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On a windows pc, is there any way to pause / resume all the sync folders automatically (that is, without right clicking on each item and select pause /resume)?

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Yes, you can right-click on the system tray icon and select Pause/Resume Syncing - this will affect all folders, so you don't need to pause/resume them each individually

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On 6/2/2016 at 8:39 PM, GreatMarko said:

Yes, you can right-click on the system tray icon and select Pause/Resume Syncing - this will affect all folders, so you don't need to pause/resume them each individually

I'm testing Sync to verify if it covers my needs.

I have a folder whose files are modified many and many and many times in a day. So I do not want a continuous synchronization that wastes or saturates my bandwith in vain. I need a scheduled synchronization that, for example, send all the modified files to a remote device during the night, or once a day.

Right clicking on the system tray two times every day is not functioning. I thought it was possible to run a command as "sync /pause all" or "sync /resume all" (or "sync /pause myfolder" if I'd want to pause the synchronization for a single folder) and configure it as a scheduled task in windows control panel... or any other workaround which makes such operation automatic.

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, arin said:

I need a scheduled synchronization that, for example, send all the modified files to a remote device during the night, or once a day.

Please consider adding your vote/voice to this thread over in the Feature Request forum.

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@arin If you are using latest Sync - there is a new "Power user" preference which might help you: enable_file_system_notifications. You can disable it and then Sync will only synchronize every folder_rescan_interval - which you can set to (say) 1 day.

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6 hours ago, RomanZ said:

@arin If you are using latest Sync - there is a new "Power user" preference which might help you: enable_file_system_notifications. You can disable it and then Sync will only synchronize every folder_rescan_interval - which you can set to (say) 1 day.

 

Nice. I will try it.

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Depending on whats most important, completing the sync or keep the timewindow, you could also install sync as  service and setup a scheduled task for it with desired properties. like running it each night for 4 hours then stop it. if files are larger, completeness is important or you need access to Sync outside that timeframe RomanZ advice is more suitable..

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@ivarson@arin The way I advised is not going to replace scheduler, as point of rescan is going to slip with a matter of time: Sync starts rescan interval timer only when rescan is complete. So, if you set it to 24 hours and rescan itself takes, say, 15 minutes - it will slide 15 minutes every day.

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@RomanZ I've followed your advice here to get btsync rescan every 30 minutes, but it's still syncing in real time.  I set the preferences as follows:

folder_rescan_interval:   1800

enable_file_system_notifications:   false

Am I missing something?  I'd like btsync to update only every 30 minutes on my cloud device to relieve some bandwidth when I'm working.  Thanks.

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I've just rechecked and it worked as expected. So in your case: 

1) either settings were not saved  or even configured - make sure you changed it on each peer where you edit files, and restarted Sync after that. After restart, re-check that it's the way you've set.

2) pretty much unlikely but possible that you updated files right before or during rescan. 

Can you send the logs to us ? we'll see from there how Sync learned about file update. Thank you. Mention this forum post and file name. 

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