I usually use SyncToy, but I'm having some errors and some fails in sync.
I started a sync between my company server and a portable hard disk.
My sync job is some what big: 26.379 Files, 2.576 Directories, 14,9GB
I’ve configured then sync job and made Preview, after a few minutes, it updated the destination tree
=> Suggestion: while in Preview, it should show some activity, SyncToy shows the path of the file.
After Preview, I pressed Run, a new window come up, saying:
“ Setting up progress bar”
It remain like this until about 17:42, it took 20 minutes to show some action (copy/remove/etc…), if copied for about 9 minutes, after another big pause (except the progress bar that some times added a new bar – it was working), 18:11 copied 2 new files, 18:28 removed a lot of files, 19:35 to 19:37 copied and removed some files (very slow, it took some seconds to delete small files in the same directory)...
=> Suggestion: Like my upper suggestion, it should always show some thing, if the file is identically, it should log it in the Progress Window, this way we know it is working, and in what point.
=> Suggestion: In the run window, every line should/could have a colour, just link in the tree after Preview, it is better to see.
=> Suggestion: In big files, it would be nice to say, starting copy… copied, in SyncToy, the progress bar shows the progress of this file, not all job.
=> Another Suggestion: On the top, on the right of the Run, Preview and refresh buttons, you could place a legend with the colour and what it means
I’m not saying that SyncToy is better, only that its feed-back helps more and also it looks faster, actualy a lot faster.
Is the any thing we can do to improve your program?
It is now 18:40, it’s about 20% of the 1st job done (one and half hour and just 20%), I think it is to slow, and that a simple delete *.* and xcopy *.* /S should be faster.
Realy: Is the any thing we can do to improve your program?
EDIT: 21-12-2009, It took 4 hours and 14 minutes to do 1st job, I have 3 jobs, it is very slow, I'm using a 100MB Ethernet, and at the moment only 3 computers are connected to the network