Solved

Looking for good file sync software

Posted on 2010-09-14
7
594 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
Hi I am looking for a good solution to sync approx 30,000 files (10GB) of data to laptops.  We have tried to use Windows offline files but at each sync interval it appears to compare every single file and checking 30,000 files on a slow internet line takes over 1 hour.  We are looking for something more client/server architecture maybe like rsync but we would like a commercial paid-for solution with support etc.

I know I can just google for file sync software and there are hundreds but would like to some feedback with regarding what people have used to do this.

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:nmxsupport
7 Comments
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:_-MYFOX-_
ID: 33670241
try this
http://allwaysync.com/index.html
The free version has a limit of 40,000 files per month, while paying about $ 20 is unlimited.
We use it with all notebooks staff (30 people) and we have never had problems
0
 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:McNetic
ID: 33670255
We used SyncBack, specifically SyncBackSE with some success: http://www.2brightsparks.com/syncback/sbse-features.html. It is highly configurable and works quite fast, although I did not try over slow lines. There's a free version even for business use, so you could try before buying.
0
 

Author Comment

by:nmxsupport
ID: 33684014
Hi allwaysync did not appear to be a client/server architecture --- it just compares each file on both sides at each replication interval.  This will not work as we are having to compare 30,000 files and the latency is too high on the line to do this in any reasonable time.
0
Maximize Your Threat Intelligence Reporting

Reporting is one of the most important and least talked about aspects of a world-class threat intelligence program. Here’s how to do it right.

 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:_-MYFOX-_
ID: 33684276
I do not think you need to transfer 10 GB of files each time .. made the first copy then keep your layers of various clients, and you do this by transferring only what has changed, so apart from the necessary bandwidth, depending on the location of a client, oerazioni synchronization occur in less a couple of minutes in our case, and we have laptops that have about 6 GB of data to check.
But I think that what you need is something like

http://qtdtools.doering-thomas.de/page.php?seite=0&sub=0&lang=en
rather than the good old rsync, like you said
http://www.gaztronics.net/rsync.php
0
 

Author Comment

by:nmxsupport
ID: 34019068
We have had look at upgrading to Windows 7 and using the latest version of offline files/folders to resolve this issue.  Thanks
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
ee_auto earned 0 total points
ID: 34228637
Question PAQ'd and stored in the solution database.
0

Featured Post

Do You Know the 4 Main Threat Actor Types?

Do you know the main threat actor types? Most attackers fall into one of four categories, each with their own favored tactics, techniques, and procedures.

Join & Write a Comment

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Convert 5 digit numbers to date 10 89
Free Text Editor for Large files? 11 43
Is MSDN subscription the answer? 4 29
Denali Software 2 19
Today companies are subjected to more-and-more data, and it won't stop any time soon.  But there are obvious opportunities for reducing data, particularly data duplicated among companies.
A high-level exploration of how our ever-increasing access to information has changed the way we do our jobs.
The viewer will learn how to create multiple layers to apply various filters and how to delete areas from each layer’s filter.
XMind Plus helps organize all details/aspects of any project from large to small in an orderly and concise manner. If you are working on a complex project, use this micro tutorial to show you how to make a basic flow chart. The software is free when…

746 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

13 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now