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  1. Hallo, are there any limitations by syncing on raid systems? I try to sync between a Mac OS X Server and two synology nas Systems. The two nas Systems Sync very well, but the on the Mac Server donĀ“t. The raid on the Mac Server is a Lacie Storage (raid 5) pluged in by USB Port. Are there limititations by using harddrives over USB? Trank you for informations.
  2. Hi, I use BitTorrent Sync to sync data between two OS X devices. On both devices I have read-only files (from initial data copy before started with sync). When i delete a read-only file after a few seconds the file is recreated. Probably because the read-only file on the other device cannot be deleted by sync. How can I handle read-only files BitTorrent Sync?
  3. I am just testing out BTSync 2.2.1 and have come across something very strange. On one computer I have 2.2.1 and running the PRO 30-day trial on another I am just running normal Sync 2.2.1 If I share a folder between the 2 computers using just a standard read&write folder everything works fine and is synched. When I want to remove the syncing I right-click in Sync Pro and it says disconnect at the bottom (whereas it says remove in the non-pro version). Once I hit disconnect, all the contents of the folder are deleted. When I hit remove in the non-pro version all the folder contents stay there as I would expect. If I share a folder from non-pro to pro as a read&write standard folder, then remove on non-pro and then disconnect on the pro side, the contents dont get deleted. Why would it delete all the files and folders? Why doesn't it do that in the non-pro version? This surely cant be a feature, but must be a bug. Any solution to this? Alternatively how can I downgrade back to non-pro without waiting for 30 days? Thanks, Armin.
  4. I am trying to uninstall BitTorrent Sync. When I drag the BitTorrent file to the trash I get the following error: I have of course clicked Quit on BitTorrent Sync and it closed the app properly. This is a bit of a problem obviously and to be honest I have never had that problem with any other OS X app. I am also of the opinion that any software that writes folders somewhere else should have a proper uninstaller. There is a folder in Library > Application Support which contains journal files, logs, etc. which would just stay there for no reason. Also it seems like it doesn't close all processes when you quit the application. How can I delete BitTorrent Sync (without restarting - this is on a Server that cant be restarted easily)? Please make a proper installer and uninstaller for BTSync. You know its the right thing to do Running OS X 10.10.5 and BitTorrent Sync 2.2.1 Thanks, Armin.
  5. I was ready to fully embrace BitTorrent Sync (2.2), but have come across permission errors. Folders that are server shares are not able to be synced, even if they are physically attached to the computer and not shared via network. It complains that it doesnt have write permissions, which is understandable, as read&write permissions are only set to group and using ACLs (Access Control Lists). BTSync could very easily be able to write to those folders, by authorizing itself to do so by entering the user/admin password in OS X. That is how all other software gets to write to places which need higher permissions like system folders. If BTSync does not have hightened permissions than its useless in an environment where permissions are set properly. That would be a real shame and I dont see any reason why it shouldn't. ANY other software has permissions to write to those folders, so why would BTSync not be able to have permissions? Thanks for considering, Armin.
  6. I use Sync to sync a 150GB folder of photos between a desktop and laptop. This has been working very smoothly. Last week I mad a bunch of changes and additions on the desktop and at the same time I was temporarily short of storage on the laptop. I didn't notice any problem until I went on the road and realized my photos folder was missing a lot of new additions. There was never an indication of an error or problem. I freed up plenty of storage on my laptop, disconnected the folder, but did not delete the contents on the laptop. I reconnected the folder, watched it index, then sync, but the new photos did not come across. BT Sync says the machines are in sync, but they are most definitely not. I can disconnect, delete and reconnect to force them back in sync, but this begs the question of Sync's behavior when out of storage on on peer, and how it recovers or doesn't.
  7. OK, so I have a problem with BT Sync 2.0.127 (35) just killing my wifi in my house. I have an Android phone that pulls files in 24/7 from the internet. When those files are finished downloading, they move to a shared BT Sync folder that should then sync to my laptop (OS X 10.9.5). The problem is that as soon as BT Sync starts moving files across the wifi, every device on wifi (iPhones, Mac) experience super intermittent internet. Webpages slow to a crawl, Netflix is not an option, everything is down. Pause the sync, and everything comes back up immediately. At first, I thought this was an issue with bandwidth across the wifi, so I limited the bandwidth available. I started at 500kb/s, and now I'm down to 50kb/s. The option rate_limit_local_peers is set to true. A note about my setup- we currently share internet access with the neighbors. I have a DD-WRT router acting as a wireless bridge. This problem happens regardless if the laptop is connected to the DD-WRT router in our apartment or directly to the neighbors' wifi. Any ideas?
  8. Since I upgraded to BT Sync 2.0 it's preventing sleep on my two machines, a mini and a macbook pro. This wasn't happening with the 1.4 beta version. Here is the results from pmset in Terminal, with Sync opened: pmset -g assertions 09/03/15 16:45:05 CET Assertion status system-wide: BackgroundTask 0 PreventDiskIdle 0 ApplePushServiceTask 0 UserIsActive 1 PreventUserIdleDisplaySleep 0 InteractivePushServiceTask 0 PreventSystemSleep 0 ExternalMedia 0 PreventUserIdleSystemSleep 1 NetworkClientActive 0 Listed by owning process: pid 2231(BitTorrent Sync): [0x0000000100000970] 00:01:02 PreventUserIdleSystemSleep named: "syncing" pid 71(hidd): [0x0000000a000008da] 05:38:01 UserIsActive named: "" Kernel Assertions: 0x10c=USB,BT-HID,MAGICWAKE id=502 level=255 0x4=USB mod=08/03/15 12:32 description=EHC1 owner=AppleUSBEHCI id=504 level=255 0x8=BT-HID mod=01/01/70 01:00 owner=BNBMouseDevice id=505 level=255 0x100=MAGICWAKE mod=09/03/15 16:48 description=en0 owner=en0 And without Sync running:pmset -g assertions09/03/15 17:21:50 CET Assertion status system-wide: BackgroundTask 0 PreventDiskIdle 0 ApplePushServiceTask 0 UserIsActive 1 PreventUserIdleDisplaySleep 0 InteractivePushServiceTask 0 PreventSystemSleep 0 ExternalMedia 0 PreventUserIdleSystemSleep 0 NetworkClientActive 0 Listed by owning process: pid 71(hidd): [0x0000000a000008da] 06:14:46 UserIsActive named: "" Timeout will fire in 677 secs Action=TimeoutActionRelease Kernel Assertions: 0x10c=USB,BT-HID,MAGICWAKE id=502 level=255 0x4=USB mod=08/03/15 12:32 description=EHC1 owner=AppleUSBEHCI id=504 level=255 0x8=BT-HID mod=01/01/70 01:00 owner=BNBMouseDevice id=505 level=255 0x100=MAGICWAKE mod=09/03/15 16:53 description=en0 owner=en0 as you can see "PreventUserIdleSystemSleep 1" is caused by BitTorrent Sync. How could I avoid this?Is there a specific line in the advanced preferences to edit? If it's not a real problem with my laptop, because I'm used to close the lid when not using it, it's a little bit more annoying with the desktop computer because I'm forced to quit the app when not using that computer or hit every time "Stop" from the Apple menu. Any solution/suggestions?
  9. I have a OS X Lion on an older macbook pro running as a "headless" server. I was wondering if anyone has had any success with or knows of a way to run BitTorrent Sync as a daemon with a LaunchDaemon plist? How would I go about this? Would love to get some help with this and put together a tutorial about this here in the forums.
  10. I was wondering if anybody had experience syncing the "/Applications", "~/Library/Application Support" & "~/Library/Preferences" folder in OS X between 2 computers. I'm wondering if theres any caveats I should be aware of or problems that might occur. Thanks, -Eric
  11. Hi, I've been using BitTorrent Sync for about six months with no problems until now. I've put it on 2 OS X machines, and one old Linux box. My problem is with a late 2013 MacBook Pro that was recently updated to Yosemite. I currently can't get Sync to run; It somehow thinks that there is another Sync instance running, creates a lock file in ~/Library/Application\ Support/BitTorrent\ Sync, and then exits. So to be clear, this is not a problem with the real functionality of Sync, but with just getting Sync to run. Here are steps I've taken several times just to see if I can get Sync to start* Remove following BitTorrent Sync files and dirs ~/Library/Caches/com.bittorrent.Sync/ ~/Library/Preferences/com.bittorrent.Sync.plist ~/Library/Application\ Support/BitTorrent\ Sync * Move the Sync app to the trash and empty it :-)* Remove the Sync entry in my "Login Items"* Reboot, reinstall the latest Sync * Run Sync (from command line gives same result) * Go to ~/Library/Application\ Support/BitTorrent\ Sync and see a new 'lock' file. * Rinse repeat, just in case I was doing something stupidI guess that somehow Sync thinks it's still running when I start it again, but I just can't figure out how. I recently updated to Yosemite, which may have triggered this problem, but others are working fine with Yosemite. I tried botht the default build from the BT website and the dmg from I also tried as a different user, with the same result. I have also contacted BT support at; they responded once but have not responded in six days. Any ideas? Hopefully there is a quick fix.
  12. Hello All, I wasn't able to find a post describing similar behaviour, so I'm hoping someone here can explain to me if what I'm noticing is normal or not. I've unchecked "Put hard disks to sleep when possible" but what I notice is that syncing doesn't resume until after the display wakes from sleep. Display is asleep, laptop is still running, hard-drive is not sleeping but the display is. I put my password in to see the desktop and then syncing resumes but not until I'm actively using the machine. What setting am I missing, or why is this happening? My assumption was that syncing would happen automatically, once the software noticed changes had been made to the syncing folders (after a 10 minute delay). V.1.4.93 Beta <-- all machines OS X Yosemite <-- all machines Thanks!
  13. This is targeted at the developers more than anybody. BitTorrent Sync tends to use too much power on OS X. The newest version of OS X, 10.9, makes it easy to quantify which processes are wasting power with it's new "Energy Impact" metric in the Activity Monitor. The latest version of Sync has an average impact of around 3.5, I very rarely update my Sync folders, so Sync is almost always idle (screenshot). To give some perspective, Dropbox has 0.3, Skype has 0.16, has 0.43. On the other end of the spectrum, Chromium sits around 4.96. IMO, BitTorrent Sync should be much closer to processes like Skype and Dropbox than to processes like Chrome, especially when there is no sync activity. Earlier versions of Sync would sometimes become runaway processes, I noticed, almost maxing out the CPU. At least this seems to be solved for now. Anybody notice that BTSync is a bit of a battery-drainer? P.S. AFAIK, the energy impact is a ratio. That doesn't invalidate my argument.
  14. Hi there, As I'm still on Mac OS X 10.6.8, I wonder if using the current version of BitTorrent Sync (1.4) on that OS is strongly adviced against? The application seems to run fine... Best, Bart
  15. Hallo, I'm using BTSync (1.3.94) to keep in sync my development folders between a Mac Mini and a MacBook Air. I leave both systems always on but, to save energy, I let them "sleep" after an hour I do not actively use them. I guess there is a problem in BTSync as it's not able to restart syncing when my systems are going back "to work" after having enetered in sleep mode. In such cases most of the time BTSync crashes when I open it (Open BitTorrent Sync...). Can anybody confirm if there is a workaround or if this is a bug (or a missing feature) that is planned to be added later? Thanks!
  16. Ever since I started using BittorrentSync more actively, it has bugged me that the it has been syncing more or less constantly from my laptop (which I stream to two servers for backups). Yesterday I dug into it to see what it was actually doing, and noticed that there were two Finder items that was missing from the SyncIgnore list. After adding these two items to my ignore files stopped syncing constantly and behave a lot more sane. I'm not sure if it is a Mavericks only thing, but I'm running on 10.9.3.
  17. Hello! I have a minor comment. Currently the only notification received is when a file is downloaded. It would be great to receive a growl notification when a folder starts syncing and when it finishes syncing. For a directory with a large amount of files, I don't need to be notified for each file but it is nice to see when things are happening. Perhaps others are interested in this functionality too!
  18. My WD My Cloud was powered off the other day, and while I'm not sure if that has anything to do with the issue I'm having now, I figured I'd mention it. Suddenly, no folders display in the UI for the drive (IP Address:8888 in my browser), and when I attempt to add a new folder I get this popup: No matter how long I let it sit (originally under the thought that it was processing and would load the folders), nothing ever loads in the popup. Do I have to do something to refresh BitTorrent Sync? It's obviously installed on the drive otherwise I wouldn't be seeing that screen at all, but I'm not sure what would have happened to not only remove all of my shared folders but also to not allow me to add new folders.
  19. To start, I'm on OS X Mavericks using a WD My Cloud 3TB drive connected to my router. I was able to install BitTorrent Sync with the help of RoyW's post here: My issue now is setting up the proper directories to sync. When I add a folder in BTSync, I get this screen: So here, I would set the destination folder - which would need to be the folder on my My Cloud drive I want to sync TO (as the target folder). Of course, when I access BTSync through my My Cloud device and add a folder, I see this screen: Since this is through the My Cloud device, it only sees folders on the drive itself. My issue here is that I would be selecting the same folder twice. My workflow should work like this: [folder on desktop] ==syncs to==> [folder on my My Cloud] However, I seem to only be able to setup this workflow: [folder on My Cloud] ==syncs to==> [folder on desktop] If I set the destination folder to my desktop folder in BTSync (first screenshot), then add the My Cloud folder (second screenshot), it syncs beautifully from My Cloud to my desktop folder. However, that's the exact opposite of what I want, and it doesn't sync both ways (as in, if I add a file to my desktop folder, it will not send it to My Cloud; if I add a file to My Cloud, it will send it to my desktop). The software is great and easy to navigate, but I feel like this one hurdle is stopping me from using it for the purposes I need. Any tips would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  20. Has anyone else been having this problem? When I put my macbook to sleep it's connected to my BTSync computers, but when I wake it up it never reconnects.