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BTSync indexing keeps HDD awake

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Hello *,

I'm running a few instances of BTSync (all 1.1.70), with one of them on a backup server.

On this machine I see btsync indexing all the directories every 10 minutes or so.

If I correctly understand what's going on I could say the app is rescanning all my files (~130.000) on each check.

Is it possible to avoid these checks altogether, maybe using some sort of event-driven approach? inotify comes to my mind for Linux, others are needed for different OSs

I think this is important because at the moment my hard disk is always awake and spinning, while it could rest (read: save energy and noise) untill an event is raised (such as a modified file).

Thanks for your attention.

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Try changing the advanced "folder_rescan_interval" setting from the default 600 (seconds) (i.e. 10 minutes) to a much higher value. This will mean that Sync won't do a complete re-scan of the folders you're syncing as often

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Thanks GreatMarko, your solution is actually working in my case! Sorry for not trying the solution on the other topic, negative answers pulled me away.

Bye

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If I turn down the frequency of full scan intervals, will I not get new file detection very often? I've also got a pretty large number of files (6.7G in small files), but I need the changes to be propagated with some reasonable speed (>10 min isn't really acceptable).

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If I turn down the frequency of full scan intervals, will I not get new file detection very often? I've also got a pretty large number of files (6.7G in small files), but I need the changes to be propagated with some reasonable speed (>10 min isn't really acceptable).

Sync monitors folders in "real-time", however, as a "fall back" it also does a complete rescan every 10 minutes. If you set the "folder_rescan_interval" setting much higher, this will not affect "real time" monitoring, just complete folder rescans

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