First Synchronize Task

This article describes how to create a simple synchronization task. To do it, follow the next brief instruction:

  1. Run a New Task Wizard by the button on the main panel or by pressing Ctrl+N.
  2. Select Sync, and then click Next. Do not mark "Use Advanced Wizard" if you plan to stay in a simple mode.
Step 1 - Create a synchronization task in simple mode.
  1. (For a network solution only) Select a remote machine to use it for sync a first folder in the upper left corner.
  2. On the left panel, click onto a plug-in name to select a first folder; for example, to choose a local folder, click Computer.
  3. On the right panel, select a folder for synchronization, and then click Next.
Step 2 - select the first folder for synchronization in simple mode
  1. On the next step, select a second folder by repeating pp. 3-5 for choosing it among storage plug-ins and folders.
Step 3 - select the second folder to synchronize in simple mode
  1. On the next step, select sync direction. You can copy a first folder to a second folder, or vice versa or just merge the two folders content.
Step 4 - Select the direction of data synchronization in simple mode
  1. On this step, you can also select what to do with identical filenames in the two folders: copy or skip. After setting up your sync options on this step, click Next.
  2. The next step is for scheduling your task. If you plan to run a task in automatic mode, check the "Enable scheduler" option.
Step 5 - setting up a schedule for data synchronization in simple mode
  1. After enabling scheduling, you can choose a starting time and d repeating period for a task. When you finish, click Next.
  2. On the final step of your task, give it a name. You can also mark an option to run a task immediately after finishing its creation. On the task wizard window, you can see all task parameters (return and change any of these parameters if you need it).
Step 6 - Set a name for the synchronization task in advanced mode.

Data sync is similar to backup, although it works only between data storage plug-ins and folders, and lack many backup options such as encryption, compression and versioning. Its primary purpose is to establish identity and actuality of data in two synchronized folders.

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