Sync Engine Types
FileCloud Sync has two types of synchronization engines.
- A real-time synchronization engine
- A periodic synchronization engine
Real-time synchronization synchronizes files as they change locally and with minimum delay from the server. You can initiate a sync immediately using the Sync Now option. Real-time synchronization works for all files inside Managed Storage (My Files and Shared with Me) and for Network Folders set up with real-time sync.
Periodic synchronization synchronizes files on a specified time interval starting at every 30 minutes, 1 hour, etc, depending on your setting in Sync Frequency in the Settings screen of the main dashboard. Periodic synchronization works for all files inside Network Folders. Backing up files from your local computer to your remote server is also a form of periodic synchronization.
|Real-time Synchronization||Periodic Synchronization|
|Local Change Upload Frequency||Uploads local changes as soon as a local file changes.||Uploads changes after specific intervals.|
|Remote Change Download Frequency||Default is every 2 minutes; can be changed by changing the Sync Frequency in the Settings screen of the main dashboard.||Downloads changes after specific intervals.|
|Type of Remote Storage|
Managed Storage (My Files and Shared with Me) as well as Network Folders set up with real-time sync.
Local to remote backup, Network Folders
|Initial Setup||Folders under My Files and Shared Folders with Sync permissions are automatically downloaded.||User manually chooses folders to download and sync.|
|Efficient up to 500-1000 folders. The more folders, the longer it takes to synchronize.|