SyncThing, A New Contender to Sync Folders & Files

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  1. ekianjo

    ekianjo Hardcore Member

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    Here's a quick tutorial on how to setup and use SyncThing on your Pandora with another device - Syncthing is a decentralized Dropbox alternative. Check it out in case you want to keep folder and files synchronized between devices!

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    Does it have ignore lists and diff sync yet?
     
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    Not sure, it's still in alpha, and I have not kept up with its latest features - you should check their github page.
     
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    Are you using a ext2 file system ? Syncthing does not work for FAT32 I think. 
     
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    Hmm, I remember no problems with keeping a folder in sync on a Windows 7 PC with a FAT32 parititon. But maybe that changed, updates are rather frequent, and I changed to seafile half a year ago (downside:  no official ARM-Linux client).
     
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    I'm obviously talking about the Pandora here, not what runs on Windows PC.
     
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    I know, thats why I put the system config as reference in
     
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    Yes. On FAT32 it refused to work, but on my ext2 sd card it booted normally. So I set everything up on my Pandora and my computer. But when I try to connect the folders on both machines Syncthing gives me the above error message.
     
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    Did you check if syncthing is at the same version on both computers?
     
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    If you are trying to sync FAT you need to check the box for Ignore Premissions on the folder settings dialog. I'm syncing folders with syncthing to my fat32 card with no problems that way.
     
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    Damn it, this did the trick! Thanks! :)
     
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    That should be stated on the application description! Thank you.
     
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    Any chance we can get a new build of this, maybe from our prolific porting overlord @ptitSeb ?
     
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    levi Still fresh, damnit!

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    I assume that last reference should have been @gunrock, not a user who hasn't been online for over 6 months now, and wasn't particularly asking for a new build.
     
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    Ah yes, oops! I'll fix my post
     

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