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[Discuss] BTSync

On Mon, Apr 21, 2014 at 6:37 PM, Richard Pieri <richard.pieri at>wrote:

> Greg Rundlett (freephile) wrote:
>> Git-annex and git-annex assistant are two useful (open source) tools for
>> managing files with git.  I haven't looked into them fully, but they seem
>> useful and offer some encryption options:
> Git is a poor tool for file sync services. It's particularly bad with
> large binary files such as music and video libraries. It's very good at
> what it does but what it does isn't sync.
Well, according to the author Joey Hess, git-annex and git-annex assistant
do synchronization, sort of like an open source Dropbox... so "it doesn't
do sync" is subjective.  It also handles arbitrarily large (e.g. media)
files.  If you want to keep hundreds of thousands of files in sync then
git-annex might not be the right tool. Here's what git-annex is not  and some info on scalability plus a handy intro video

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