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  1. In general I love BTS. It's served me well for more than a year. First issue... version 1.3.109 was the latest version to support windows xp, since higher version require IE 9...which cannot be installed on win XP. I still have xp machines... likely will for many more months, possibly years. I'm sure I'm not alone in that. Regardless, my issue is that xattrs have, in the last 6 months or so, killed my sync jobs. I don't know why it started, but the fact that it used to work and now it doesn't was maddening until I figured out why it would occasionally just lock up. Now I understand what is going on, but the documentation of BTS is so poor, that I can't figure out how to workaround it. Here's the issue. OSX files contain metadata in resource forks. Some operating systems don't play nice with this metadata. Example, windows XP running on a fat32 partition....also aparently linux and freebsd. In my case, some files from osx sync just fine, mp3s, jpegs, even mp4s. However, some files cause the reciving BTS installation to freeze. for example, png files and wav files. When one of thos files is added to the OSX folder, the XP BTS installation runs up a 50%+ cpu usage, and goes non responsive. The best info I can find on these forums was a comment by user devonaver saying... Since I would be plenty happy just to have the xattrs ignored, (even though being synced would be better) I've added those lines to my .synchignore file on both the OSX machine, and the XP machine. No help. I've gone further and added more lines, in various combinations in both the .syncignore file, and also the .synch/ignore file trying to find a way to tell BTS to NOT SYNC XATTRS!!!!! but nothing fixes the problem. So, I have a very simple question. In version 1.3.109, the last version to support windows XP, How can I prevent xattrs from syncing, and the resulting BTS freeze on the reciving XP machine. Thanks kindly, Buggy.
  2. I am running BTsync 1.4 on all my machines. does this mean I can delete all the .SyncIgnore & .SyncArchive files and folders ????
  3. Hi: Tried all I can find here but still can't figure it out the whole “.SyncIngore” thing. Can I please get someone to explain it to me like I’m a 2 year old? I am on a Mac using sync 1.4: Lets say I am syncing Document folder A to Document folder B. Inside both folders is a folder named Bob, which I want the sync to ignore, i.e, sync every folder inside Document folder A & Document folder B, but leave the Bob folder alone. From what I can tell, I create the UTF-8 file using wildcards. So I created a .SyncIgnore file with *.* as its only contents and placed the file inside the Bob folder. BTSync still syncs the Bob folder. How (exactly, step by step) do I get it to ignore the Bob folder? Thanks guys, I appreciate it.
  4. Hello - I am trying to add my <username>\Documents folder to BTSync (not sharing yet). It will not index completely, it gets stuck on a Junction in the \Documents directory and fails. I've worked with support and confirmed this is a problem, they have indicated it will be fixed in a future release. (thanks for the help!). The temporary solution suggested is to add the junction to the .SyncIgnore file in \Documents. But, I cannot get BTSync to ignore the junction. This is the error I receive: [2014-06-30 14:46:51] SyncFolderScanner: GetFileList failed for folder \\?\C:\Users\<username>\Documents\My Videos - error code 5 These are my junctions in the Documents folder: dir /AL output: 02/03/2012 08:57 PM <JUNCTION> My Music [C:\Users\<username>\Music] 02/03/2012 08:57 PM <JUNCTION> My Pictures [C:\Users\<username>\Pictures] 02/03/2012 08:57 PM <JUNCTION> My Videos [C:\Users\<username>\Videos] I've shut down BTSync. and modified .SyncIgnore with of: My Videos My?Videos My?Videos\* Yet I still get the error above as it tries to index the junction. Any advice on what I'm doing wrong in my .SyncIgnore? Thanks in advance for the help
  5. Hi everyone! I am trying to sync my Home directory with 1.3.105 on OS X 10.9.3 but it seems like my .SyncIgnore file is being (partially?) ignored. This is what it looks like: # .SyncIgnore is a UTF-8 encoded .txt file that helps you specify single files, paths and rules # for ignoring during the synchronization job. It supports "?" and "*" wildcard symbols.####/Music/Dropbox/Library*.aplibraryiPhoto Library# Synology #@eaDir# hidden files #.*# OS generated files #.DS_Store.DS_Store?._*.Spotlight-V100.Trashesehthumbs.dbdesktop.iniThumbs.db# Finder some reason, the Dropbox and Library are synced irregardless, at least partially. On the other hand, lots of files in the folder Pictures are missing as well as the whole Documents folder. This is when viewing the folder in the iOS app. The Bittorrent Sync also states the wrong size for the Home on the Mac; 6.1 GB when it should be somewhere around 20 GB (ignored files taken into account). I can influence this size by adding or removing *.aplibrary (the Aperture Library) to .SyncIgnore, so the file does not seem to be ignored entirely. What am I doing wrong?
  6. .SyncIgnore is a file where you can filter out files you don't want synced. However it seems that when I put files in here bittorrent decides to delete those files rather than leave them un-touched. That is unexpected. Is this a bug? Expected behavior? Am I using it wrong? Cheers
  7. The .SyncIgnore file seems to ignore folder names with a space. This is my .Syncignore file # .SyncIgnore is a UTF-8 encoded .txt file that helps you specify single files, paths and rules # for ignoring during the synchronization job. It supports "?" and "*" wildcard symbols.### OS generated files #.DS_Store.DS_Store?._*.Spotlight-V100.Trashesehthumbs.dbdesktop.iniThumbs.db# Don't Sync these folders #foofoo bar The folder called foo doesn't sync, which is what I expected, but foo bar is still synced. Do I need to encapsulate them somehow? I've tried double and single quotes.
  8. I would like to setup selective backup servers of a huge multimedia folder tree. I have mixed videos and pictures in a folder tree. I would like to have a backup server only for video and other only for pictures. The proposed setup is composed of 3 R/W nodes: A. Main server: Including all the files B. Video server: Filtering out the picture extensions and docs in .SyncIgnore file C. Pictures server: Filtering out the video extensions and docs in .SyncIgnore file My questions: 1. Is it possible to have 3 nodes with different .SyncIgnore files? 2. Is there any side effect? Thanks
  9. I was wondering if it is possible to have the .SyncIgnore only apply to certain deviecs. I have 2 Windows machines and 1 Android device syncing my pictures library. I would like for the windows machines to sync the ENTIRE folder, which they do. however I only want certain folders to sync on my android. example: -Pictures Fldr1 Fldr2* Fldr3 Fldr4* Fldr5 I want everything in Pictures on the windows PCs however I only want Fldr1 and Fldr3 on my android. is this possible with the current iteration of BT Sync? if so how would it be done?
  10. Hello, I would be great if that would be the case, so I don't have to manually copy .SyncIgnore to all machines every time I make a change. This is especially useful in situation where I'm syncing my development projects between machines and don't want the compile / build artifacts to be synced as well. Right now, .SyncIgnore is serving 2 purposes, the outgoing ignore and the incoming selective syncing. I think that it should serve only the former and sync automatically to all machines, and if you guys want to support selective incoming syncing, to use another settings file for that purpose, local to each machine, that doesn't get synced. Thanks, Ronen
  11. Hello, I installed BtSync, set up directory synchronization for my /DATA directories on both my notebook and the desktop PC and immediately stopped BTSync after that to define the directories to be excluded in the .SyncIgnore file. The way I did it is to simply list the subdirectories I didn't want to sync, so it now looks like: .DS_Store.DS_Store?._*.Spotlight-V100.Trashesehthumbs.dbdesktop.iniThumbs.dbAndroidStudioProjectsAStudio-GradlesbakBluetoothDropboxeBooksEigene BilderEvernoteGoogle Desktop Datamoz-profilesMy PSP FilesPicasa EditsPicasaLibAfter updating these files on both computers, I started BTSync again. However, it started to sync files contained in the PicasaLib directory! (it also created a backup copy of these files in the .SyncArchive directory). Can it be that it 'remembered' the previous setting and didn't re-read the .SyncIgnore file again after the restart and refresh the list of files to be copied? If so, how can I force it to do so? What was even worse however, and I also don't have any explanation for: it did overwrite a newer version of a file on the desktop computer (a Truecrypt image file) - how can that happen?! Isn't the software supposed to copy only newer files? Luckily really, the backup copy was created, so at least my work of 2 weeks hadn't been lost. BTSync looks like exactly the tools I'm looking for, but I really have to trust it. thanks, r.
  12. I have done some experimentation (on Mac OS X) and it seems that the .SyncIgnore file is not being sync-ed. I think that this is counter-intuitive and I am not sure what the full implications are. If machine A has a .syncignore, and I setup a sync with machine B, the latter will not get the .syncignore but will get all the files except those mentioned by the .syncignore. If the ignored file is created on B (say it is an automatically generated IDE configuration file that I do not want to sync), will it try to send it to A ? What if I now share the same share with a machine C. Will B and C send to eachother the files that A would ignore? I think that the semantics of .syncignore should be global, just like the share has a global semantics. All replicas have to be identical module the files in .syncignore. Thanks, George.
  13. Hello, Today I installed Bittorrent Sync and tried to share an entire drive. It is not the system drive, but a second drive used for storage of data. After indexing was done, I noticed, that the Recycle Bin was included in the index. I opened .SyncIgnore and saw that the default entries do not specify the following two folders, which are present on all drives in a Windows Vista/7/8 system: Recycle Bin System Volume Information So, I would suggest that the following entries get added to the default .SyncIgnore file: \$RECYCLE.BIN \System Volume Information It may also be a good idea to add the following two files: \pagefile.sys \swapfile.sys The reason is that these two (unlike hiberfil.sys), may be relocated on drives other than C:
  14. As you might know the .SyncIgnore file is a very powerful tool to selectively sync files/folders from a folder populated with many subfolders and other files. Due to data caps I have been relying on btsync to keep my steam folder synced between different devices, rather than updating the games on each device. In a normal case btsync would copy all the games in my steam folder, however there is no point in having an AAA-Title on an ultrabook. To overcome this I played with the .SyncIgnore file and managed to select what should be synced to the netbook. This made the overall syncing process quicker and wasted less harddrive space. The process of adding files manually works fine when you only want to exclude a few files but is rather time consuming when you only want 3 games from the folder. To overcome this problem I wrote a script in python that can take inputs as to what you do not want to ignore. The script then delivers a file with all the files that should be ignored. The script scans the directory it is placed in and generates a list of those directories. It then removes all the directories from the list related to the keywords in the white list. Once it is done it delivers a text file containing the directories which should be ignored. You can then just copy the list into the .SyncIgnore file. If anyone is interested in this script I will look into converting it to a exe file and post it on the forum. NB :1. The script is still being refined and error handling is still an ongoing task. 2. I am an engineer not a full time programmer. IT WONT BE PERFECT 3. The steam case is one of many in which I have tested this successfully
  15. I am new to BTSync and love what it does, but I cannot figure out how to get SyncIgnore working, despite reading many posts on this forum and revising my setup many times. Any help is greatly appreciated. Currently, I am syncing Folder1 and it subfolders. Within Folder1 is a subdirectory called Outlook Data, which houses my PST files. I do not want those files synced because they are too large and fill the harddrive on my other device. I created a .SyncIgnore file with the following entries: C:\Folder1\Outlook Data C:\Folder1\Outlook Data/* I copied the .SyncIgore file to the root directory of both devices. One potential problem is that on Device1, the folder structure is as above. On Device2, it appears as C:\Users\user1_000\Folder1\Outlook Data C:\Users\user1_000\Folder1\Outlook Data/* If this is my problem, how do I get around it? If not, might you have other suggestions? Thanks.
  16. I have two peers that I want to keep in sync with one another for software development, while ignoring certain folders. I set up my .SyncIgnore file, and it works initially, but does not apply after any files are updated. Example procedure: Remove all Synced directories on both peers. Delete .SyncArchive on both peers. Restart BT Sync on both peers for good measure.Create .SyncIgnore file at desired Sync root directory on both peers.Add folder to BT Sync on peer 1. .SyncIgnore works fine for now. I see the desired number of files.Change or add files in an ignored BT Sync folder. .SyncIgnore does not work. Files now get added to the list of synced files. I see more than the desired number of files.Add folder to BT Sync on peer 2.Peer 2 sees ignored files of peer 1.I am sad. Am I doing something wrong? Why would SyncIgnore work initially and then just stop working after initial setup? More specifics on what I am trying to do: I want to ignore all files and subfolders in a directory. Let's call the desired ignored directories "foo" and ".bar"I add the following lines to my SyncIgnore I fire up BT Sync as described above and these folders are not added to BT Sync (good).After updating a file or folder in root/some/other/directories/foo/ or root/some/other/paths/.bar/ , the files are added to be synced (bad). Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
  17. I'm not sure if I'm doing something wrong, but it seems .SyncIgnore is being ignored by my client. I created a subdirectory called TEST in a folder that I'm currently syncing between multiple computers. I created a file called .SyncIgnore in that subdirectory and wrote just one line of text, which read: test.txt I then created a file called "test.txt" in my TEST folder. So here's what my directory looks like: .SyncIgnore (with one line reading test.txt) test.txt Test.txt synced with my other machines. I also tried numerous variations on this theme (placing .SyncIgnore in the root of my sync folder and trying to ignore TEST/test.txt, etc.), as well as every wildcard combination I could think of. I'm running BTSync v 1.1.42 on all my machines. What am I doing wrong?
  18. BitTorrent Sync is a fantastic software and I am using it to sync data inside my LAN and also across the internet. Everything seems to be working fine, albeit slow. However, my problem is with the .syncIgnore. I have read all the threads related to .syncIgnore, read the manual and I am still at a loss. Here is a simple step by step scenario that I created inside my LAN to test if and how .syncIgnore works 1. I have a windows 8, 64 bit pro machine where I created a folder called test and some subfolder and files as follows: test-->folder1-->file1 -->folder2-->file2 -->folder3-->file3 I added the above test folder to my btsync 1.1.27 client on this windows 8 machine and the client immediately created a .syncIgnore file inside the folder test. 2. Next, I opened the above .syncIgnore file in notepad to add following line at the end /folder2 /folder3 with the intention that I want these two folders and the files inside them to be ignored. When I tried to save this file, I got an error saying that the Access to the file is denied. I changed the attributes of the file from hidden to archive and then I was able to save it. 3. I copied the secret for the above test folder and created a new folder also called test in my ubuntu 12.04, 64 bit server (running the latest version of btsync downloaded from here) with this secret. A new .syncIgnore file was created inside the test directory, which I did not edit. 4. I noticed in history that btsync on my windows machine showed that all of the above folders and files were being added and almost immediately after that they all appeared on my ubuntu server, which is not what I expected. I tried to change the forward slash in the .syncIgnore file mentioned in step 2 above to backward slash (unix style), but that did not make any difference. I also copied the .syncIgnore file from windows to the ubuntu machine manually, restarted the btsync on both windows and linux machine, but to not avail. Can someone who has the .syncIgnore working please advise me as to what I may be doing wrong? Or, if it is easier, please take the above scenario as an example and let me know what I should try to make it work?
  19. I've read .SyncIgnore with my friends but can't quite understand the meaning, excuse me for my poor English. [A] .SyncIgnore ... will not work with the files that have already been synced. If you add indexed files to .SyncIgnore, they will be deleted on other syncing devices. [A] and seems inconsistent ? And what shall I do to achieve this goal: Ignore some .ini and .log file from both ComputerA and ComputerB, keep them changing in local, don't delete any of them?
  20. I have a folder that has a number of real files and a good amount of symlinks that point to other drives. I want SyncApp to sync the real files around, but ignore the symlinks completely (as in not to sync the symlink or the file that the symlink refers to). Currently SyncApp copies the symlink as-is so on the remote devices I've got a bunch of links with broken paths. Since it seems like .SyncIgnore pays attention only to the file extension and not filetype I'm wondering if this is even possible. I'm running OS X 10.7 & 10.8 on all of my SyncApp-enabled machines, if that matters.