Questions tagged [file-synchronization]

File synchronization covers the synchronization of files between two devices or between a device and server or cloud service.

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Good service to syncronise an iCloud folder with a Dropbox folder

I need a sync solution between a folder in my iCloud account and a folder in my Dropbox. Does anybody know of an online services doing this? I would like the syncing to happen without my desktop ...
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Windows Program to sync pastebin.com pastes

I want something like Github Desktop or at least Git to sync text files on my computer with specific pastes on pastebin.com Official Windows app from https://pastebin.com/tools#windows is marked as ...
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I'd like to sync two folders for missing files ignoring the path

I'd like to sync two folders in a way that both folders will have the same files after the sync but not necessarily the same folder structure. The sync only occurs if the a file in the first folder is ...
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One-way folder sync between 2 computers with online comparison but offline transfer via external HDD

in short: I am looking for a file sync software for Windows that enables me to sync multiple drives of a local Windows computer to another one at a remote location via internet and offline via an ...
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copy or move tool that will skip over error messages but will log them

I'm looking for tool for moving/copying files/folder which will not hang on errors like directories cannot be deleted or created due to permissions, long file/folder names etc. but rather will ...
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Two-Way Synchronization for OneDrive on Android

I'm owning an Android smartphone and until know I was using the OneDrive app from Microsoft to synchnronize the images and videos I've taken on my smartphone. The problem is that it is not two-way ...
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A distributed file system with interactive conflict resolution?

I have searched high and low and cannot find anything suitable for my use case: I’m looking for a solution that offers me to use the same files on both my mobile, laptop, desktop, home server and ...
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Two-way Google Photos sync as folders of files on desktop

The Google Photos app on my phone automatically uploads every photo to the server, 90% of which are junk and take up my Google Drive storage space. I would like a way to synchronize my Google Photos ...
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More efficient Google Drive sync app for Android

I want to synchronise files between Google Drive and my Android phone. FolderSync does that, but in a very inefficient way: It runs on a schedule (or when triggered manually or via Tasker/MacroDroid/…)...
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Android App to automatically MOVE files from folders on one device to a folder on another device when connected to Wifi?

I have one Android device (devA) I take with me and another Android device I always leave at home (devB). Whenever I get home and devA connects to my Wifi, I need all files in specific folder(s) on ...
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Gratis Windows software that synchronizes individual files in real-time

Since this question didn't get any response, I will try to achieve the same end result in a different manner. Not to be confused with Free backup software that synchronizes folders. I seek a gratis ...
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Data sync solution

Dear SoftwareRecs community, I'm currently looking for a data transfer solution in an internal network for large amounts of data (thousands of files, as well as 100s of GBs of camera data). The ...
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Gratis encrypted, synched cloud storage

I don't like DropBox, it has way too many "confliceted copies", but the final straw came when it somehow managed to overwrite newer code with older, costing me weeks of effort. Plus, it is ...
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Sync directories by comparing the file name and size

I have a directory with 1000 something video files that are backed up on an external drive. The content of a video file doesn't change. So I need a syncing tool that follows the following rule. If a ...
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How do I build a NAS/Cloud Storage network served from two or more synchronized servers?

Standard problem: ~60 TB of data I would like to access from multiple devices (Android, Linux, maybe Web) outside of my apartment. The bottleneck: a local ISP which can give me no better than 5 Mbps ...
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Linux zero config file sync or share?

One or two months ago I read an article about an (perhaps) old Linux utility which did backup/sync/folder sharing completely different compared to normal rsync and similar utils. All I remember were ...
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Distributed FS for storing data in the single "master" node and duplicating that data, which is used on "worker" nodes

I am looking for a DFS for unified data access and caching used files within a small cluster. We are currently using NFS to RAID node, and it seems not the best way to further scaling. So, I am ...
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Synchronize directories of different networks over FTP

I'm looking for a software that allows me to sync two directories of different networks by using an FTP share in between. Ideally the FTP share would not hold the complete data of the source directory,...
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Is there an app to sync two android devices over Bluetooth ? (like Syncthing or Resillo, but over Bluetooth)

Is there an app that can sync folders and files in two android devices ? The devices are physically nearby, but not connected to the same Wi-Fi network. They are connected to the internet using their ...
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Better Magic Wormhole alternative

I'm fed up with Magic Wormhole. I once stumbled upon an alternative program that claimed to do thing better, but I simply cannot find it any more. I only recall that it linked a blog post explaining ...
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Software to handle copying files from unreliable external HDD

The software does not NEED to be exactly for that purpose. But basically the issue is that I'm trying to copy files from an old external HDD that fell hard on the ground at least three times. I was ...
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Annotate pdf in real time (android and pc)

What app can I use to annotate pdfs and view the annotations in real-time? Basically I would like to annotate a pdf on dropbox on my android and be able to view the changes on my PC on an ...
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File syncing software for use without internet, should ignore certain folders

I have seen a lot of similar questions, but I'm looking for a specific solution and I don't know if any of the common programs offer that solution or which of them would be best suited. I have a PC, ...
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Program to help synchronize folder structures, with a twist

I am looking for a "file-synchronization" tool (you'll understand the quotes shortly) with the following properties: cross-platform (Linux and Windows at a minimum) this implies that it should be ...
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WinSCP alternative for Ubuntu

I've always used WinSCP for Windows to keep my directories up to date with the sync option. This is a really useful feature that most FTP clients lack. Now I started programming on Ubuntu and, since ...
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Android: software for perfoming desktop-initiated rsync-like downloads from Android to desktop?

I know that I can use adb from my desktop computer to take a backup of my sdcard ... adb pull /sdcard/ . This downloads everything from my sdcard to the specified directory on my desktop machine. ...
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Sync music library with Sony NW-A55L

I'm currently owning an Ipod 120Gb classic, but the battery is dying (only lasts a couple hours). I'm considering replacing it with a Sony NW-A55L which looks fine, but i'd like to be able to sync my ...
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Free open-source alternative to Google Drive file synchronization

I'm looking for a free and open source app for Windows (other desktop and mobile OS support welcome) which can allow me to sync files from and to: Internal hard drives; External drives (portable HDDs/...
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How can I edit/share the same text file from my Linux laptop (code editor or command line) and my iPhone?

The only way to edit the same file on iPhone and (Linux) laptop that I can find is Google Drive. However, on laptop Google docs don't have code syntax colouring / highlighting. Also with Google docs ...
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File Synchronization for Cordova app

we are building a cordova app and need to sync large files with our server. It is supposed to work like Dropbox. The files on the server should always be synchronized with the client files. I am ...
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Files synchronization tool

I have a Windows workstation and a Linux server. So far I used an SFTP client (WinSCP) to connect with the server for updating/downloading files, but I would like software to immediately upload/...
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Lightweight self-hosted synchronization tool

The need here is to be able to sync a few "mounts" on multiple devices, desktop and, if possible, mobile (Android + SailfishOS). There are a few existing tools, such as OwnCloud and NextCloud, which ...
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OneDrive client equivalent but with external drive or network drive for cloud

The facts: I have 1.2TB of data (work 0.8TB, personal 0.4TB) I like to have all my files in on place, one folder with subfolders. It's more convenient to backup one folder stored on a single HDD, ...
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The most efficient way to backup changes for directory with lots of small files

What is the most efficient way to backup for this situation: 900 thousand files, 30 GB total, most of the files are extremely small - few KB. Sometimes some files change transactionally, most of the ...
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Which distro supporting ZFS is currently most performant?

I am setting up a networked system for acquiring a large number of streamed camera images (up to 3GB/s of raw tif files; up to 2TB per experimental acquisition). The host that acquires the data will ...
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Auditing and reporting config file changes across servers

Is there any open source tool that can help me to maintain consistency of files across nodes? Suppose there is one master file on the master node (nginx.conf). I'm looking for a tool that compares ...
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Sync data between 2 computers using 2 or more removable drives that are much smaller than the data itself

I need to sync large data between two PCs and my only (fast) option is USB drive much smaller than the total data to be synced. I need a software that'll automatically manage the process of ...
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Catalog and tag files from offline sources and show them as a drive

I have 2 or 3 sources where I store my files. My laptop, a flash disk, a portable drive or a network NAS. What I would like to do, is: to catalog all of them and create a virtual file system and see ...
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sync two folders on Windows 10 with real-time monitoring including file deletions

Before anyone says this is a duplicate, I saw the multiple duplicate questions but they are all many years old and I'm hoping there are better solutions out now. I have a Debian server that has my ...
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iPad+Mac eBook library management

I'm looking for Mac and iPad apps to replace my current iBooks (now Apple Books) workflow. Even before starting to use iBooks, I had a folder in my Mac with eBooks (mostly PDF and ePub, a few DjVu), ...
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file synchronisation with central database

I'm looking for a file synchroiniasion on W10 like Synctoy, NextCloud or FreeFileSync. However, I want a central database that stores the data for deletions and renames. FreeFileSync, NextCloud, and ...
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Cross-platform tool to copy large files with in-transit data verification

I need to copy a few hundred GB of data between two machines. Due to limited diskspace and time I would far prefer known-good transfers on the first go, so I want something that verifies the data as ...
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automated macOS file sync similar to Microsoft offline files

I use multiple Apple computers and need to sync files between them. To make my life a bit easier, I am considering to run a server that is available 24/7. However, I would like something automated, i....
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Simple, private, non-syncing folder sharing

It's the age old problem of transferring files between two computers over the internet, but with a few restrictions: Must not sync. Syncing requires uploading/downloading all files in folder. This ...
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how to automatically copy pictures and videos from specific folders on Android to Windows PC through USB

I spent 2 days to find a software that would have those very basic requirements but I failed: automatically move pictures from folder X and Y on the phone to folder Z on my PC automatically move ...
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Desktop application to manage cloud storage services

I'm looking for an application that will wrap other cloud storage services (Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, etc.), and will allow customized syncing, similar to odrive. Currently I'm using odrive ...
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Sync a custom chrome extension across all computers that chrome user is longed in?

Anyone know of chrome extension that syncs DATA of each individual chrome extensions, for example, it will sync a list of rules you created for a custom extension across all current chrome user ...
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Desktop synchronization client my SMB server

I'm looking for a client that is similar to the OneDrive client. Syncs files between a server and Windows folder but with SMB. When I delete files on the server or folder they will move to windows' ...
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Best Windows 10 Folder Mirroring Program or App?

Hello and not sure if this is exacly the right place to ask but i am basically looking for a good pogram to mirror some folders on my pc. I would like it so when i add/modify/delete a file or ...
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Cloud sync storage to sync millions of files 1TB for personal use on average laptop

I'm looking for a cloud storage solution that can sync 1TB of data just for personal use, no business or anything but consists of millions of files on an average laptop. I would like a good web ...
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