Real-Time File Synchronization with Disk Change Monitoring

In addition to the periodic and scheduled file synchronization capabilities, SyncBreeze Ultimate and SyncBreeze Server provide the user with advanced real-time file synchronization allowing one to monitor the source and/or destination directory and trigger the file synchronization command after a user-specified number of file system changes.

Real-Time File Synchronization

The real-time file synchronization capabilities are especially useful when the amount of file system changes is not even over time with sudden spikes of file system changes followed by periods of low activity. In such a situation, it will be wasteful to frequently perform periodic file synchronization if nothing has changed, but on the other hand, if someone suddenly changes a large number of files, these changes should be synchronized as soon as possible.

Real-Time File Synchronization Options

The most balanced approach for such situations is a combination of periodic file synchronization with real-time disk change monitoring configured to trigger the file synchronization command after a user-specified number of changes. In this way, if the amount of file system changes is below the threshold defined in the real-time disk change monitor, the timer will execute the file synchronization command according to the scheduled time interval. On the other hand, if there are too many changes, the disk change monitor will trigger the file synchronization command before the scheduled time.

In order to enable real-time file synchronization for a file sync command, open the command dialog, select the 'Advanced' tab and select the 'Monitor Changes' checkbox. SyncBreeze allows one to monitor the source directory, the destination directory or both directories simultaneously. Enter an appropriate number of changes that should trigger the file synchronization command and press the 'Save' button.