With Bitsync you can sync folders/files aross computers, tablets, phones., like Dropbox. But your data with bitsync is private and secure on your own harddrives, data carrier.
Pro’s of Bitsync:
- All your data in own hands, no 3th party “cloud”
- The only size limitation is your own hard drive. Files can be 1kb, or even 1TB!
- If you have 2 devices. 1 PC and 1 smartphone. If the pc is off the smartphone can’t sync because the PC is off.
That’s why we use the Raspberry pi. It’s always on with low power consumption.
How to install Bitsync on the Raspberry Pi:
sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list.d/btsync.list
past following lines:
deb http://debian.yeasoft.net/btsync wheezy main contrib non-free deb-src http://debian.yeasoft.net/btsync wheezy main contrib non-free
Control + x to close/save the file.
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install btsync
Config: Default Sync instance? Yes.
Port nr? Pick something random: for example: 45454
Portmapping UPNP: Own choice, If you don’t use UPNP you must manually open the port in your modem/router. For now we choose YES.
Bandwidth: 0 = No limit.
Web interface: Leave it. Hit enter key.
Web interface port: 8888
Specify a password for the interface:
Add a folder, Generate a private key, You will need enter this key on your smartphone/pc to sync with the just created folder.
How to stop Btsync?
sudo service btsync stop
Bit torrent sync will auto start on raspberry pi boot up.