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Request: Sync Local Folders Or Mapped Drives

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I currently use a custom app to sync mapped network drives to local SSDs.

 

Would love it Bittorrent Sync could do this. I can not install Sync on the network computer.

 

Have tried setting same key for two sync folders but it wouldn't let me.

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Have tried setting same key for two sync folders but it wouldn't let me.

Correct - Sync is not a file copy/mirror tool - it's designed to Synchronize files between devices, rather than between two locations on or (mapped to) the same device.

 

Also, consider how Sync works: it uses underlying "peer-to-peer" technology to synchronize files. If you only have a single peer - as in your case, Sync fundamentally can't work - it needs at least one other peer running Sync in order to function.

 

There are potentially a couple of messy workarounds; firstly, you could use an additional device running Sync as an "intermediary"/"pass through" (i.e. map your network drive to a folder on that second device and add it to Sync, then on your first device, add a local folder to Sync using the same key as the second). Alternatively, people have been known to run two instances of sync on the same device (under different user accounts) - not officially supported or advisable, but could potentially work.

 

But really if you're already using a "custom app" to "mirror" a network folder to a local folder, that's probably your best solution right now!

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Also BTSync does a lot of unnecessary overhead stuff for your use case, because it works on the principle that bandwidth is much more "expensive" than CPU time. Stay with your custom app.

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