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

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.

    A screenshot that shows the action menu that appears when you hover your mouse over a sync relationship.

  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.

How this works

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.

Changing the settings for a sync relationship

Modify settings that define how source files and folders are synced and maintained in the target location.

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

  2. Click Settings.

  3. Modify any of the settings.

    A screenshot that shows the settings for a sync relationship.

    Here’s a brief description of each setting:

    Recently Modified Files

    Choose to exclude files that were recently modified prior to the scheduled sync.

    Delete Files on Target

    Choose to delete files from the target location, if they were deleted from the source. The default is to never deletes files from the target location.

    Retries

    Define the number of times that Cloud Sync should retry to sync a file before skipping it.

    File Types

    Define the file types to include in each sync: files, directories, and symbolic links.

    Exclude File Extensions

    Specify file extensions to exclude from the sync.

    File Size

    Choose to sync all files regardless of their size or just files that are in a specific size range.

    Date Modified

    Choose all files regardless of their last modified date, files modified after a specific date, before a specific date, or between a time range.

  4. Click Save Settings.

Result

Cloud Sync modifies the sync relationship with the new settings.

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.