The first thing I thought when I first heard of the idea is using it to do server backup. Amazingly, the team behind BTSync provided binaries for a wide range of platforms: Windows XP SP3+, Mac OSX 10.6+, Linux with kernel 2.6.16+ in 4 different architectures ARM/PPC/i386/x86_64.
Installed the app for Mac OSX:
|Connected devices. I only have one other device.|
|Folders to sync. BTSync supports unlimited number of folders.|
|Files that are being sync'd.|
|A simple logging system.|
Running the Linux binary will expose a Web UI at port 8888 (configurable):
|Very familiar Bootstrap look.|
|The Settings screen is quite basic.|
In my testing with a 48MB folder containing 4164 files -- typical if you are doing server backup -- it took 21 minutes to complete. The Mac app connected almost instantly to the server when I added the private key. Impressive!
As a bonus, here is how you let BTSync start at startup on the server (I used Ubuntu):
sudo vi /etc/init.d/btsync
#!/bin/shsudo chmod +x /etc/init.d/btsync
sudo update-rc.d btsync defaults