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Free open-source on-premise file sharing server

Have a look at owncloud. It is open source and can install on premise. According to your requirements: Uploading big files It can expose the drive via WebDAV There ares some collaborative editing ...
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Windows software to compare thousands of files byte-by-byte

If the similarly structured tree is identical you can use Beyond Compare. This software can easily compare folders and its content
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Software to clone two hard drives

What you're looking for is Disk Image Backup. Windows has this feature built in so you don't even have to download anything. Disk Image Backup basically creates a completely identical copy of a ...
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Program capable of syncing large number of small files

Well, you don't specify the gratis tag, so ... I tried all the free synch programs. I even recommended some of them on this site (the best being http://www.freefilesync.org/). But, in the end, I ...
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Where can I find a GUI tool to duplicate files across a system as they change?

Well, it took more than "several weeks" to make this tool. I'm calling it File Tracker - a bulk diff/merge tool for Windows, Mac OSX, and Linux desktop: https://file-tracker.cubiclesoft.com/ File ...
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Rsync like program for Windows 7

Aside from the Cygwin package mentioned by Kodiologist (and by extension one for MobaXterm), there's also cwRsync, and Grsync )which also works as a GUI for rsync on UNIX systems too). You could also ...
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Syncing software with 2 way sync and no deletions

The free version of SyncBack (known as SyncBackFree) by 2BrightSparks meets your requirements: Be free - YES! No file transfer limit - YOU BETCHA! Have an option for 2 way sync with no deletions made ...
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Free file storage, working as Git/GitHub, Windows, portable

You can try MEGA: 50GB free Can synchronize files through MEGAsync (you can copy the MEGAsync from %appdata% to your USB-stick) You can share files
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files folder compare / search in all subfolders for Windows / Linux

If you don't care about comparing folders themselves, and just want to find duplicate files, then look for a "find duplicate" program, like FDUPES (it's old home) or RDFind. Kdiff3 compares folder ...
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What is simple way to sync contents in my local computer to the contents in a remote server using the terminal/Unix?

I recommend lsyncd for this purpose. It monitors your local directory for any new files and then uses rsync to transfer data to a destination. rsync performs an incremental backup, what means that ...
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Sync my Dropbox, Onedrive or OneNote with my personal FTP server?

As for DropBox, try run Dropbox from scheduler as described in DropBox forum, it sync files locally. And then sync FTPBox or other way to desired location. UPD: rclone can be used to sync dropbox ...
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Server-Client Version Control Software for personal files

I would suggest taking a look at mercurial with the zipdoc extension. Mercurial is a distributed version control system, like git but more user friendly, that is free, gratis & open source and ...
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File Storage Synchronization Local Service

My experience is with FreeFileSync and it runs on Win/Mac/Linux. You can synchronize cloud storage via SFTP and also FTP and MTP protocols are supported. On each version is getting better, and you ...
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File system or tool with bidirectional remote syncing of a folder

Bidirectional syncing is the exact goal of Unison, see https://www.cis.upenn.edu/~bcpierce/unison/ : Unison is a file-synchronization tool for OSX, Unix, and Windows. It allows two replicas of a ...
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Dropbox-similar software that runs on Windows XP

From softonic.com Cloud storage is all the rage, but some offerings have complicated web access and force you to download / upload manually in order to save your files. Enter MegaSync. Mega has ...
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Is there any cloud service has end to end encryption plus binary diff sync?

To get end-to-end encryption it is inevitable to install a piece of software on your client. Such tools exist and often work with more than one cloud. I would recommend to have a look at Boxcryptor, ...
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Simple, private, non-syncing folder sharing

Try with simplest approaches - use VPN and network shared folder. If possible - consider having third host that would act as VPN server only (to overcome difficulties in port forwarding that you ...
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Better Magic Wormhole alternative

Edit (a couple of years later): After having finally found the application I had been looking for, I could try it out and it had its issues too. So instead I decided it would be best to invest my time ...
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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?

FolderSync can do this (I'm using its paid version for years). It lets you define "folder pairs" consisting of a local directory matched to a remote directory, and have them sync'd e.g. ...
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copy or move tool that will skip over error messages but will log them

You could use Robocopy, which comes pre-installed with Windows 7-10 and other versions (I believe that includes Windows 11). It is a command-line tool that you can include in a batch file if you need ...
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Version control system with fast synchronization for multimedia

You may want to look into git-annex to store files, with git-annex assistant to sync between computers. git-annex is based on Git but builds on top of it to deal with large files, as Git originally ...
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Backup and sync few important files to cloud

This comes down to personal preferences. Due to your wish to secure your data, I am going to suggest you invest in OwnCloud (I have no experience with NextCloud so I cannot recommend). There are a ...
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Monitor directories for changes and file sync

I use BitTorrent Sync from resilio: https://www.resilio.com/individuals/ Free version works very well, has clients for Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android and even Network Attached Storages.
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Free Crossplatform File Sync Software

I used BitTorrent Sync before it was renamed to Resilio. It has a free and a paid plan, and I really enjoyed how it really did download the files to my Android devices instead of just pretending to do ...
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What cloud storage/syncing tools will meet our needs?

Reading your requirements, you could use GoogleDrive although managing folder permissions is painful, and you'd need to operate out of a browser. I am not going to bother with Cloud Software (as in, ...
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Windows software to compare thousands of files byte-by-byte

One of the simplest ways to do what you are looking for, not byte by byte but with a very low probability of missing anything, is to generate a complete tree listing for both trees with a fingerprint ...
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Sync an entire drive between two Windows 10 computers on demand, without going to the cloud

I decided to use Git. Specifically the 64-bit Windows version of Git. The 32-bit version would use up the entire 32-bit address space, then die. I have both computers connected to the same DSL router ...
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Sync software (like Seafile or Owncloud) for Windows and Android use

I'm using both Owncloud for my office and Seafile for my personal files. I started like you so I thought I'd try both for a while and see if I could make up my mind on which one to use for the long ...
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Software to clone two hard drives

Look for clonezilla. It is what we use at my company. You can do it to multiple drives at once. It copy's everything down to bad sectors even. Very thorough. Also it's free
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Software to clone two hard drives

I’ve done exactly what you asked when I rebuilt a Windows media server and upgraded the disk drive. I used Casper, a product I’ve been using for a number of years. I’ve used it for desktop and ...
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