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

  • @[email protected]
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    52 months ago

    This is one file at a time. It’s designed more for very quick “Oops I need that photo” sort of stuff.

    What you want to do is better served by NFS, SMB or SFTP.

      • Avid Amoeba
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        32 months ago

        Synced many terabytes, over WiFi, Ethernet and the Internet with Syncthing. It works for all use cases, large and small.

        • @[email protected]
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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.

      • Fontasia
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        22 months ago

        Am I allowed to think it’s weird the entire open source community can’t compete with SMB?

        • lemmyreader
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          22 months ago

          SMB is a protocol that can be used with Samba software in Linux since many years, so there is no need to compete I figure. Depending on the use case, I like to use rsync for copying files across.

    • Edu4rdSHLOP
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      22 months ago

      It does actually support several files, folders, or anything.