This is a new major beta release which introduces the new async mode.
Even if working well for more than a week on my NAS, I still need more feedback before releasing it as stable.
Please do not activate async mode unless you are sure of what you are doing – and remember to backup your Dropbox content, as usual.
Async mode allows to wait for file change notifications from the hard disk (using inotify) and from Dropbox (using longpoll_delta API). When notified, SynoBox will start syncing, without waiting for the next scheduled run.
This is an non-default option, which must be activated in the preferences.
To use async mode, you will need to set schedule execution at least every 5 minutes. For example:
- To always use async mode, just leave the time between two syncs to 5 minutes
- To use async mode on monday-friday but not other days, just use the scheduler to sync every 5 minutes on monday-friday (e.g. %5 * * * mon-fri) and 6 or more minutes on saturday-sunday (e.g. %60 * * * sat-sun)
If it does not show in the preferences, it probably means that inotify is not working on your platform:
- Check the “checking for pyintofy” line in the SynoBox installation log (in the Package Center)
- Report this in the forums to let me know
Other minor changes:
- added HTTPS option to secure gui
- updated gui to run as synobox user instead of root
- updated gui to show files and folders count
- fixed logs to display as utf-8
- packaging changes to display better in the package center