If you want a easy, reliable and cross-platform way to share files between computers, phones, etc, it may be of your interest.

  • @zingo
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    22 months ago

    When we are talking terabytes of data there are faster ways for the initial sync job.

    I would just use rsync/sftp/robocopy or similar for that first copy for faster transfers, then setup Syncthing on those shares for delta syncs.

    • Avid Amoeba
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      2 months ago

      Are you sure those are faster? The only obvious slowdown in Syncthing compared to them is the initial file scan. The file transfer saturates the pipes like any other option. If you meant the file scan overhead, then we’re on the same page. ☺️

      At the same time Syncthing is ultra resilient and will auto-restart and continue syncing no matter what happens to the network connection or the hosts during transfer without intervention. This is why I stopped using rsync for initial transfers. When the initial transfer would take a week over the Internet, using Syncthing and swallowing the initial scan is nice because you don’t need to look after it.

      • @[email protected]
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        -12 months ago

        Yep, with ST I can trust the files will get there. For large folders I just occasionally check on them.