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  1. Hi guys, for two weeks now I'm synchronizing data on my NAS to a remote server. Sync is terribly slow, but not a bandwidth problem. The data transfer is inconsistent, I'll explain it better. I'm currently synchronizing, with encryption, a folder with 975,000 files of about 668Gb. They are all RAW images. Just look at the story/log to see what happens, NAS transfers files every 6, 8, or 10 minutes. Not continuously! If I control the data traffic of my network it is clear that the upload stream (the blue graph) is not constant but there are only peaks. Now I've thought that the Resilio process takes a long time to encrypt data, so I connected to my NAS via ssh and the rslsync process never occupies more than 25% of the CPU. The priority of the rslsync process was at 0, so I took priority to -10 and then -19. Nothing has changed. After that I thought that the reading and temp writing of the data to be encrypted is slow, so I checked the processes that read and write with iotop. But surprisingly I have seen that it often occupies 0% of the resources. In two weeks I'm not even 50% of the transfer, I do not understand. Other smaller folders (100Gb) went smoothly and with full regularity. Some data on my current configuration: NAS: QNAP TS-453A with 8Gb of RAM (50% free around) QNAP QTS: 4.3.3.0229 build 20170624 Resilio version: 2.5.4 x64 (Manual installation) Remote Server: HP i7 with 16Gb of RAM Debian Jessie Resilio version: 2.5.4 x64 Can you please help me to figure out what's happening? If you need logs or other data to write to me, I am a regular home licensed user. Thanks Andrea
  2. I've been using Sync home for a long time, and haven't had one problem so far. But yesterday I ran into a big one. I have a file server and a laptop. Both run Windows 10 and they've been syncing quite a lot of folders for me. So yesterday I thought I'd set up an off-site backup, and as that would sync to a VPS, I'd thought I'd make that copy encrypted. So I changed the folders I wanted to sync to the VPS to encrypted. The server is the master. I added the encrypted key on the VPS encrypted backup folders, and that seems to work very well. Almost everything is synced now. Then I added the folders with an RW key on my laptop, and that's when the trouble started. After a few percent of syncing, Resilio running on my laptop crashes. It doesn't matter if I run as an app or as a service. Nor does it matter if I install Resilio completely clean. Other instances tick on like there's no tomorrow. It's just my laptop that fails. I use a Surface Book 2 with 16 GB of memory, Windows 10 completely updated.
  3. I'd like to see the ability to link a device, but for it only to receive the encrypted version of an encrypted folder. I have an Ubuntu VPS acting as an encrypted peer, receiving only the encrypted copy of my synced folders. It's a big pain to have to log in, tunnel the web interface to the local machine, then use the GUI to add the encrypted folder key and choose a storage location. It'd be nice if there was an automated way to add these folders, perhaps some kind of "encrypted peer" linked device type for an identity.
  4. Hello, I have an Encrypyed folder on a 3rd party VPS. If I disconnect from this folder, move the folder to a new location and then reconect, will all my data be uploaded again or will Resilio recognoise that it is the same data and just re-index the data without and transfer? Thanks
  5. Can someone confirm whether or not the Government solution provided by Resilio is FIPS 140-2 compliant? Regards, A
  6. Hi there, it would be great to improve support encrypted folders on iPhone. I use Sync between my local Mac mini, my iPhone, and my VPS Server. The remote VPS serves as a “cloud” that I own. Sync is definitely the fastest way for me to keep identical data on multiple machines, including an iOS app for access on the go. Examples: - macOS (online) <-> iOS (online) - macOS (offline) <-> VPS (online) <-> iOS (online) - macOS (online) <-> VPS (online) <-> iOS (offline) - etc... I don't want to store my sensitive data on VPS Server without encryption. If I add Encryption Folder on macOS and store encrypted data on VPS server, I've an issues with sync on iPhone - Sync consumes double amount of memory and CPU power, - Several files couldn't be available on iOS (if my macOS will be offline) I've sended requests #55434 and #55500, but there is nothing useful in that simple use case. You made a great functionality - Encrypted Folders - , please make it useful on all my devices. Thanks
  7. mquinn

    Request Denied

    Problem: Restoring an encrypted folder always shows "Request denied" - so I can't restore. Details: I just installed Resilio and am running it as a service on a Windows 10 PC. I also installed the Android Resilio client. I had an SD card plugged into my PC and I added it (from my PC) as an encrypted folder, then went to my phone and entered the proper key and it successfully synced from my PC to my phone and it's encrypted on my phone. So far so good. Now I'm testing restoring from my phone to my PC. I removed/disconnect/however-you-say-it my folder on my SD card from the Resilio web interface on my PC, then removed the SD card and set it aside. I'm simulating a drive dying. Then on my phone, I shared the encrypted backup. I e-mailed the link to myself from my phone to my PC. Then from my PC, in the Resilio web interface, I chose "Enter a link or a key" and copied and pasted the shared link that I received in e-mail from my phone. I selected a new local folder on my PC's hard drive to receive the files from my phone. It then displayed it in the web interface with "pending request". I went to my phone's resilio app and saw there was a notification. I opened it and approved the request. Seconds later, on my PC in the web interface, the status changed from "Pending approval" to "Request denied". I followed these instructions by enabling 1 of the 2 services mentioned here (the other service was already running) That did NOT fix it. I've tried multiple times and have "Unlinked this device" multiple times and generated a new share URL from the phone every time. Nothing I do works. Need help, please.
  8. JannickNijholt

    Encrypted archive

    Hi! I'm planning to use Bittorrent Sync, to sync business files to a remote server. My plan is to use the encryption function to do this. But i'm wondering if it is possible to restore files from the archive, from the remote server. The structure is: Business PC's use network drive to connect to local NAS Local NAS uses Sync to sync ecrypted with the remote server. So when employees delete a file, or edit a file, sync doesn't keep a backup in the .sync archive on the NAS. But the remote server does, but encrypted. How to deal with this? I need to have file versioning, and a backup to restore files when the HDD in the NAS crashes. Thanks!
  9. Hi, I currently have 2 NAS with 10 folders and synchronized with BtSync (about 4TB of data). All folders are in advanced mode, I have a personal Pro license. I would buy a server at other provider, taking advantage of the new encryption feature. But I just found out, I believe, that I can not use my current advanced folders. Right? In the future, expect to also turn pro folders for encryption mechanism? Thanks Andrea
  10. Hi, Could it be possible to add the possiblity to encrypt a local sync folder throught the sync application (windows/linux/mac/android). All is protected thanks to encryption for transfer and untrusted node, but finally if we really want to have a end to end 100% secure, synced files need to be encrypted too on the hard drive (possibility to make the directory encrypted or not and possibility to change rules. Possibility to force all peers to have data encrypted on their local drive etc...) Synchronization should work if the directory is uncrypted or crypted. In fact it is to be protected against theft or to keep confidentialty. Regards, and thanks for the good work. nunu
  11. I want to set up Sync and get on a paid plan so I can use the encrypted folders as a way to have a secure remote store for some of my files. However, I don't want to rely on the existence of whatever entity is behind Sync, and it's not immediately clear to me whether I'd be able to decrypt the remote files once Sync has died and there's no longer a working client available. So, anyone know if (and how) decrypting without the Sync client is possible?
  12. From what I read the last couple of days around the forum Sync uses AES 128 encryption for the transfers which should be more than enough for most users. But since it's closed source and most security concerned people prefer to have the control in their own hands I believe a lot of people will be syncing AES 256 TrueCrypt containers. Here is what I have learned so far, please correct/add things so we can make one stop, best practices thread for syncing encrypted stuff. - Sync works well with fixed size encrypted containers. It splits the files in 4mb chunks and will only re-transfer the chunks that have been changed. - If the container is not fixed size and even one byte is added or removed it will re-ransfer the whole container because it can't track shifted data. - On some OS you will have to set TrueCrypt to update the last modified date, so Sync can understand the file is modified and sync it. (By default TryeCrypt doesn't change the container date) On other OS that is not needed (some clarification from people in the known why the behavior is different will be appreciated) - No matter how much data you've changed in your container you will have to dismount it, in order for Sync to be able to sync, since it doesn't sync files in use. (Right?) Please note, this is information I found around the forum, i'm just about to start testing that myself. So, if there are people with actual experience, it will be really useful if they can confirm that and add their own observations and advises. I'm also very interested if someone managed to corrupt a container already by syncing it? In that case does the trash folder helps? Generally lets make this a thread that would be enough for everyone to read and start syncing encrypted stuff safely right away in an optimal way.
  13. Hello Developers, I think i have discovered a bug in your Sync Program If you add a random generated AES-256bit encrypted base64 string into the program, it asks you to load a folder for you to sync, however this automatically makes it read-write, apparently this shouldn't be possible? try it if you wish http://aesencryption.net/ encrypt any random data with any random password ans use that key generated and add it to BitTorrent Snyc and choose a folder. give anyone you know that key, and they can act as peers, is this supposed to happen, as i think its not? Sorry if this makes no sense, I'm extra tired from programming java all night. No this isn't spam this is a authentic post and i think i may have discovered a bug. - Gigasea
  14. Security researches have found out that Bittorrent Inc has access to all your "encrypted files". It's VERY easy for the NSA or other agencies to get access, all they need is to do one of the following: 1. Send National Security Letters to Bittorrent Inc forcing them to cooperate in a "legal" way 2. Hack/Infiltrate Bittorrent Inc 3. Force Bittorrent Inc to cooperate All your keys are transported to Bittorrent Inc. This is a recent change, it wasn't this way in the first versions of Bittorrent Sync. That indicates a deliberate change in order to backdoor Bittorrent Sync. http://2014.hackitoergosum.org/bittorrentsync-security-privacy-analysis-hackito-session-results/
  15. WeichertGriffin

    Encrypted Files

    If files are encrypted on my computer and are synced to another device, with those files remain encrypted and unreadable without the key on the other device? I'm thinking that my computer will un-encrypt them in order to send them to the other pc. My goal is to simply use the other device as a intermediary backup for accounting files, but not allow access to them by anyone other than on the accountants computer and their laptop, which is also part of the sync.
  16. We use this a lot in our laptops, as usually your laptop has a risk to be lost or stolen. It would be huge security add-on if you could remotely lock those synced folders by encrypting them temporaly until you recover your peer device. If you are sure that you peer device has been stolen or totally lost => you want to secure your data by remotely deleting all data in Synced folders and deleta all secure keys in BTSync client!
  17. I'm new to BTSync so please excuse me if this has been discussed in previous topics… Is there any way to manage permissions on directories synced with BT, other than just filesystem permissions? My use-case is this: I am going to be setting up a multi-node network of headless Rasberry Pi's & big RAID 1 drives, each at the home of a different member of my extended family. I want to use BT sync not just for sharing family photos etc, but essentially also as a form of distributed backup – the family archive. You get the picture – someone adds some baby photos to their node as their personal backup, and they then know that it will also be backed up to all the other nodes. I would imagine this is a pretty common application of BTsync. The thing I'm wondering is if there is any way to sync content between nodes, but manage permissions, so that if you wanted to back up and distribute something for disaster recovery purposes, but didn't want everyone to actually be able to see your files. Is there a way to sync directories between two BTsync nodes, but prevent easy access on the node you are pushing to? Or is the assumption with BTsync made that sync of files between nodes mean 100% access on both nodes? Thanks in advance for any guidance!
  18. Hi, why isn't Perfect Forward Secrecy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perfect_Forward_Secrecy) implemented yet? The discussions about this security feature are long enough ongoing to recognize fmpov. Regardsb
  19. On this forum, someone(RomanZ?) recomemded not to use encrypted secret keys (stars with "D" instead of "A") as they require more work (checksum) and hence more load on ARMs. I just got an idea that if substitution cipher is used instead of AES, is there any way of not having to do more checksums (assuming sum of all bytes is the checksum, it wont change even after encryption). And the encryption would be fast as well and it is compressible as well. And if another encryption is done after compression, it is more hard to break I guess. I am not an expret, just some thoughts. Any possibility?
  20. As I understand, the BitTorrent technology used by the BitTorrent client and BitTorrent Sync encrypts transmitted data. I'd like to clarify exactly what is securely transmitted and what is not. Would an administrator on my machine or a network admin (or even my ISP) be able to find out the following: - types of files transmitted (images, text, etc)? - sizes of files transmitted? - file names and path? - that I'm using BitTorrent (ie would they be able to tell that the data is transmitted via BitTorrent protocols)? - when Sync checks the two clients for changes to sync, are the file names and properties that are being compared transmitted securely? Would a pair of prying eyes be able to figure out the directory structure of the folder being synced? Thanks.
  21. Just wanted to make sure this works the way I think it will, and it is the best way to go about doing this. I want to sync a folder from someones computer to a remote server. I know sync itself sends the data securely, but I want to make sure the folders on both ends are secure as well. If I encrypt the folders on both the users computer and the server (say with truecrypt) will I run into on problems sycing? And is this a very secure way of storing/sending files? Would it cause any problems if the files were coming from a mac or PC to a linux or freeBSD server? THANKS!
  22. Hi everybody, I stumbled upon the "encrypted peer mode" for API users (here: http://forum.bittorrent.com/topic/24846-few-questions-about-encryption/?hl=%2Bencrypted+%2Bnode)... I am using BitTorrent Sync for my NAS, PC and mobile and this is (at the moment) the only feature I miss... Will it be available to the ordinary people in the future? If yes, when? It would be great to get an "official" answer! Best regards scus
  23. maximbr

    Folder recovery/encryption

    Hi, I am wondering about a use case, where I share a folder(on my machine A) using encryption to another machine B. Next step is that my machine(A) is dead/lost/stolen/exploded or simply re-installed. Now I have a new machine(A2) is there any way I can set a folder to be the once synced (A) folder, so that I have all the data from B only un-encrypted and ready for future syncing as if this is still A? I guess same goes to normal readonly sharing, but with encryption getting the data back in the original state is a bigger issue... Thnx!
  24. I've recently fully encrypted my hard drives with TrueCrypt. Since them I can't sinc my files, even thought I mount them before running BTSync. I remember the first time running BTSync after encryption it re-indexed everything. I did take a look at the sync.log file to found things like this: [2013-07-26 11:35:24] Loaded folder \\?\E:\Documents\testfolder The "\\?\" before the folder path wasn't there before. I suppose BTSync does not support correctly mounted encrypted volumes? I also did a test on my C: drive with BitLocker encryption, with the same results. Does anyone has experienced this?