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How does synchronization work?

Hello,

I can't quite figure out how the synchronization works on iFolder? I have the following setup:

ifolder 3.7 server at the office.
ifolder 3.7 client on a PC at the office.
ifolder 3.7 client on PC that is offsite.

I will be moving data to the ifolder folder on the PC at the office so it will be synced with the server. I then want the PC that is off-site to take these files from the server and copy them to the the remote PC.

Each night I will delete the files of the PC in the office and add new files. I want these old files removed from the server which will in turn remove them from the remote PC. The new files will then be synced with the server and then copied to the remote PC.

But...if I delete them from the PC at the office, won't the server see them on the remote PC and re-add them?

What do the sync times mean on each client and the server itself? What's the best times to put in...is 5 minutes too much (especially if I'm syncing GB's worth or data each night)?

Thanks very much for your help.
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Re: How does synchronization work?

Hello,

I can't quite figure out how the synchronization works on iFolder? I have the following setup:

ifolder 3.7 server at the office.
ifolder 3.7 client on a PC at the office.
ifolder 3.7 client on PC that is offsite.

I will be moving data to the ifolder folder on the PC at the office so it will be synced with the server.
Good! Additions, Deletions and changes to the local iFolder will be propagated to the server.

I then want the PC that is off-site to take these files from the server and copy them to the the remote PC.
Actually, the server notifies the iFolder clients of any Additions, Deletions and changes to files on the server and propagates all changes via the iFolder clients to the local iFolders on all the PC's.

Each night I will delete the files of the PC in the office and add new files. I want these old files removed from the server which will in turn remove them from the remote PC. The new files will then be synced with the server and then copied to the remote PC.
Yes. That is how it works.

But...if I delete them from the PC at the office, won't the server see them on the remote PC and re-add them?
No. The server knows that you deleted files from one of the local iFolders and will tell all the iFolder clients to delete those files from their respective local iFolders.

What do the sync times mean on each client and the server itself? What's the best times to put in...is 5 minutes too much (especially if I'm syncing GB's worth or data each night)?
The sync times specify how often the iFolder client and Server check to see if the folders need to be synchronized. If there is nothing to sync, there is no point having it check too frequently.

Thanks very much for your help.
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Re: How does synchronization work?

Thanks very much for this explanation and confirming for me that I'm using iFolder correctly.
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