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 Post subject: Why an easy to use, portable RSYNC for Windows is important
PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:37 pm 
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I'd really like to see this come together and here's why...

  1. Fewer writes to external Flash media mean it could last last YEARS longer than it would under normal circumstances.
  2. This is exacerbated by the fact that Microsoft, Adobe, and many other file types are only going to get bigger over time. Yet the actual change to individual files when you make minor changes probably hasn't increased much over time.
  3. If a program like this takes off and becomes widely available, ordinary developers will start making software that specifically tries to keep file changes to a minimum based on actual changes. The comparison is saving an entirely new matrix or saving a new "layer" to an existing structure.

... I'll see about putting a bounty on its creation once I get some money together. Maybe post a request to DonationCoder or something.

Background: this post was drawn from another thread about my research on RSYNC. However, I think its particularly relevant to portable users (and really anyone who does most of their work on flash-based storage).

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(added a note about background, since this topic kinda comes out of nowhere)


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 Post subject: Re: Why an easy to use, portable RSYNC for Windows is import
PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 7:28 pm 
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Old thread update: Duplicati answers this issue. However, this program only works with backups rather than synchronization. Might make a feature request on this. On the other hand, it does provide incremental backups, which is also awesome.

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