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  1. #11
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    Feb 2011
    Cheshire, UK
    Quote Originally Posted by Zabizabo View Post
    It's just easier/quick to modify in parallel files on Master and files on the USB drive than modifying the Master and do the sync
    As your library grows you will get caught out if you take this approach. You need to adopt a master / slave system and let the master update the slave on a scheduled basis. If you change a few files on the master it shouldnĺt take very long to sync the changes unless there is some networking issue. Are the 2 devices - PC and Pi - wired or wireless?

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  2. #12
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    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Western/Northern New York
    I read through the thread. Not sure I have alot to add, just echo.

    I too organize and update master/slave like the others, and use freefilesync in mirror mode. In fact, I have two locations and have a SSHD I carry back and forth to sync the locations. In one location the PC is wireless and the Pi is ethernet. FFS is quite fast, even if I have allot of additions to my library that I take from one location to another.

    Having said all of that, I tried my setup - Pi with HDD mounted, access via samba with win PC (Master) and it did indeed allow me to open and save files directly on my slave. The only situation that I have come across is the files created by the pcp "SD Card Backup". I cannot delete or modify those files, even thought they are assessable by samba. I'd like to, and discussed it in another thread. But for now they just sit there

    Curious, if you open an explorer window on the PC, does it allow you to drag and drop (over write) from master to slave.


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