Resilio Sync Local Folders

Currently Resilio Sync supports Win, Mac, Linux and Android platforms. When installing the client, you will be asked to set the synchronization folder after setting the installation path and whether to start after booting. There are two cases here. One is to synchronize the local folder to. Update : For a scripted version of this resource, refer to Scripted Resilio Sync Installation in the Resources section of the FreeNAS Community Forum. Intended Audience This post may be of interest if you are setting up Resilio Sync, not using the supplied plugin, but in a jail under FreeNAS 11.3. Assumptions The guide is suitable Continue reading Resilio Sync in a FreeNAS Jail.

  1. Resilio Sync Windows
  2. Resilio Sync Key List
  3. Resilio Sync Free
  4. Resilio Sync Home

Resilio Sync Windows

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    turtlejay posted a topic in Sync General Discussion

    Is there a way to make it so if im syncing to a folder locally, the files dont get deleted when i remove them from server side? im trying to use it as a backup and for when space needs freeing at the server.
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    turtlejay posted a topic in Sync Troubleshooting

    Hello, Im a bit new to sync and i have two questions. I have a cloud server which hosts files that are distributed to a few computers that are in our local office. lets say folder A is the cloud folder i want to sync and folders B -> D are local folders. 1.) Before i installed sync and shared the read only key from folder a, the local folders already were identical in their content to whats in the cloud. for some reason though, sync wants to re-download everything and overwrite. why would it do that if the files are already identical? 2.) Ive looked through all the sett
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Resilio Sync
Original author(s)Konstantin Lissounov
Developer(s)Resilio, Inc.
Stable release
Operating systemWindows NT, macOS, Linux, FreeBSD, Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Fire OS
Available in13 languages
English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Turkish, Dutch, Indonesian
TypeFile Synchronization

Resilio Sync (formerly BitTorrent Sync) by Resilio, Inc. is a proprietarypeer-to-peerfile synchronization tool available for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Amazon Kindle Fire and BSD. It can sync files between devices on a local network, or between remote devices over the Internet via a modified version of the BitTorrent protocol.

Although not touted by the developers as an intended direct replacement nor competitor to cloud-based file synchronization services, it has attained much of its publicity in this potential role.[1] This is mainly due to the ability of Resilio Sync to address many of the concerns in existing services relating to file storage limits, privacy, cost, and performance.[citation needed]


On 24 January 2013, BitTorrent, Inc. announced a call for pre-alpha testers to help test a new 'distributed syncing product to help manage personal files between multiple computers'.[2]

Several private pre-alpha builds of 'SyncApp' were subsequently made available to a limited group of alpha testers between January 2013 and April 2013. In mid-April 2013, the name 'SyncApp' was dropped in favor of 'BitTorrent Sync'.[citation needed]

Resilio Sync Key List

On 23 April 2013, the previously private 'alpha' was opened up to general users.[1][3][4]

As of 6 May 2013, more than a petabyte of anonymous data had been synced between users, with over 70 terabytes synced daily.[5]

As of 16 July 2013, more than eight petabytes of data had been synced using the software.[6]

BitTorrent Sync migrated from 'alpha' to 'beta', released an Android app, and introduced versioning on 17 July 2013.[7]

On 27 August 2013, BitTorrent Sync for iOS was announced.[8]

On 5 November 2013, BitTorrent announced the release of BitTorrent Sync Beta API and version 1.2 of the client, along with the milestone, having over 1 million monthly active users synced over 30 petabytes of data to date.[9]

As of 26 August 2014, there have been more than 10 million user installs and more than 80 petabytes of data synced between users.[10]

On 3 March 2015, the product finally exited beta as a commercial product, with the inclusion of a paid Pro version.[11]

On 9 September 2015, with the release of Sync 2.2, in the free version, the 10 folder limit that had been introduced with 2.0, was removed.[12]

On 21 January 2016 the release of Sync 2.3 introduced the Encrypted Folder [13] plus the ability to run as a Windows Service, to use the SDcard on Android and for paid users Selective Sync support in Linux[14]

Resilio Sync Local Folders

On 1 June 2016, product and team were spun out of BitTorrent Inc. as an independent company, Resilio Inc. which will continue development of the product under the name Resilio Sync.[15][16] Former Bittorrent CEO Eric Klinker became the head of the new company.[17][18]



Resilio Sync synchronizes files using BitTorrent.[19] The user's data is stored on the user's local device instead of in a 'cloud', therefore requiring at least two user devices, or 'nodes,' to be online to synchronize files between them. Resilio Sync encrypts data with an Advanced Encryption Standard AES-128 key in counter mode which may either be randomly generated or set by the user. This key is derived from a 'secret' which can be shared to other users to share data. Data is sent between devices directly unless the target device is unreachable (e.g. behind a firewall), in which case the data will first be relayed via an intermediary node. Many devices can be connected simultaneously and files shared between them in a mesh networking topology.

There is no limit on the amount of data that can be synced, other than the available free space on each device.[20]

Resilio Sync Free


Resilio Sync Home

Current builds of Resilio Sync are available for the following operating systems:

  • Microsoft Windows (Windows 7 or later 32 bit and 64 bit)
  • OS X (10.8 or later)
  • Linux (web interface, also GUI available for Debian derived systems)[21][22][23]
  • NAS Devices[24]
  • Android[25]
  • Amazon Kindle[26]
  • iOS[27]
  • Windows Phone[28][29]

See also[edit]

  • Syncthing, free and open-source peer-to-peer file synchronization application.


  1. ^ ab'BitTorrent Sync challenges cloud-based file management'. BBC News. Retrieved 24 April 2013.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^'Test BitTorrent Sync Pre-Alpha'. Archived from the original on 27 January 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2013.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^'BitTorrent Sync Alpha Now Open To All'. Archived from the original on 7 August 2014. Retrieved 23 April 2013.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^'Forget online drives, sync directly with BitTorrent Sync'. CNET. Retrieved 23 April 2013.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^'BitTorrent Sync Crosses One Petabyte Milestone'. Archived from the original on 8 July 2013. Retrieved 6 May 2013.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^'Behind the Scenes: The Making of BitTorrent Sync'. Archived from the original on 19 July 2013. Retrieved 17 July 2013.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^'Now in Beta: BitTorrent Sync'. Archived from the original on 19 July 2013. Retrieved 17 July 2013.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^'BitTorrent Sync for iOS: Available Now'. Archived from the original on 9 November 2013. Retrieved 28 August 2013.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^Protalinski, Emil. 5 November 2013 TheNextWeb. 'With over 1 million users and 30PB synced, BitTorrent speeds up Sync, adds iPad support, and debuts an API'
  10. ^'Introducing BitTorrent Sync 1.4: An Easier Way to Share Large Files'. Retrieved 26 August 2014.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^'Sync 2.0: Skip The Cloud, Share Direct'. Archived from the original on 15 March 2015. Retrieved 3 March 2015.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^'Sync 2.2 Now Available'.
  13. ^'Understanding the sync encrypted folder'.
  14. ^'sync 2.3 brings more features for power users'.
  15. ^'Important News about Sync'.
  16. ^Roettgers, Janko (2 June 2016). 'BitTorrent Spins Off Sync App Into Separate Company to Focus on Media (EXCLUSIVE)'. Variety. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
  17. ^Mlot, Stephanie (20 June 2016). 'BitTorrent Sync Now a Separate, Enterprise-Focused Biz'. PCMAG. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
  18. ^
  19. ^'BitTorrent Sync technology'. Archived from the original on 30 August 2013. Retrieved 29 August 2013.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  20. ^Sync BitTorrent, Inc. 'BitTorrent Sync'. Retrieved 9 May 2015.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  21. ^'BitTorrent Sync Packages and GUI'.
  22. ^'Debian and Ubuntu Desktop GUI Packages for BitTorrent Sync'.
  23. ^'Debian and Ubuntu Server Packages for BitTorrent Sync'.
  24. ^'Supported Platforms'.
  25. ^'BitTorrent Sync: Android apps on Google Play'.
  26. ^'BitTorrent Sync: Appstore for Android'.
  27. ^'BitTorrent Sync on the App Store on iTunes'.
  28. ^'BitTorrent Sync 1.3 now supporting Windows Phone'.
  29. ^'BitTorrent Sync: Windows Phone Apps'.

External links[edit]

Resilio sync key list
  • Official website
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