JamesTuttle

Free Sync Vs Pro, Secret Vs Fingerprint

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Hello!  We need some clarification please.  Your March 3rd 2015 blog post states:

 

"Free users have the ability to synchronize up to 10 folders, with no limits on file sizes and transfer speeds."

 

We have BitSync 1.3 installed on 20+ office machines, servers and laptops, and have been testing it for more than a year.  Collectively our company and employees have more than 30 secrets, and we have 5 internal dedicated BitSync servers running who's sole purpose is to sync files for our company, our employees, contractors, and some clients.  Many of these 'Secrets' sync folders with several hundred sub-folders in them. (For example, we have a dedicated 'Secret' that syncs our Client Projects folder to 3 different servers, as an internal backup.  This has folders for more than 100 clients, and each of these folders has many sub-folders for sorting file types).

 

Our questions are:

 

   1)  Since we are using a free version, does the above blog post mean that sync will stop syncing all but 10 folders for each Secret?

   2)  Will our 'Secrets' stop syncing for our client machines who have not yet upgraded to version 1.4 or 2.0?

   3)  Is it possible to add a 'Secret' to a version 2.0 Sync client?  We installed it on a test machine and noticed the blue "Update Secret" button is no longer present.

 

Thanks!!!

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 1)  Since we are using a free version, does the above blog post mean that sync will stop syncing all but 10 folders for each Secret?

The blog post does not relate to pre 2.0 versions of Sync. There are no limits on the number of folders you can add to Sync 1.4, 1.3, 1.2... etc

2) Will our 'Secrets' stop syncing for our client machines who have not yet upgraded to version 1.4 or 2.0?

No, earlier versions of Sync will work just the same today as they did yesterday

3) Is it possible to add a 'Secret' to a version 2.0 Sync client?

Hold Shift when clicking the "Add Folder" icon. This will allow you to add a classic 1.4-style folder to 2.0.

You can also add a key (formally called a "secret") via the "Manual Connection" option of the Preferences menu in 2.0

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Thanks Marko!!

 

Two more questions-

 

   1) the 10 folder limit in 2.0:  does that mean 10 ROOT folders?  are sub-folders included in that number?

 

   2) The Pro version states pricing as $39/year per user.  How is a user determined?  Is it a login to a BitTorrent server?  Or a uniqe 'FingerPrint'/'Secret'?  As far as we have seen in testing, we have never seen 'Users' - only 'Secrets'.

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 1) the 10 folder limit in 2.0:  does that mean 10 ROOT folders?  are sub-folders included in that number?

It's 10 root folders. There are no limits imposed on the number of sub-folders within each of those 10 root folders

 2) The Pro version states pricing as $39/year per user.  How is a user determined?  Is it a login to a BitTorrent server?  Or a uniqe 'FingerPrint'/'Secret'?  As far as we have seen in testing, we have never seen 'Users' - only 'Secrets'.

The price is per individual "identity". If you own a dozen devices and wish to install Sync on all of them under the same "identity", you will need a single license.

So licensing is not "per device" or "per workstation" or "per person" - it's per "Sync identity".

Also, it's worth mentioning that there is no "login to a BitTorrent server".

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