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What determines the sync interval?

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Not sure there is one. It uses filesystem change notifications so it should start syncing as soon as a file changes or a new file appears.

However based on some comments, I believe btsync assumes the system clocks between systems are synchronized and that can cause some delays.

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If file changes were not picked up real-time, for some reasons, Sync will rescan folder every 10 minutes to see if there were some changes.

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So does it use some event watcher (like gamin on linux) so it gets notified on directory changes?

Does that also mean that I could set the folder_rescan_interval to one day (=84600) and still most file changes would get picked up?

I am asking because I really do not want my PC to keep its disks active all the time. I use the sync as a real background sync so it doesnt matter that sometimes it would take a whole day to pickup any changes.

(Sorry for replying to such an old thread)

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So does it use some event watcher (like gamin on linux) so it gets notified on directory changes?

Does that also mean that I could set the folder_rescan_interval to one day (=84600) and still most file changes would get picked up?

Yes, the folder rescan should detect all changes which failed for whatever reason to trigger a file system event.

I have set the time between 2 folder rescans to one week on my central Sync instance. I guess you could probably set an unlimited interval, if you only access the files on a central server through Bittorrent Sync.

So long

Doc Green

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