I was told to post this here by moderator leo HuangLijun .
Here is the original: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itprogeneral/thread/5299cf36-0843-4c63-a41d-cb1aa0eefde6
I have been trying to sync (echo mode) some directories with Synctoy 2.1 x64 on Windows 7 x64.
The comparison/scanning phase is fine, but when it gets to the sync phase (where it deletes and copies files), Synctoy absolutely chews up all my memory!
The system eventually is so unstable that I need to turn it off at the wall in order to continue working.
I have uninstalled my virus scanners, and I still have the issues.
[[I have not tried the 32-bit version.]]
EDIT: I just tried the 32-bit version. Instead of eating up all my memory, and then slowing down my computer to an un-usable crawl, I got the message: "... Exception from HRESULT: 0x8007000E (E_OUTOFMEMORY))"
My machine has 4GB of RAM, which should be enough, I would assume?
Does anyone else have these problems, and perhaps a solution?
On another un-related note, I absolutely hate how SyncToy automatically loads and expands the entire directory tree when going into the 'choose subdirectory' screen.
Start collapsed, and use highlighting and colour to indicate which folders may have changed since the last scan so that the user can assess whether they want to also sync or delete new subdirectories, or have a 'changes only' view
Hopefully Microsoft will read this and investigate / make the changes for Synctoy 2.2
I have similar problems with Synctoy 2.1 x64 on Windows 7 x64. It is used to backup from network shares to a PC hard drive with a total of about 2TB of data.
The backup machine becomes unresponsive to the mouse and keyboard, though I think it is still running in the background and would eventually recover from this state. Power button is the only way to get back control.
The sheer quantity of files seems to overload Synctoy when running "All Folder Pairs" - it creates too many actions for it to handle.
Breaking the job into smaller chunks seems to fix this - which I have now automated with a small batch file:
cd "c:\program files\synctoy 2.1"
Synctoycmd.exe -r PhotoEcho
Synctoycmd.exe -r MusicEcho
Synctoycmd.exe -r FilmsEcho
Synctoycmd.exe -r SoftwareEcho
Synctoycmd.exe -r WebSitesEcho
This batch file is now in TaskScheduler to run at 01:30 in the morning twice a week - and to stop the job if it runs past 08:00. The log files report that it is running ok and finishes quite quickly - so I am happy to leave it like this.
I have a similar problem on my windows 7 64bit lenovo laptop. I find that if I leave synctoy running overnight it will consume more and more memory (confirmed via event logs) even after it has finished its sync job. By morning the laptop will be unusable. Seems like a bad memory leak even in idle state.
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