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Looking for good file sync software

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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
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by:_-MYFOX-_
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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
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by:McNetic
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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.
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by:nmxsupport
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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.
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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
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We have had look at upgrading to Windows 7 and using the latest version of offline files/folders to resolve this issue.  Thanks
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