big number of files, I want to set up a bidirectional sync of this folder with one device (a MacBook Pro), and also a simple unidirectional push to another device (an iPad). On this latest device I want to have only the files created or changed in the last X days, so that if I delete from the iPad one of this files on the X+1 day I want to keep it on the server and don't want btsync to recreate it on the iPad.
  7. Hi All, I've installed BitTorrent Sync on my android device (tremendous project by the way) ! Now I would like to add a sync folder to the sync service without using the app GUI. I've tried copying ".SyncID" file (i assume it contains the secret, right ?) to the folder on the storage and added the folder path in the "/data/data/com.bittorrent.sync/shared_prefs/com.bittorrent.sync_preferences.xml" file but the folder is not detected as a sync folder when i launch the app. Is there a way for me to achieve this without using the API ? Opening to auxiliary questions : - Is the API designed to work with the Android Client ? How to interact with it ? - Can i add sync folder using the API ? Thanks !
  8. Is this possible??? SCENARIO: I would like to sync my files to PC A which is currently syncing with PC B but i don't want PC A file to sync to me. I would like to sync my files to the same folder where PC A and B are syncing. Is that possible? I hope im making sense Thanks
  9. I've just started using BT Sync and loving it. I have 3 iPhoto libraries distributed across 3 macs, it would be great if they were all in sync… Does BT Sync sync iPhoto libraries?Will it sync in both directions?Can i sync 3 iPhoto libraries across 3 macs?How does it deal with dupes? (i'll have a lot of duplicates across the 3 libraries…)So many questions! Answers to any of the above will be received with gratitude! :-) Thanks, Garf
  10. Hi there, i am using btsync on 2 computers, lets call them "Master" and "Slave". Master has many files in the sync-folder, which should be mirrored to Slave. I configured both the way it's meant to be, so Slave has only read-access. The syncing is working perfect. I now copy a new file into the sync-folder of Slave and it is not synced back to the Master, which also is correct. But i would like the new file to be deleted the next time both PCs sync, because it is not in the sync-folder of Master. I hope you get me here If i create or copy some files on Slave, they should only last a few secounds and then be deleted by the sync. I want to have Master's Files on Slave, and not a single file more! Is this possible? Best wishes spYro
  11. I would like to have a ".SyncPreferences" file where i can set sync preferences for each specific folder or file. If i have the Folders: --> Synced Folder --> Sub Folder 1 --> Sub Folder 2 --> Sub Folder 3 I could say in the ".SyncPreferences" file: Folder2 { relay_server: false; tracker_server: false; search_lan: true;}So that my "Folder2" will only sync over a LAN connection.
  12. Hello, my question is - what if I specify multiple pre-defined hosts - what the priority will be? What if these hosts will be different ISP going to the same device? Thank you!
  13. Possible to sync voice memos in the same way BT Sync currently syncs the camera roll? Suspect this would be heavily dependent on iOS hooks, so if it's just not possible right now this request can be closed. I would love this feature. Would make memos far more useful than they are currently, locked to iTunes.
  14. Greetings, all! I am new to the forum, looked at the FAQ, and tried to search for an answer to my question, in case one already exists, but may have missed the answer anyway. My situation is this: I have BitTorrent Sync installed on several machines, sync-ing several (large) directories. At least 3 of these machines are Mac laptops which change location and IP addresses "very frequently" (on the order of a couple times a day, each). At least 2 of the machines are "servers", with fixed IP addresses. The problem is that when the laptops change location it often takes "forever" for them to find their peers. I set the folder_rescan_interval to 60, but that didn't seem to help -- I had hoped it would force the machines to announce themselves and sync more frequently, but it doesn't seem to have done "anything" (except, locally, perhaps). I am wondering: Is there a way to force BitTorrent Sync to find peers and sync? (Actually, how are peers identified and is there any way I can speed that process?) Alternatively, is there any way I can tell BT Sync "look here" (there's a peer at this IP address)? Or some way I can tell BT Sync: "this machine will 'always' be on-line at this address, go ahead and sync every M minutes"? I understand that this is a peer-to-peer architecture, but I am hopeful that someone has some advice for me. (Probably, some mechanism I haven't even thought about yet). Happy to answer questions if I have left out something important. In advance, many thanks. Hope all's well, Anthony
  15. Hi, I'm syncing CloneZilla backups between my Ubuntu 12.04 server and W7/W8 clients. The folders containing the backups sync fine, including all the small files, but the large *.gz.aa files don't get synced! I get a "Sync completed", but below you can see that the number of files is different. *.gz.aa files are ofcourse not blacklisted in .SyncIgnore. Does anybody recognize this behaviour? I have a sync.log, but don't want to publish it here... Thanks! R
  16. Hi, I am trying to upgrade bittorrent sync on my drobo 5n, and it's not working, so I want to make sure I'm using the correct version of sync. The one I've been trying is 1.3.94 (ARM) from Has anyone installed this on a drobo? Or is there a different version that I should be using? Which method did you use to install it - ssh or placing it in the droboapps folder and restarting? I'd previously been using version 1.0.132, which I downloaded from I installed this by putting in droboapps and restarting. Syncing with that version only worked one-way: from folders on the drobo to folders on other computers; I could never get syncing to work two ways (I figured I'd need to upgrade to the latest version before I'd be able to address that problem). Thanks!
  17. My sync has about 4-5 users (I forget which,) including myself, and there are a lot of files and folders within the sync. Today I wanted to tidy up the files and organise them better, which entails moving some files into different folders and deleting some duplicate files I found, ect. The issue: Not all users are online all of the time. When I finish organising everything nicely, another user can come online and they'll have all the files and folders in the original positions, and they'll end up sending /me/ that copy of those files, ruining half of the organising I've done. Example: I have file A, and file B inside a sync folder. I decide file B should be inside a folder named "folder B" and I delete folder A since it happened to be a duplicate of file B. Then another user comes online and they send me file A, and file B and put those where they originally were, while I send them folder B and its contents. How do you guys normally get around this issue? Or is this not normal behaviour?
  18. Dear all, I have upgraded the BitTorrent to the last version, i.e. 1.3.94. Since then my two macs can not see each other anymore. The logs are here I already posted a special topic on that but got no answer. Could somebody tell me at least how to deinstall the BitTorrent completely from OSX. I have deleted the bundle, the preference and cash files, but when I reinstall the software, it still uses preferences from the previous version. So there must be some other files that I do not know and would need to be deleted in order to completely remove the software. Could somebody tell me where to get a previous version of BitTorrent Sync? Thanks, maba
  19. Dear all, I have been using Bitttorent Sync for some time already and everything was OK until recently. Now, I think this started one I upgraded to new version, my two mac computers (iMac and MacPro) simply can not see each other anymore. Both computers are connected to the same LAN. Does anybody know what's the problem? Kind regards, Marko
  20. Hi, A couple of my folders on BTSync were deleted when I switched on one of my synced computers today. Apparrently, another of my computers 'deleted' files in the night. I am not sure how to remedy this. I found some of the files in the sync archive of the former computer. However, they have lost the timestamps when they were first created + latest modification. Is there a way to recover these metadata? I also don't know if more files have been lost...? Would anyone know what the problem is? On a related note, I've also noticed that the upload/download status have been stuck for weeks, usually ~Mb order of magnitude. Furthermore, some files just don't sync over the computers. I really hope to recover the files, they are for work... Thank you for the help. Also to add, out of the 3 computers, which I have access to 2 now, there seems to be different extent of deletions.
  21. I'm running btsync on several machines and it's mostly working but I'm having trouble on one older server running Ubuntu 12.04. Basically, the btsync process doesn't seem to automatically detect any changes I make in my sync folders, it only picks up and syncs out changes after the folder_rescan_interval. I tested this by starting the btsync process and immediately changing a file. It was about 10 minute before my other computers got it. I changed my config file to have a 5 minute folder_rescan_interval and repeated the test and it took 5 minutes for a sync to happen. I would really like to get the sync time down to a few seconds at most (I'm trying to replace Dropbox which does this pretty well), so I could set the folder_rescan_interval interval to something really short like 5 seconds or less but that seems excessive. Are there any other ways to get btsync to pick up changes more quickly? I noted on some other threads that people were saying it should happen basically automatically via inotify but that doesn't seem to be working for me. Are there dependancies that need to be installed? (I'm not using the package version, just the 1.3.94 binary). Thanks for the help. -Nick PS: I don't have sudo privileges on this particular server but I'm friends with the SA so I can ask him to tweak reasonable things.
  22. I want to sync one file from my computer to another computer, and then keep it at that computer as a backup. Meaning, that if I delete the file on my computer, it won't affect the file on the other computer. Is this possible with BitTorrent Sync?
  23. Hello. First time post here. I am trying to kick DropBox to the curb and decided to try Sync. So far no joy. I have a folder on my MacBook Pro that I synced to my G5. When I "info" the folder on the laptop, it is 14 Gigs bigger than the folder on the G5. BUT, as I "info" the individual folders inside of the Sync folder - they all match closely enough (some are off by a small fraction). Does Sync compress files? Could this be ghost files on the original folder? Any suggestions? I am running osX on both 10.7.5 Thanks!
  24. When I have a folder set to sync, and that folder contains the following items as an example: AAAAA (full folder)BBBBB (file)CCCCC (full folder)DDDDD (full folder)EEEEE (empty folder)FFFFF (full folder)GGGGG (full folder)ZZZZZ (file)and BitTorrent Sync tries to sync the folders and files, this is what happens. BitTorrent syncs all items in decreasing alphabetical order (ZZZZZ, then GGGGG, then FFFFF...) and once getting to EEEEE, doesn't sync any files or folders after that. DDDDD, CCCCC, BBBBB, and AAAAA are not synced. When EEEEE is removed or items are placed in it, the others appear and start syncing. Also, when renaming AAAAA, BBBBB, CCCCC, or DDDDD, placing items in them, removing items from them, or etc., they individually sync.
  25. Hi there guys, I'm having an issue syncing between two locations for a client of ours. Beforehand the sync was working perfectly and all the data was up to date. However, the past couple of weeks the syncing, has failed onto the other location. The data is still not up to date, despite the other location reporting that the upload has been successful. The applications are both on the current version of bittorent sync. If there anyone has any suggestions I would appreciate it a lot. Thanks Jeff