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Will_m



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P2P Syncing Software?
      #1032888 - 10/02/13 12:51 PM
Hi all, for the last few years I've been using Windows Live Mesh to sync my audio projects across my computers but sadly Microsoft have decided to end this service this week and replace it with Skydrive, which currently has much less functionality and is solely cloud based.

Just wondering if anyone had an experiences with an other P2P sync software? I've been looking at aerofs but its still in private beta. Also checked out Cubby which is paid and I just missed the intro price, this has cloud and P2P functionality though which is nice.

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Re: P2P Syncing Software? new [Re: Will_m]
      #1032889 - 10/02/13 12:57 PM
Dropbox all the way for me.

Doesn't Cubby have a free option? I'm certainly using it free...

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Will_m



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Re: P2P Syncing Software? new [Re: Will_m]
      #1032890 - 10/02/13 01:07 PM
I do use dropbox for cloud based syncing/storage with clients but the feature I'm looking for is the localized file syncing that allows you to sync unlimited data across computers without the cloud.

I currently have about 300GB which live mesh is syncing for me but I couldn't do this with dropbox, I can with the paid for version of Cubby but I'm looking for a free alternative ideally to replace live mesh.

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The Elf
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Re: P2P Syncing Software? new [Re: Will_m]
      #1032892 - 10/02/13 01:35 PM
Quote Will_m:

the feature I'm looking for is the localized file syncing that allows you to sync unlimited data across computers without the cloud.



Ah, OK. Gotcha. Some sync services do offer a local network 'short-cut' (including Dropbox), but they are all, as you say, cloud-based.

I know of one small office setup that uses GoodSync - who I recall offering a freebie of their version-minus-1 software. They seem happy with it, but I have no personal experience, so can't offer it as a recommendation.

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Re: P2P Syncing Software? new [Re: Will_m]
      #1032903 - 10/02/13 03:00 PM
Not the easiest solution to setup by any means, but SVN works well for me.
http://subversion.apache.org/
I use it mostly for programming, but it works just as well for the audio stuff and video stuff. The only downside is my NAS is a bit slow, so it can take a while to sync large files.


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Will_m



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Re: P2P Syncing Software? new [Re: Will_m]
      #1033163 - 12/02/13 02:45 PM
Thanks guys I did check both of those out but I didn't really like Goodsync and SVN is a bit too complicated for me. I'm still holding out for AeroFS, this looks great but still in beta. Such a shame that Mesh is now defunct it really was a great little program.

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Re: P2P Syncing Software? new [Re: Will_m]
      #1033224 - 12/02/13 11:53 PM
also look at

http://www.2brightsparks.com/

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