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How to setup two existing folders on two machines as a sync folder in mesh? RRS feed

  • Question

  • These two folders are identical because of foldershare.
    I delete the library in foldershare and add a folder in mesh and map it to the folder on both machines.
    However, a lot of conflicts are observed: files/folders with same name but different modifying times.
    Do I have to resolve these conflicts manually? How to set up synchronization between two existing folders across two machines?

    Also I noticed that sync process in mesh is much slower than in foldershare. Is this always the case?

    Thanks a lot!
    • Edited by eruisi Wednesday, June 25, 2008 2:56 AM forgot one more thing
    Wednesday, June 25, 2008 2:52 AM

Answers

  • You will have to resolve them manually. Essentially you just have to choose one of them as the victim to be "killed".

    Why dont you just delete the entire folder on one of your machines and then use Mesh to recreate it via synchronisation?


    no idea about speed. I suspect mesh has an intelligent algorithm for deciding when best to sync but I'll bet its not optimum in 100% of cases. It would be interesting to find out.

    -Jamie

    http://jamiethomson.spaces.live.com/ | http://blogs.conchango.com/jamiethomson
    Wednesday, June 25, 2008 1:28 PM

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  • You will have to resolve them manually. Essentially you just have to choose one of them as the victim to be "killed".

    Why dont you just delete the entire folder on one of your machines and then use Mesh to recreate it via synchronisation?


    no idea about speed. I suspect mesh has an intelligent algorithm for deciding when best to sync but I'll bet its not optimum in 100% of cases. It would be interesting to find out.

    -Jamie

    http://jamiethomson.spaces.live.com/ | http://blogs.conchango.com/jamiethomson
    Wednesday, June 25, 2008 1:28 PM
  • Thanks for your reply.

    The advantages I noticed for Mesh vs. Foldershare include:

    1. 5GB Internet storage, you don't have to keep one machine on for accessing the data.
    2. Fully support unicode file name

    disadv:

    1. uses too much memory (100M)
    2. login too slow
    3. responding to changes is sluggish


    Wednesday, June 25, 2008 3:40 PM
  • There's always trade-offs :)

    http://jamiethomson.spaces.live.com/ | http://blogs.conchango.com/jamiethomson
    Wednesday, June 25, 2008 4:08 PM