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Quota support could be the owncloud or dropbox killer feature btsync needs. I know that btsync is not a dropbox or owncloud service type, but could be easy implemented with a quota support enabled client. A Linux BOX with btsync enabled can share multiple folders to multiple users with different quota on each folder. I hate owncloud client but love btsync client. I think that quota is the next great feature to add on btsync¡¡
Dear BtSync, I would like to see the client request a quota for the local device for each Sync. The user should be able to specify 0 for no quota, or a specific number of gigs that BtSync will store for that share'd sync. When that quota is met, BtSync should delete older files. Usage senario: A media folder that is frequently updated on a desktop PC can be sync'd to a wayward tablet or laptop. Only the newest media will be sync'd with the mobile device up to the quota allotment. Naturally desktop PCs have terabytes of storage while mobile devices only a fraction of that. A sync of a desktop media folder could easily fill a tablet's entire storage capacity before even reaching fresh media.
In the advent of the coming of the Encrypted Node, see the remark of kos13 on this page, it dawned on me. I miss some form of quota support and could not find a big topic about this so I started this one. It is mentioned a few times in the wish list I believe. In the linked topic I lay out a scheme of sharing bandwidth and storage with my brother and I now see I forgot to mention my brother is also storage hungry and could easily put me out of my storage space in a matter of months. Since my realisation of this I have been fiddling around with Linux quota support to try to get some of this functionality. However this leaves me with three big problems. I need to run a separate daemon. This one runs under different credentials, with quota assigned, just to share a single folder. Opening up some more ports on my router and gobbling up more resources, which on my NAS is no problem but could be a problem on others. My system needs to have Quota support enabled, which on some systems is just not possible. There is no warning at all to the clients syncing with each other, reporting a that a node is full (has reached its quota). It is possible to script around some of these issues, fiddling with bash, perl, python and some system utilities and emailing warnings around. However, it would be much more elegant to have this in the sync application embedded. Separate from the host operating system. So I could run a single daemon to cater a few different family members. Anyone second this Idea? Please mention your thoughts below and like this post, so it gets noticed.