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You can manage sync relationships at any time by immediately syncing data, changing schedules, and by deleting them.

Looking for filtering settings for a sync relationship? When you create a relationship, you can modify settings that define how source files and folders are synced and maintained in the target location. You can’t modify these settings after you create the relationship. For details, see Getting started with Cloud Sync.

Performing an immediate data sync

Rather than wait for the next scheduled sync, you can press a button to immediately sync data between the source and target.

Steps
  1. Hover over the sync relationship and click the action menu.

  2. Click Sync Now and then click Sync to confirm.

    This screenshot shows the actions that you can perform on a sync relationship.

Result

Cloud Sync starts the data sync process for the relationship.

Changing sync schedules

Relationships are automatically configured to sync data every 24 hours, but you can change the schedule to as frequently as 5 minutes. You can also disable the schedule.

Steps
  1. Hover over the sync relationship and click the action menu.

  2. Click Sync Schedule.

  3. Choose whether to turn the schedule ON or OFF and select the frequency in terms of minutes, hours, or days.

Result

Cloud Sync will now sync data between the source and target based on the updated schedule.

Accelerating sync performance

Accelerate the performance of a sync relationship by adding an additional data broker to the relationship. The additional data broker must be a new data broker.

About this task

If the existing data brokers in the relationship are used in other sync relationships, then Cloud Sync automatically adds the new data broker to those relationships, as well.

For example, let’s say you have three relationships:

  • Relationship 1 uses data broker A

  • Relationship 2 uses data broker B

  • Relationship 3 uses data broker A

You want to accelerate the performance of relationship 1 so you add a new data broker to that relationship (data broker C). Because data broker A is also used in relationship 3, the new data broker is automatically added to relationship 3, as well.

Steps
  1. Go to the Sync Relationships dashboard.

  2. Ensure that at least one of the existing data brokers in the relationship are online.

  3. Hover over the sync relationship and click the action menu.

  4. Click Accelerate.

    A screenshot of Cloud Sync that shows the action menu for a sync relationship. Accelerate is highlighted with the mouse pointer.

  5. Follow the prompts to create a new data broker.

Result

Cloud Sync adds the new data broker to the sync relationships. The performance of the next data sync should be accelerated.

Deleting relationships

You can delete a sync relationship, if you no longer need to sync data between the source and target. This action does not delete the data broker instance and it does not delete data from the target.

Steps
  1. Hover over the sync relationship and click the action menu.

  2. Click Delete and then click Delete again to confirm.

Result

Cloud Sync deletes the sync relationship.