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Hello,

 

I am a new user of this bright tool! First I tried it out by setting up a sync between my deskptop and my laptop with some smaller folders. Im was impressed and then applied it to my working folders with all my data. and now I have a basic question:

 

I set up the sync between my desktop (there the secret was generated) and my laptop. I am absolutely sure that the data on both machines are identical (I synced them with another tool).

 

After seting up the sync bitTorrent started indexing the files on both machines. This is in line what I have expected.

 

But after this my dekstop started downloading everything from the laptop! This is what conserns me. Why happens this: as mentioned above the files on both machines are identical.

 

The only reason for such behaviour I can think of is that I made a backup of all my data on the desktop before setting up the sync.

 

Can anybody explain whay my desktop downloads everything althouth files are identical?

 

Hermann

 

 

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Yes, also the timestamps are identical!

 

I am really confused by this behaviour. When I first applied the sync to some other folders (to test the sync) bittorrent stopped after indexing. This was opbious because the folders were identical.

 

The only difference is that I made a backup uf all my files before setting up the sync. Is bittorrent sensitive to the archivebit of the files?

 

Hermann

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I don't think it will work well if you have a backup tool that copies the files at the same time you are running bt sync. Stick with 1 solution. Obviously the files aren't identical.

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I had a deeper look into the problen and found:

 

BitTorrent finds after indexing on my Desktop 80,3 GB; Win7 finds 109 GB

BitTorrent finds after indexing on my Laptop 109,3 GB; Win 7 finds 109 GB

 

How to explain this? I ask for support via mail but are waiting for a feedback since two days....

Maybe the communty can help

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I had a deeper look into the problen and found:

 

BitTorrent finds after indexing on my Desktop 80,3 GB; Win7 finds 109 GB

BitTorrent finds after indexing on my Laptop 109,3 GB; Win 7 finds 109 GB

 

How to explain this?

 

 

There are a number of reasons to explain the different in sizes/file counts - please see "Sync isn't completing - not all my files are synced / file counts don't match!" in the Unofficial FAQ

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