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. 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 More Options > Other Settings > Advanced tab.||Downloads changes after specific intervals.|
|Type of Remote Storage||Managed Storage (My Files and Shared with Me) as well as Network Folders setdup with real-time sync.||Network Folders and local to remote backup.|
|Initial Setup||Folders under My Files and Shared Folders with Sync permissions are automatically downloaded.||User manually chooses folders to download and sync.|
|Limits||Managed Files (no limit, tested up to 300,000 files), Network Folders with real-time sync (50,000 Files).||Efficient up to 500-1000 folders. The more folders, the longer it takes to synchronize.|