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This post goes over nested folder sharing with Sync. It makes sense but it limits the redundancy you can have with a network of Sync devices. Introducing a brief overview of how I use sync (image attached). I use a RaspberryPi to house absolutely all my files from photos to music to documents, I keep everything in one folder called 'Documents'. This folder is mirrored between my laptop/desktop/and RaspberryPi and it works great. The problem is when my RaspberryPi goes down. My laptop and desktop still mirror each other, but they don't get mobile phone photos and phone #2 doesn't get music despite those files be available on multiple sources (desktop and laptop). I know it would be difficult to fix Sync to overcome this problem, but it would without a doubt be worth it. You'd get much better redundancy and wouldn't have any downtime on other machines just because one machine went down.
Pardon if I've missed this in the updates, etc. and understand the purpose of sync/resilio is to sync folders/files across computers, but is there a way to sync two folders on same computer? If not, please consider this feature. I'm not really looking for a backup program/utility, but would like something like the old Microsoft SyncToy but better/easier to manage, so I could keep a certain directory or directories on my system sync'd to a flash drive. And vice versa. Ideally, it would not only check the drive letter, but the label on the drive, before syncing so it doesn't try to sync every flash drive I insert. Or, perhaps there's a better way to ID particular flash drives besides drive letter and/or label (since many drives come with same label from the box). Thanks!
Hello all, My brother and I have been using BTSync for a couple weeks now and have been really impressed by it. We are going to build a system to mirror our data to each other's house by using BTSync. Our goals are to keep it as low power, quite and reliable as possible while sticking to a reasonable budget, hopefully under $300 for each build. We are not expecting these to be extremely fast, but instead the qualities mentioned above. We leaning towards building off of the Raspberry Pi platform, and we need your input on the following: -Is the WD20EZRX hard drive a good choice for a reliable, cool and quite hard drive? Again, we don't need a screaming fast hard drive for this setup. Cost effective and reliable. -We each need 2TB of storage, so each Pi will need 4TB attached to it. Would you recommend to get 2 separate 2TB drives, or to go with (1) 4TB hard drive on each build? -Which hard drive enclosure do you recommend to run the drive(s) 24/7? We would like to run the hard drives without a fan to keep the power usage as low as possible and to keep them quite. We are even open to a solution that doesn't enclose the hard drives and allows the heat to dissipate into the air instead of enclosing it. We could enclose the entire system, Raspberry Pi and all in a cage-type cover that ventilated extremely well. -This is related to the enclosure, but should we be looking for enclosures that allow spin down, or is that harder on the hard drives than letting them spin 24/7? Is there an enclosure that you guys have successfully used with a Pi? -What would the bottleneck in this system be? Any other input you may have, or caveats that we are overlooking would be helpful! -Is there a summary on how encryption could work in this arrangement across different OS's, including Android?