Markezzzzzo

BUG in Resilio Sync > Pause ignored

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Hi.

I just had a drastic accident while deleting large files from synced folder which was set on PAUSE one my end, however all files got deleted on other end too!

100% Recovery is not possible.

Just no comments....

PAUSE is not really pausing sync, just pausing upload and download!

This is horrible logic.

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11 hours ago, Markezzzzzo said:

PAUSE is not really pausing sync, just pausing upload and download!

This is horrible logic.

This really is a terrible design flaw. If syncing is paused, I expect that to mean that changes I make locally have no effect remotely until I resume syncing again.

 

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@Andy+ @Markezzo @luomat

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Pause implies that only bits downloads/uploads are stopped. It means that

- zero sized files will be synced either way;
-
paused peers won't download/upload anything;
- file's deletion will be synced either way;
- new files will be rescanned and indexed, i.e. share size will increase accordingly on a paused peers.

https://help.resilio.com/hc/en-us/articles/206217325-How-to-pause-syncing

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Thats call "Pause"??? Only downloading is stopped or paused. This is a good example for a strongly needed update to v2.6.4. For me "Pause" is to stop all activities around the main tasks of a peer.

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That is clear now after open this thread. The point is, that up to now the users understand the term "Pause" in this way, that all stops, otherwise it must call "Pause Download" or any specific like that, so the understanding is, only the downloading stopps. That is something different. And as you can see, this can cause damage.

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If I wanted to stop all activities, I would quit Sync.

But if I want to stop activity in just one folder then PAUSE ought to do that, not some other definition of PAUSE that NO ONE WOULD EVER ASSUME because to everyone else in the world PAUSE means PAUSE not PAUSE SOME THINGS BUT NOT OTHERS.

This is either a bug or a terrible idea by some engineer. As the feature now exists, it should not be called PAUSE under any reasonable definition of the word PAUSE which a normal person would take to mean “Nothing will happen to this folder until I tell it to resume."

The ability to pause some folders (and leave others syncing) is one reason that I chose Sync instead of Dropbox. If I wanted to have to quit the app to stop all syncing, I can just use Dropbox.

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Go out and ask 100 people what “pause” means in the context of an app that syncs files, and let me know how many of them come back with your definition.

 

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21 hours ago, luomat said:

Go out and ask 100 people what “pause” means in the context of an app that syncs files, and let me know how many of them come back with your definition.

@luomat I know the results :)

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Well, if you know the results, then the wording should be fixed.

If you think that they’d come up with Sync’s definition, you’d be fooling yourself.

 

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On 12/16/2019 at 2:05 PM, Alex. said:

Unfortunately due to very large file sizes archiving was disabled on both ends. We recovered some data using ssd recovery tools but some got missing forever.

I did not realise that Pause is there to save Bandwidth.. and I agree with most users that this function is misleading and is a great UX flaw.

This logic means that to stop syncing 1 of 10 folders  I either have to shut down the entire sync or remove the folder from the list...

 

Hope this topic will get enough attention at dev's end..

edit: why is the status set as solved? There are no promised updates on this issues.

The problem is NOT solved

Edited by Markezzzzzo
+misleading tag "solved" - it is not

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