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  1. Hi all, (Take this as a feature request should it not be possible currently.) I have a requirement to manually (programmatically) trigger folder rescans from the CLI. I currently have Sync on FreeBSD with many folders. My instance of Sync runs on a bastion host and has NFS shares back to the internal network. If the bastion host gets hacked the damage is limited to those files on the NAS. Anyway, because these are NFS shares Sync cannot detect a file creation/update/deletion and so relies solely on periodic re-scans. Further, some folders are large (100GB+, lots of files) but are seldom updated, while others are small with frequent updates, so I have tried to find a balance in the Sync-wide rescan interval. I guess I have two asks: 1) per-folder re-scan intervals and 2) the ability to trigger a re-scan of a folder through the CLI (something like rslsync --folder x --rescan) Because the NAS can be set up to act on file changes, I could get the NAS to trigger a re-scan, essentially mimicking the behaviour on local filesystems. Thanks, Scott
  2. It has happened too often that some of my subfolders get out of sync. They just aren't replicated identically on all devices. I will have folders created but nothing inside of them on some devices, while there are hundreds of files on the original device where the files were created. I don't know why this happens and it shouldn't happen. However once the problem is discovered, it should be easily to remedy. Add a Force Rescan or Validate or Resync or some type of catch-all error-checking button which will validate if a sync is proper and complete on all devices and immediately addresses the problem if they are not. It could be done for an entire shared folder -- but also just to have the option for a subfolder would be ideal since presumably it would be faster. I have been asking for this for over two years. It seems like an obvious inclusion and it is certainly necessary based on how many times my devices have failed to have fully proper synced subfolders.
  3. Hi, I'm a huge fan of RS and have been using the PRO version for a while now. Thanks for a great product. After doing a factory reset on my phone I'm setting up my RS folders again but I've read the help and forums but can't find an answer to the following situation I'm in. Situation: I have a Sync folder containing the iTunes music on my Macbook and I had used a selective-sync read-only key folder on my Android to pull many GB of files that I wanted on my external SD card. I was hoping that when I setup the selective-sync folder again on my Android that RS would recognize the many GB of files that were already on the extSD card but it doesn't notice that they are there. Normally when I use an existing folder Sync recognizes that the folder isn't empty but it didn't ask me about that this time when I configured the folder. I assume this is because it's setup from a 'read-only key.' I'm hoping that there's some way to force it to do a rescan of the folder (rescan what is synced to the Android extSD card, not a rescan of the source) to update the 'synced' file counts and GB count. Any ideas?
  4. Hello, I have a raspberry pi running sync and synchronizing folders from a home NAS (Apple Airport Extreme). It's taking a long time for sync to re-index and find file changes on the NAS as they are modified/added/deleted by other machines accessing it and as far as I know the only way sync finds these changes is on re-scanning/re-indexing the NAS. I have two point's I'd like bring here: 1) Is there a way to speed this process ? For instance prioritizing more important folders over others that I know are not often changed or are less important/critical? 2) Is there a way to tell sync to "look into that folder now" as I know things changed and want them to be shared asap? These were somehow discussed years back without a clear answer so I am bringing the issue back, after several new versions as it seems they still exists or the solution or work-around (if any) was not shared. Despite the points above, sync is a great product and refining it considering these points would make it even better. Suggestions, hints are welcome. Thanks in advance. Carlos Benjamin.
  5. Hello! My issue is that once a folder is synced it does not sync again (at least not within 24 hours). I add a folder and it does not detect this folder. I think it may be the interval time of folder checking. How can I change that? I am using two SynologyDS214Play NASs and have installed BitTorrent Sync 2.0.93-1 It does not appear to be in advanced settings. Thanks for the help. Kind regards, Cliff
  6. I have btsync running on a HDD which I would like to spin-down after a certain period of inactivity (say 30 min). I've currently set the folder_rescan_interval to 7200 (~ 2h), but the HDD does not go into low power mode. After some investigation, I found out that there are a couple of files which are regularly updated by the btsync daemon every 10 min (which is strangely enough the default value of the folder_rescan_interval). The files which are updated are: - sync.dat - sync.dat.old which are located in the storage path configured in the btsync.conf file. I'am running on a raspberry pi with wheezy installed: Linux rpi 3.10.25+ #622 PREEMPT Fri Jan 3 18:41:00 GMT 2014 armv6l GNU/Linux $ sudo dpkg --list | grep btsyncii btsync 1.2.2-3 all Private network P2P file synchronisation daemon(s)ii btsync-common 1.2.82-1 armhf Private network P2P file synchronisation daemon Is there any way to have the daemon not updating these files in the storage path directory? The goal here is to allow the HDD to spin-down. Thanks.
  7. Hi, first of all I want to say that I'm really happy to have found BitTorrent Sync. Wonderful stuff! Now I'm trying to set it up in the best way, and my primary question is about re-indexing. As a little server I have a netbook running BTsync, and a NAS storing all my synced files. The NAS is working almost all the time, since BTsync says "indexing...". I assume this takes much longer time on a NAS than it would on a local drive. (I know that I can change the rescan interval, but it still takes a lot of time when the indexing is running.) I find the eternal chewing on the NAS both annoying and worrying. So, here come two alternatives: - If I would use a locally connected USB drive instead of the NAS, would the indexing be much less of an annoyance? Would BTsync even know about the file changes without having to rescan the files? (Dropbox seems to know it. And, as a comparison, the AeroFS guys say that they don't support NAS syncing since the system then doesn't get all the file-change information.) - If I would use a NAS running BTsync instead, like the WD MyBook Live, would it have to re-index my files as much? Or would it work more silently and well-behaving? Speaking of rescan intervals and file-change information in the system - are both always used by BTsync? To put it in another way: if I increase the rescan interval, will BTsync always still react to changes done between rescannings... or does it depend on where the files are stored? Explanations & recommendations very welcome!