jasperwillem

Question - Recheck

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Hey all,

 

Just joined the community, I used another backup-system, and want to switch to Bitsync, its far easier to use. However, if I would like to use my old drives, should I run the sync into an empty folder, or does the program find the existing backuped files and will do a "recheck" like in normal torrents? That way I would be synced way faster.

 

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Provided the contents of the locations you're syncing between are identical before you add them to Sync, Sync will simply initially re-index them, but nothing will transfer.

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I did something similar with synctoy -> btsync. It was able index the folders without sending data, found they were in sync, and has kept them that way since. 

 

What would happen if on the target folder a change would happen, when it is a read only share?

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What would happen if on the target folder a change would happen, when it is a read only share?

 

Nothing. Changes made on read-only nodes don't propagate back to read-write nodes (i.e. changes are ignored)

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If you change a synced file on a RO node, it will break the sync for that specific file and subsequent changes from the RW side won't sync over (unless you have the overwrite changes option checked for that folder, in which case it will undo the changes as soon as sync notices).  

If you add a file on the RO node, it's totally ignored by sync.

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