Grouping folders in web interface by source machine


Yauheni

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The issue:

Currently I have in my backup (destination) btsync machine about 20 folders from several source machine. Since Name column in web interface is sorted only by folder name, all is mixed in list until you will rename destination folder using mask: "machine-folder name". But list of folders is long in any case and does not fit to screen in my notebook. :-)

So, it will be convenient to group folders by source machine for example and use "+" and "-" to collapse/expand the groups. As it's done usually  in the such cases

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Mmmm, ok,  you are right. So, forget about 'source machine'. But let's it will be possibility to assign any folder into group (virtual).

It could work in the following way:

- we are adding a new folder in source or destination machine. It does not matter which of them (because group settings are not synced)

- inside 'add folder' dialog we will have a new field named: group. Let's it will be dropdown combobox with existing already groups (or empty list). If no groups were created - we can create a one new. Of course it should be possible assign folder into group after folder adeed. Or reassign folder into another group. It's clear here.

- 'group' is pure virtual object of course (no any physical links or etc in file system). For example see how Virtual Folder works in CodeLite - just to organize files. Files are leaved on their places and all jobs for Virtual Folder just inside CodeLite settings

- Group settings should not be synced to destination or to source. It should be just settings for one btsync instance in machine.

- groups in web interface can be collapsed or expanded as well !!!

So, using the provided workflow it will be very convenient organize folders.

For example for source machine I could organize my 10 folders into next groups:

- work stuff (2 folders)

- personal stuff (8 folders)

For destination I could organize the some or another folders like that:

- notebook stuff

- phone stuff

OR if these folders from multiple machines (as you noted) we could use another marker (it's up to user):

- important stuff

- OR work stuff

- OR do not group at all

So, group marker is completely to user. How user organizes folders - so folders will be grouped inside web interface.

If we will have the such feature - we could go ahead and implement even more nice feature: set priority to group !!! So I could name group for example 'work stuff' and set priority High and set for group 'foto' priority Low. So network bandwith will be utilized according to priorities. Currently we don't have the such option - we just have possibility set bandwith limit for btsync in common, but I would like for example that my work files will be synced much faster than for example my Skype folder ( yes I synced Skype folder to don't miss my chat history  :-)  )

Yes, I do not know about another users of btsync but I urgent need possibility to set priority to choosen set of folders. :-).

btsync is cool and I have a license.

Regards, Yauheni

 

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12 hours ago, Yauheni said:

If we will have the such feature - we could go ahead and implement even more nice feature: set priority to group !!! So I could name group for example 'work stuff' and set priority High and set for group 'foto' priority Low. So network bandwith will be utilized according to priorities. Currently we don't have the such option - we just have possibility set bandwith limit for btsync in common, but I would like for example that my work files will be synced much faster than for example my Skype folder ( yes I synced Skype folder to don't miss my chat history  :-)  )

Yes, I do not know about another users of btsync but I urgent need possibility to set priority to choosen set of folders. :-).

There are already other threads covering aspects of these suggestions, perhaps consider adding your voice/vote/+1 to these:

 

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Yes, these topics exists - but they discuss only bandwich limiting per folder. Nothing about organizing folders in group and setting limit to group. But I am asking the feature like grouping in first turn. The priorities and bandwich is just the second issue.

If I have 100 folders ? I will need manually set limit for 50 of them by hand? What if this action is just temporary? Set after that 50 folders back? After first attempt I will uninstall your btsync :-).

Let's look into utorrent for example. If I am downloading a folder with 100 movies I can set high priority to whole folder. And folder in that case is just like a group for 100 movies. But for btsync we need virtual grouping.

Summary:

1) we need virtual groups

2) we need bandwich managing per group !!! and per folder too

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