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  1. I am trying to share a Resilio Business Seat with a Windows7 PC running Sync as a Service. On my own Win7 computer, I'm managing the Business Licenses and provide the link to the other computer, but since it's a Service accessed through the WebUI, it can't open the btsync:// file. I've reinstalled Sync without the Service, and it picks up the License easily. So, I then reinstalled the Service and it appears to be a separate application because it still says it's for Personal Use. I'd like to get this to work because I'd like to be able to sync files even when I'm not specifically logged into the machine. Other people will use it. How can I get the WebUI to properly share the Seat? Thanks.
  2. Edit: Moved to different subforum. Sorry! Here's the link to the new post. I am trying to share a Resilio Business Seat with a Windows7 PC running Sync as a Service. On my own Win7 computer, I'm managing the Business Licenses and provide the link to the other computer, but since it's a Service accessed through the WebUI, it can't open the btsync:// file. I've reinstalled Sync without the Service, and it picks up the License easily. So, I then reinstalled the Service and it appears to be a separate application because it still says it's for Personal Use. I'd like to get this to work because I'd like to be able to sync files even when I'm not specifically logged into the machine. Other people will use it. How can I get the WebUI to properly share the Seat? Thanks.
  3. I have a customer (law firm) that needs to set up an "ad hoc" private cloud for a short term project. There are several external clients involved in the project. The customer is prepared to purchase a 20-seat Business license for this purpose. How does this work when activating the license? - does the owner have a 20-seat license in the sharing key? - do the owner (my customer) share a license code with the other participants during the project? - do the customer withdraw the license code from the participants to re-use them for another participant? - or does the application stop working on all participants when the customer stops paying the monthly bill? I'm not sure how this license works in practice.
  4. There's a Personal Pro edition and Business Pro edition, both priced at $39.99/year. Why would anyone purchase the Personal Pro license when the Business pro is the same price and boasts of Priority Support? Is there any benefit of the Personal Pro that isn't listed? It looks like it's the same price for a smaller feature set. My use case: Backing up several PCs and mobile devices, Selective Sync, Sharing files with others - for example, sending family or friends photos, recipies, etc.
  5. Bittorrent hack - Virtual Private Network It always annoyed me a little, that sync providers have the mindset: “Either it all goes here, or it goes there…” Fact is I want remote control over my files from any device at any time, so this is the specification of how I have created my own VPN using BitTorrent Sync running as an OS agnostic background service… A Network Attached Storage. I have a 3Tb NAS with five folders: /BTsyncApp//BTsync/catalogue/BTsync/files/BTsync/shared/BTsync/devices/BTsyncApp contains the server application. It is not synchronized using BTsync. It is just the application. /BTsync/catalogue contains a html page (catalogue.html) with all files and is BTsync’ed to all AVAILABLE ON ALL DEVICES. This is about 100kb of simple html text. The webpage looks like this: +---------------------------+ | HTML5 -- simple app --- | +---------------------------- | files/folder/ | | files/folder/name.ext | | files/folder/name2.ext | | files/folder2 | | files/folder2/name.ext | | files/folder2/name2.ext | +---------------------------+ When I click on any hyperlink I get a box with the following options: [get][open][delete][destroy][move][share] / [revoke] [create torrent][create 1-time torrent]if it is a folder I get the following additional options: [create folder][share folder] / [revoke share] /BTsync/files contains approximately 2 Tb of data, and there is no way I want BTsync to synchronize this data across my devices. /BTsync/devices contains a folder for each device. For example: /BTsync/devices/HTCphone/BTsync/devices/win7Laptop/BTsync/devices/LinuxLaptopAnd finally /BTsync/shared is used in a special manner which I’ll explain later. The Devices All devices have BTsync installed and have two folders: catalogue and files. For example: My old HTCwildfire has the folders: /BTsync/catalogue/BTsync/filesMy windows laptop: D:/BTsync/catalogueD:/BTsync/filesMy linux laptop: /home/me/BTsync/catalogue/home/me/BTsync/filesI can now open the html file from ./catalogue as a webpage in any browser on any device. The attentive reader would have noticed that only the NAS has the folder /BTsyncApp. The devices do not. That is because the server generates the catalogue-webpage in /catalogue. The devices create a hidden appended worklist within the webpagefile which the server analyses. Thereby the only place where changes can be made is on the server, which prevents synchronization conflicts of the file catalogue. Other files may be updated asynchronously but that will influence the content of the file, not the location - which is what the BTsyncApp looks for. HTML view When a given file is not on the device, the link [get] is bold. If I click on the link [get], the htmlfile is saved, with a setting “get” for the filename. The htmlfile is then delta-synced effectively using BTsync, whereby a python script on the NAS will discover the delta and will trigger python to create a hard link from the NAS to the BTsync folder of the device. Very simple. For example: On HTCphone [get] “drive/folder/name.ext” will hard link /BTsync/files/drive/folder/name.ext to /BTsync/devices/HTCphone which is BTsync’ed with the phones folder /BTsync/files/. So after the hard-link is established, the file is automatically downloaded to the phone. The same occurs if I [get] a folder: The hard link implies that the rest of the tree should be synchronized. Warning: (because of fumbling I have learned to prompt a “confirm/cancel box” in the webpage with very large buttons). When the synchronization is completed, the python script on the NAS updates the webpage-file and synchronizes it across all devices. At this point in time the file should have been synced to my device, and the link [open] is changed in the htmlcode to bold, whilst the link [get] is normal, i.e. no longer bold. Of course, if it is a large volume of data, and I want to know how far my download is in the meantime, I can just open the BTsync application and see what it is doing. Now if I chose to delete a file in BTsync on a device, the local file is of course removed, but on the NAS only the hard-link is removed from the particular device folder. So for example: me@linux$ rm /home/me/BTsync/files/drive/folder2/name2.ext will delete name2.ext locally, and the NAS will follow by removing the hard link. The file itself is not deleted from files/drive/filder2/name2.ext only the hard link for the device. I will get back to how this may be achieved further down. When BTsync makes a change to the folder pynotify reports a change on the file system and triggers the python script to update the simple webpage. Hereby the field [open] is changed to [get]. I’m sure this could be done using some internal mechanism in BTsync, but I don’t know how. Share with others If I want to share a particular file with somebody else (this is the cool thing) I press the hyperlink [share]. This prompts the python script to create a folder in /BTsync/shared/ with the sha1hash of the file concatenate with the time, which it adds to BTsync’s list of synchronized folders using command line instructions. Example: /BTsync/shared/c191687881d9345c914186591ea850f7c1efb63c-2013-10-28-235959/ This is because it permits me to share the same file to multiple persons with different folders and will maintain the ability to revoke them individually. Next, the python script creates a hard link from the file to the shared folder, which is then ready for remote access using the read-only “secret”. And, keep in mind that the overhead for setting up the hard link is negligible. Example: /BTsync/shared/c191687881d9345c914186591ea850f7c1efb63c-2013-10-28-235959/name.ext Finally a can find the read-only “secret” in the BitTorrentSync application and give the code to the person I am sharing with, within seconds as hard linking is very fast. The menu again So my menu is limited for files to:[get] which makes the file available on a select remote device.[open] which indicates where the local file should be.[delete] which deletes the local file and unlinks the devices hard-line on the NAS’.[destroy] which deletes the local file and makes the NAS traverse all links to remove the file and all hard links permanently.[move] which sends a file on a listed device to another (set of) device(s). So I can push the hard link off my mobile phone and onto my laptop. When BTsync see’s that my phone is next to my laptop, it concludes that it is easier to move the file peer-2-peer than requesting it via the NAS.[share] which makes the file available in a separate folder as read-only. When shared, the option changes to [revoke]which FIRST removes the folder from BTsync’s list, THEN unlinks the file from the [share] and then deletes the folder.[create torrent] which makes it possible for people to download the file who cannot install BTsync. For some corporate users this is be helpful.[create 1-time torrent] which - surprise :-) - only can be used once.The following options appear in addition if it is a folder:[create folder] which prompts for name[share folder] which prompts for size in Mb and makes a shared folder on the NAS which any remote device can read the secret from an add to the BTsync. Any size limit greater than -1 will be translated into how much space is available for the user.[revoke share] which first creates folder [name-revoked-dd-mm-yy] then transfers the hard links of all files in the folder [name] to the newly created folder; and then removes the folder [name] from BTsync’s list of sync’ed folders. Finally it is up to me to decide whether I share the read-only or the full-access secret using my BTsync application.[destroy folder] which wipes the content of the folder on all sync’ed devices. The python script deletes any files in the folder and places a flat text note: “This folder was destroyed by the owner. Date/time”. The folder can obviously not be deleted as this would not synchronize across to other devices (doh!) but you get the point.This is simple, but it works. The key element is of course a machine of high on-line availability. Since we are not wanting to use public cloud systems, I wrote this for the most low-power device I could imagine: The Raspberry Pi with an external hard-drive. Python is as close to OS agnostic as it gets, but I leave the concepts described here for others to review, tune and criticize. My objective was to develop the required functionality and prove the concept, as a scripted transactional system which proved to work. Maybe the team at Bittorrent can supersede by integrating this/augmenting the existing UI’s? Todo:* Cleanup function, that - during idle/night time identifies duplicates in the /BTsync/files on the NAS and substitutes them with hard links. It saves space works faster. This must not work outside /BTsync/files as it could erase BackUps.New (4 Jan 2014). Function that load balances storage on devices. Each device will be added a config file (maybe BTsync config file) that states permitted volume. If a device requires files to be synced/download for which there is no space, then this option will permit the application to take the least used, oldest files and remove them from the device to make space for the newly required file. The removed files will still be available on the NAS. The objective is to save the user will from having to worry about local disk-space.New (6 Jan 2014). Function that maps the device IP address, for multiple NAS, so that all files are available in different netzones. The initial idea is to use the first three ip-address digits (ip://a.b.c.x) to assure availability in different zones. Hereby if one ip-provider cuts the network to the NAS in zone a.b.c, the files can be available from another zone (x.y.z). This will apply to devices holding a "/files" folder only.
  6. Hello, We are a software OS team trying to bridge different apps to work simultaneously. We have ported BitTorrent Sync so that it can be paired or grouped with other apps. You can try out live right from your web browser. Bittorrent Sync may not be available on demo but it is available on our OS for Raspberry Pi. You can download the OS image and run it on a Raspberry Pi so that you can have a private machine dedicated for your apps. You can find the OS image from below. We always welcome your honest feedback. Please share with us if you have one here or on our forum. Thank you.
  7. Share footage and editorial between members of our VFX unit. > Red Camera (Scarlet) R3D footage from cinematographer > Pro Rez conversions from editor > AfterEffects renders from VFX > Shares are located on 3 geographically distant Synology Servers synced via BTSync 1.4.103-9 > Reviewing other use cases opportunistically. Thanks - we love it. Keep up the fine work. Peter Farago Farago Design NYC
  8. We had a developer that worked outside source control and lost his hard drive. Due to this loss of work, I turned to BitTorrent Sync which I had been using at home for quite some time. All of our developers now have a folder setup on one of our servers that serves as a real time backup solution should they lose a hard drive. It also works for those who work in source control and have the only copy of the changes until they are checked in. The server stays pretty busy with the constant builds from the developers while tiny files are created, deleted, updated, etc.
  9. Adding CMIS (1.1) server capability to BTSync Business Edition would open it up to an interesting enterprise use. If you have an ECM service in your organization, it is very likely that it can talk CMIS. Such systems could talk to a local BTSync node with CMIS listener for replicating their repositories locally, but then the BTSync node coud be part of a cluster of nodes, located on premises and/or in cloud, that could cheaply allow achieving the planned repository replication quorum/goal.
  10. Hello, I am using BT Sync to develop our Company Self-Hosted "cloud" by distributing folders across the team. We are using full access two-ways secrets. Now, we are a small team of about 10 hard working nice guys. To increase resiliency of our cloud, I would like to ask contribution from anonymous community members. That's all the people who love what we do but don't necessarily buy from us everyday. The idea is: Using the API Encryption secret functionality, we would have some of our folders one-way synced to our community members' computers, that way they would be able to contribute to our work with bytes. The big question is: When a teammate would have his data synced, would he be using only the 10 teammates' computers with the usual standard secret keys or would he actually benefit from all the anonymous peers' computers so as to increase uploading speed when uploading and in case of computer crash necessitating data reconstruction would he be uploading from all peers at once including anonymous encrypted secrets. I couldn't find the answer anywhere. I hope I am at the right place to ask that question, or maybe I should move the topic to the developers area? Thanks, Mas73.
  11. I'm currently using backupsy from There was (is?) a deal for $7 465GB VMs. I've got two of these setup (one CentOS, one Ubuntu) and running BTSync. The VMs only have 512MB of RAM, but now that we're past the early BTSync builds, this is plenty. Two aren't strictly necessary, but when I made a mistake and lost everything on one, well.... Uploading 300GB sucks. Uploading 600GB sucks hard. Uploading a further 100GB after that (when I'd done a rather dramatic change to my photo collection) is downright cruel. I'd originally also setup Owncloud to make up for my lack of DB-style web interface, but it just isn't ready for the prime time yet. I'm keeping an eye on it to see if it eventually becomes less dodgy. Either way, where I was paying $10 a month fo 100GB of highly difficult to customise DB storage, I'm now paying $14 a month for 465GB of easily customisable BTSync/Backupsy storage. I do still use DB, but that's because of the phone app which renames my photos and videos into YYYY-MM-DD format. I've made a Python script that scans that folder every minute and copies it to a dated folder in my Camera share. If BTSync ever does that photo rename and when it gets the option to start when the phone starts, I'll ditch that remaining DB link with a smile on my face and a song in my heart :-)
  12. Hi, One of the issues I have is that my upstreem speed on ADSL etc... even cable is very slow, but I do own multiple unlimited internet connections e.g. 3 mobile phones, 2 ADSL lines and a cable scattered across various places, maybe even more at some point. So what I would like to be able to do is use those internet connections (which I can do in with various tethering methods for instance) but only have one machine/file server at each home point.... Obviously when I sync across more machines with more connections the speed will naturally go up, but it's using the mobile broadband as well as the standard connections. Usually I'd do something like start the torrent app multiple times or fork it with each instance listening on the IP address assigned by each internet connection. Then have all of those go to a 'tracker' so when I connect another client it will download the file/s combining the multiple upstream but only one file server... Also is it possible to change the bit-torrent signature as three mobile broadband block file-sharing (e.g. bit-torrent) and this isn't technically 'file sharing', maybe I could phone three and see if they'll unblock me!
  13. I am looking for a note app to replace the about-to-be-cancelled Notespark app on my iPod 4G. The instructions from Notespark are: 'In addition to the CSV file export we have always supported, we've now implemented a way of exporting your notes as a .zip file of text files organized into folders for your tags. We recommend that you export your notes as a .zip file and import them into an alternative product, such as Evernote, which is free, or one of the many Dropbox-based notes apps (e.g., Notesy, Nebulous, Write, PlainText). To export your notes, sign in to and click "Export". ' Is there a BitTorrent app that would work for me? I want to import my existing notes and sync notes between my iPod 4G and my Windows 7 computer. (My iPod has iOS 6.5.1; it cannot be upgraded to iOS 7.)
  14. I do work for a doctor in my area (D.C.) who was working with a software suite called ChiroTouch. The program stores all patient data in a database located on the local hard drive. Naturally the doctor was worried about data corruption and loss and was in the market for a backup solution. The ChiroTouch software comes with a paid backup solution to a secure cloud server run by the ChiroTouch dev team, however, it costs $59.00 per month per computer (4 computers or $236/mo or $2832/year). Being a small practice this type of expense is prohibitive; enter BTSync. Because of New York state HIPPA laws, the program must operate with at least 128-bit encryption and run behind (if wireless) WPA2 encryption standards. Disabling any outside connectivity via the BTSync setup enables the transfer to be HIPPA compliant and a viable backup solution. Each terminal (HP 420-1000t) comes with a 2TB 5400 RPM SATA 3G hard drive allowing for more than enough space to backup the database (2,000 patients @ 13GB in size). I setup BTSync on all computers and created a distributed backup system (using read-only keys) to all terminals meaning the office would need to suffer simultaneous (x4) catastrophic system failure to remove the possibility of data retrieval. (Or a fire would probably do the trick) Since the solution uses free software (BTSync) and hardware that was already on site, BTSync is saving this doctor $2832/year in operational costs for as long as he uses the ChiroTouch program. I highly encourage anyone who owns a private practice to invest the time into knowing the positives and negatives of a self hosted backup solution. I hope this ended up helping someone.
  15. I am the network administrator for an agricultural lab in Nebraska. I use BTsync to sync a file server to my home since I am responsible for taking home backup tapes weekly in case of a disaster, so instead I do this. I have a small ubuntu server at my house (about 10x8x4 inches) with a 1TB external HDD connected via USB. The file server at the lab backs up to a Freenas server in the lab each night, BTsync is running on the freenas server and the ubuntu server at my house. The initial sync was about 120GB and took 30 hours to complete but now they only sync for about 2 hours each night after the file server finishes its backup process to the freenas server. I no longer have to take backup tapes home and the data is more up to date than the tape so we would lose less data in case of fire, tornado, etc. I also see that BTsync is available for synology NAS which we have in our other locations. This is also completely automated so all I have to do is check to make sure the data is getting synced occasionally. I have been running this for about 2 months without any trouble. I keep up to date with btsync and make sure both servers are running the same version. This is by far the easiest backup I have ever done.