Looking for File/Folder "Sync" software (backup)

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  1. cam-orozco macrumors newbie

    cam-orozco

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    Hello every one!
    I am looking for suggestions for sync software to use.
    I have an external 500 GB Hard Disk Drive attached to my MacMini, my surveillance software -running in this Mac- stores video files in this extermal drive, one file per day per camera, each file is around 500 MB, around 16 files per day. I need to copy (sync/backup) all this video files to my Synology NAS DS218j OVER THE INTERNET. The Synology NAS "Drive" is mounted in the Mac Mini. I tried using "Sync Folders Pro" sofware but it does not work for me. It hangs after a few files. Any suggestions on what software to use?
     
  2. DrBrush macrumors member

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    ChronoSync has always worked for me. I think they offer a good demo so you can give it a go. No subscription model or upgrade fees ever...
     
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    Thank you for your answer! I am going to give Chronosync a try. I will post my findings....
     
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    After more than 12 hours the task backup hasn't being completed. Chronosync is being "stuck" with a 840 MB file. 56 out of 60 files upload ok. Stuck in file #57. Other larger files (1.5 GB) were uploaded already.
    Internet speed (Upload and download) on both sides is ok, so I dont know why I transfer rate is now down to 135K per second.
    Any suggestions?

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  6. cam-orozco thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I abort the sync and removed the file that was stuck. Now syncing again.... I will post later.
     
  7. cam-orozco thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Funny story, I was looking at my instagram and saw a post from a friend that said "Almost everything works if you unplug it for a moment, even you" sooo... I reboot the NAS, switch off/on my Airport Time capsule, reboot my MacMini, and... voila.... it worked!!!! Chronosync finish the task with 0 errors. I dont know what was happening, but it worked.
     

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