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    Decentralized Sync

    Currently, a lot of people use Ubuntu One to sync their documents, pictures, .etc .etc between computers

    This is a highly inefficient way of syncing files across computers, as it follows the path

    Computer 1 -> (uploads changed file to Ubuntu One) -> (Notices changes and downloads) -> Computer 2

    Unnecessary space, bandwidth, and other resources on Ubuntu One are wasted, and the process is slow and inefficient.

    Instead, we should have a method to allow direct computer-to-computer sync through something similar to a p2p network. Sort of like Windows Live Mesh.

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    Re: Decentralized Sync

    I have seen this feature on the long-roadmap somewhere, i dunno what happened, but i think they got take over by Mobile features request.

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    Re: Decentralized Sync

    I think that idea might have transformed into Landscape.

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    Re: Decentralized Sync

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    Re: Decentralized Sync

    Quote Originally Posted by rai4shu2 View Post
    I think that idea might have transformed into Landscape.
    Nah Landscape is just monitoring and remote access, not exactly syncing different machines/devices.

    +1 to the idea.
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    Re: Decentralized Sync

    The client is Libre, and it suppose to be a client to client mesh-y thing,
    so we can do it.

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    Re: Decentralized Sync

    One benefit of the way Dropbox and U1 works currently is an off-line backup of files (which also makes access from a system not synced easy via the web).


    But more choice is always welcome



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    Re: Decentralized Sync

    Dropbox also does sync on LAN.

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    Re: Decentralized Sync

    Quote Originally Posted by HermanAB View Post
    Dropbox also does sync on LAN.
    Dropbox is limited to 2G + the number of invites you get.
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    Re: Decentralized Sync

    As already mentioned, Dropbox does as you suggest (and backs up to the cloud).

    A Brainstorm has been raised to suggest doing the same thing with Ubuntu One.
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