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iTunes Library Files Not Syncing

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My One-Way-Sync-Setup for my music folder (iTunes):

 

MacBook Pro (Master) / MacBook Air (Slave)

 

Everything works fine besides the iTunes Library.til and iTunes Music Library.xml don't update on the MacBook Air. 

 

The chronic on the MacBook Pro says that there is a updated version of the files but on the MacBook Air's  chronic these files don't show up. All other chance sync normally.

 

Does anyone knows why or has/had the same problem? Like that the sync is useless for me. When I open iTunes on the MacBook Air the library and playlist aren't up to date...

 

I tried a lot but it won't work. I close iTunes on the Pro before the sync starts (have iTunes closed on the Air too). Wait for the sync to complete than open iTunes on the Air...doesn't' help.

 

 

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Remember that Sync cannot sync files that are currently open/locked/in use by other applications.

 

You may need to completely close iTunes on your devices for all your files to sync

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Remember that Sync cannot sync files that are currently open/locked/in use by other applications.

 

You may need to completely close iTunes on your devices for all your files to sync

The files described by the OP are not locked if iTunes is closed, I checked with lsof in the terminal whilst running it and once when closed (iTunes 11.1.3, OS X 10.9).

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Remember that Sync cannot sync files that are currently open/locked/in use by other applications.

 

You may need to completely close iTunes on your devices for all your files to sync

Like I described I have iTunes closed on both devices.

 

The files described by the OP are not locked if iTunes is closed, I checked with lsof in the terminal whilst running it and once when closed (iTunes 11.1.3, OS X 10.9).

So it worked? I have iTunes 11.1.3 on both devices. But the MacBook Pro has Mountain Lion (10.8.x) and the Air Mavericks 10.9, can this cause the problem?

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So it worked? I have iTunes 11.1.3 on both devices. But the MacBook Pro has Mountain Lion (10.8.x) and the Air Mavericks 10.9, can this cause the problem?

All I tested was if files were locked if iTunes was not running, I did not sync anything. You might have to take a look at "Enable debug logging" from the BTsync menu. The sync.log should be in ~/Library/Application Support/Bittorrent Sync/

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This is what the log says when I filter it with ".itl"

 

It recognize that the file is older but it don't update... 

 

[20131112 22:11:24.832] Merge: will request nodes for /iTunes/iTunes Library.itl
[20131112 22:11:24.887] Merge: processing nodes message for /iTunes/iTunes Library.itl
[20131112 22:11:24.887] Merge: will request files for /iTunes/iTunes Library.itl
[20131112 22:11:24.944] Merge: Local file iTunes/iTunes Library.itl is older (1384246695) than remote (1384290678)
[20131112 22:11:24.945] SyncFilesController: Got file from remote (10.0.1.12:43611): iTunes/iTunes Library.itl state: 1 type: FT_FILE total:283 have:283 t:1384290678 mt:1384290666 DFD6FE0F443C0DBD17F0ED407D4773D7C24B76BB
[20131112 22:12:04.445] Merge: will request nodes for /iTunes/iTunes Library.itl
[20131112 22:12:04.501] Merge: processing nodes message for /iTunes/iTunes Library.itl
[20131112 22:12:04.501] Merge: will request files for /iTunes/iTunes Library.itl
[20131112 22:12:04.561] Merge: Local file iTunes/iTunes Library.itl is older (1384290678) than remote (1384290719)
[20131112 22:12:04.562] SyncFilesController: Got file from remote (10.0.1.12:43611): iTunes/iTunes Library.itl state: 1 type: FT_FILE total:283 have:283 t:1384290719 mt:1384290706 5251CF0314E4C070151969C8B7D733FD30D440BC
[20131112 22:12:44.871] Merge: will request nodes for /iTunes/iTunes Library.itl
[20131112 22:12:44.929] Merge: processing nodes message for /iTunes/iTunes Library.itl
[20131112 22:12:44.929] Merge: will request files for /iTunes/iTunes Library.itl
[20131112 22:12:44.986] Merge: Local file iTunes/iTunes Library.itl is older (1384290719) than remote (1384290760)
[20131112 22:12:44.987] SyncFilesController: Got file from remote (10.0.1.12:43611): iTunes/iTunes Library.itl state: 1 type: FT_FILE total:283 have:283 t:1384290760 mt:1384290748 832DBCCA7A740F343DE129B725CEC17D31D0E3F6

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maybe you edited the file locally? (ie opened itunes once?) Can you try the option to "restore modified files to original version" and then maybe it will update the local copy.

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maybe you edited the file locally? (ie opened itunes once?) Can you try the option to "restore modified files to original version" and then maybe it will update the local copy.

I've never seen this setting anywhere in version 1.1.82 (Mac). Where is it? I'm trying to do a one way (read only) iTunes library sync, and BTSync will pull the music down, but not the updated library files. BTSync sees the recently modified local file and then appears to refuse to pull down the updated library. It's a real pity this doesn't work. I'm sure there are loads of people who want to sync their music libraries.

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Ahah! I could have sworn I'd checked that I was on the latest version on each of my machines, so I just checked again to check my sanity... On one Mac, clicking check for updates opens a dialog saying that 1.1.82 is 'currently the newest version available' when it clearly is not. Presumably this is a known bug?! I haven't checked. Anyway, that may be the cause of some issues...

 

Updating to 1.2.73, I'm noticing that a very odd problem still has not gone away. Two of my machines appear to have an identity crisis. They are both Macbooks, and have some sporadic syncing problems. Interestingly, if I changed the name of one machine in the BTS prefs pane, it also changes the name of the other machine. The names are similar, but different (by one alpha character). No doubt this is the wrong place to bring this up... I have reported in-app also, but suspect I have not provided enough information. The two machines are on the same public IP but NATed behind a standard router from my ISP. UPnP port mapping is enabled on both devices. 

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Ahah! I could have sworn I'd checked that I was on the latest version on each of my machines, so I just checked again to check my sanity... On one Mac, clicking check for updates opens a dialog saying that 1.1.82 is 'currently the newest version available' when it clearly is not. Presumably this is a known bug?! I haven't checked. Anyway, that may be the cause of some issues...

version checks are not fully working. Whilst BTsync is in beta, it is always good to check the forums for new updates every once in a while.

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