Data synchronisation

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  1. Wando64 macrumors 6502

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    For solid, reliable synchronisation between a Mini and an MBP, I have narrowed it down to two products: GoodSync and ChronoSync.
    As ChronoSync cost double the money, is there any particular reason you would recommend it over GoodSync?
    Are there any alternative free options that are as solid as either of these two products?
    I am aware that OS-X can do sync via command line, but I've dismissed this as one important functionality for me is automatic syncing upon changing a file. (as well as ease of use. I am not all that hot with command line)

    Thanks
     
  2. Padaung macrumors 6502

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    BitSync is another option. It is free for home use up to a certain number of folders. See their website for details: https://getsync.com/
     
  3. Wando64 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I've looked a little into BitTorrent Sync and found some worrying concerns over its security (or lack of).
     
  4. Padaung macrumors 6502

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    Fair enough. Can you elaborate on your security concerns? I'm interested to know.

    Another option: https://syncthing.net/
     
  5. Wando64 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  6. Padaung macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the link. Interesting read. The response to the report by Bittorrent is also worth a quick look.
    https://forum.resilio.com/topic/32592-bittorrent-sync-security-is-our-highest-priority/

    These articles are 18months old now, I would be great to know how this situation has changed since then. If I find any newer reports I'll post back.

    I hope FreeFileSync is working well for you :)
     
  7. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    I have been using Chronosync for quite a few years and have not had any issues with it. I have not used the other apps mentioned in this thread though.

    At the time I purchased it, again quite a few years ago, it was one of the few at the time, that I could schedule and work with network drives. There were others out there and there was always the command line rsync option, but for me the ease of setting up a folder pair and then scheduling it was a no brainer. If you have ever used Microsofts Synctoy, it is very similar to setup and use.
     

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