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Idea is: option to set 1 device as server so any client that starts syncing will upload to this device and from this device files will be uploaded to all other devices.I came out with this idea, because I have 2 devices on slow network and 2 on fast and when I want to sync anything on slow network it takes forever to upload the files.It just instead of uploading with full up speed to 1 device (50kbs-yes it's slow) it uploads files with 10/15kbs to these 3 other computers.Option to set something like syncing chain would be really useful.Please write if you know how to do this.I'm out of ideas.

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I think you've not quite understood what BitTorrent Sync is all about - it is a serverless, de-centralized way of syncing files.

 

For example, let's assume you have 3 devices all syncing, labelled A, B, and C, Device C is on a slow network and you place a large file on A.

 

The file will start transferring to both B and C. However, B and C can also transfer data between them. So if C is on a very slow connection, C will be able to obtain chunks of the file from both A and B. C will receive the completed file a lot quicker in this way than if it was only able to obtain it from one device (A).

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The problem that I've encountered is that if I upload a file (500 mb) from the slow connection computer (computer C), the same file is sent twice to the other computers (A and B ), instead of sending different parts of the file to different computers.

 

The total upload for this file is 1Gb instead of the 500 Mb, and if we want to upload this file to 4 computers (my case), my slow connection uploads a total of 2Gb every day  :(.

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The problem that I've encountered is that if I upload a file (500 mb) from the slow connection computer (computer C), the same file is sent twice to the other computers (A and B ), instead of sending different parts of the file to different computers.

 

The total upload for this file is 1Gb instead of the 500 Mb, and if we want to upload this file to 4 computers (my case), my slow connection uploads a total of 2Gb every day  :(.

 

Indeed very good point.

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Idea is: option to set 1 device as server so any client that starts syncing will upload to this device and from this device files will be uploaded to all other devices.I came out with this idea, because I have 2 devices on slow network and 2 on fast and when I want to sync anything on slow network it takes forever to upload the files.It just instead of uploading with full up speed to 1 device (50kbs-yes it's slow) it uploads files with 10/15kbs to these 3 other computers.Option to set something like syncing chain would be really useful.Please write if you know how to do this.I'm out of ideas.

Well if you have one client with dedicated IP.

you can specify this IP on all other devices and disable all options that makes them discover each other.

So they all upload and download from the device with dedicated IP but not from each other.

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