linuxyogi

Folders Not Syncing Under Mint Petra (Ubuntu 13.10)

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Hi

I followed instructions from here >>>> http://forum.bittorrent.com/topic/19560-debian-and-ubuntu-desktop-packages-for-bittorrent-sync/

I added the PPA, installed bitsync as instructed. Finally I added a folder with some files on it to test it the sync is working but problem is no syncing is taking place.

I waited for 1/2 hour but nothing happened.

I have only one PC. I want to use Bit sync to save my data in case of a HDD failure so I dont even need any other device to sync my files or folders.

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Hi linuxyogi,

 

One of devices with btsync is Linux Mint. What OS installed on your other device(s)? Can you make sure that the device(s) you are trying to sync to have enough permissions to write into the synced folder?

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Hi linuxyogi,

 

One of devices with btsync is Linux Mint. What OS installed on your other device(s)? Can you make sure that the device(s) you are trying to sync to have enough permissions to write into the synced folder?

 

I will try n exlain what I know about bitsync so far and then you correct me.

I wanted an alternative to drobpox. Why? Coz Dropbox has limited storage. What I want is to to simply store my data to a online storage so that I can copy it back when necessary.

There is no question of a 2nd computer or any kind of mobile device in my case.

As I mentioned before I just want to store my data to cloud.

Problem is when I add any folder "Connected devices and status" area displays nothing.

Is Btsync limited to only LAN ? Did I misunderstood the usage of Btsync ?

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Sync has a different concept than cloud storages. Cloud storage keeps your data on server and lets any of your devices / computers access to it and download locally.

 

BTSync lets you synchronise your data between your computers / mobile devices without involving external storage server. Say, you want to keep your photo collection on your PC, your phone and your mom's PC. You add a photo folder on your PC, and couple of empty folders on mobile and on mom's PC. BTSync will shortly make all these 3 folders on 3 different devices equal. As soon as you add more photos - they will propagate to other devices as soon as they connect to internet. And vice versa, if your mom adds some photos to the "synced" folder - they will be copied to your mobile and PC as soon as you are available over internet. So, your storage will be limited with your device HDD / flash and the speed of sync - by the bandwidth of your connection to internet (or LAN if devices are in the same network).

 

That's the concept, i'm also dropping couple of links below so you can find more information.

 

Here is a simple explanation how to start with sync:

http://www.bittorrent.com/sync/get-started

 

Here are FAQs

http://forum.bittorrent.com/topic/16410-bittorrent-sync-faq/

http://forum.bittorrent.com/topic/17782-bittorrent-sync-faq-unofficial/

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I will try n exlain what I know about bitsync so far and then you correct me.

I wanted an alternative to drobpox. Why? Coz Dropbox has limited storage. What I want is to to simply store my data to a online storage so that I can copy it back when necessary.

There is no question of a 2nd computer or any kind of mobile device in my case.

As I mentioned before I just want to store my data to cloud.

Problem is when I add any folder "Connected devices and status" area displays nothing.

Is Btsync limited to only LAN ? Did I misunderstood the usage of Btsync ?

Try an official build first. Those build from PPA are not managed by BitTorrent and i can definitely say that ORIGINAL PACKAGE of  Bittorrent Sync is 100% working  in LAN.

 

http://www.bittorrent.com/sync

 

1. Download;

2. Unpack;

3. Run.

 

No need to add ppa, no need to use apt - official build much more easy to use than any 3rd-party. Be smart.

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