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What are people saying about GoodSync (2 licenses)

T M What is the limitations on this licence. I.E. do I have to buy a copy for each computer I want to use it on?
Nov 13 2008 at 5:21pm Copy Link
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Eugene Gindin This is the full Pro license with no limitation on use, the license you are purchasing though is priced per computer, in other words one license per PC.

Please let me know if you have any other questions.
Siber Systems Inc. - Nov 14 2008 at 3:16am Copy Link
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gail f Does this require that the computers be networked? I have 2 home computers and have wireless, but they are not networked. Do I have to buy/download/install 2 licenses then?

Thanks for clarifying!

Gail
Apr 20 2009 at 1:28am Copy Link
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Eugene Gindin If two computers are on the same wireless network they can see each other and would work fine. You are required to have one license per computer though, so in this case you would need two.
Siber Systems Inc. - Apr 20 2009 at 6:59am Copy Link
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S Hauber Just having read the old comments:

For the minmal useful possible constellation, i.e. having two of my computers being synchronized, I really do need two licenses?

This can't be right, can it?

Or does it mean I am allowed to install GoodSync only on one computer, but can synchronize all directories I can access to from this one, i.e. also the ones on the LAN. So I could synchronize e.g. c:\my_dir and \\comp2\my_dir or even \\comp1\my_dir and \\comp2\my_dir?

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Is it possible to synchronize directories on two computers which are not connected at all? Of course this would mean that this synchronization has to be done on a medium like a CD or USB-stick. Ideally this medium would contain certain information about the directory for both computers (e.g. size/date/hash-value of each file in this directory), so GoodSync can decide, if a file on the current computer should be copied to the other one...
Jan 3 2010 at 10:47am Copy Link
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Michael R My laptop your program is supposed to be installed is quite likely to be exchanged in several months. How easy is it to remove the license from my current one to the new one?
Jan 3 2010 at 6:33pm Copy Link
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Norbert Snodgrass Try this freeware solution http://allwaysync.com/index.html.
Jan 3 2010 at 11:32pm Copy Link
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Siber Systems S Hauber: That is correct, you would get a single license for a single computer which would allow you to synchronize every directory that is accessible from that machine.

Michael R: It is very easy. Our 24/7 support staff can assist you when the time comes.

Norbert: According to their website, the free product has limitations and they have also have a paid Pro version. Please let us know if you have questions about GoodSync.
Siber Systems Inc. - Jan 4 2010 at 2:29am Copy Link
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Doug A I purchased GoodSync to Go during a previous offering, and use it to back up my directories to USB hard drives periodically.

From the GoodSync FAQ:
A: You need one license per computer on which GoodSync is installed. When GoodSync syncs with a remote computer, you do not need license for this remote computer (server), you only need GoodSync license for client computer. Example: you have 5 client computers (Windows desktops) that sync to 2 servers. You need 5 licenses -- only for clients.

So, if I'm reading this correctly, then if you "designate" one system as a server and the other as a client, you should only need one license. Thus, I don't understand the "old response" by Eugene...

The "freeware" version of GoodSync is just about worthless other than for trying it - the number of file transfers allowed it too small to be of much regular use.
Jan 4 2010 at 2:36am Copy Link
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Siber Systems Doug: Sorry about the confusion caused by the previous response by Eugene. The FAQ is correct.

To clarify, you need a license for each machine that GoodSync is installed and runs on. So if you sync to a remote computer or removable drive without installing GoodSync on it, there is no additional license required. Please let me know if you require any further clarification.
Siber Systems Inc. - Jan 4 2010 at 3:05am Copy Link
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jeff k thats the problem with Roboform, goodsync etc. - great program you guys are too expensive and you want us to have license for every machine and goodsync prob only a 1 year license anyway...also, there should be a service for a couple bucks a year to upload your roboform userdata and maybe have a 10 MB limit with that goodsync button instead of trying to sell a mozy type of app to us...too expensive on everything...
Jan 4 2010 at 6:01am Copy Link
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Siber Systems GoodSync (and RoboForm) are each sold as a lifetime license. The above price is NOT an annual fee.

As far as RoboForm user data there is such a service called RoboForm Online and it is 100% free: https://online.roboform.com

Also, GoodSync does file synchronization for all files to multiple types of storage. It is not only for remote file backup like mozy.
Siber Systems Inc. - Jan 4 2010 at 6:49am Copy Link
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jack hill I already have RoboForm Pro license. Can I get further discount on GoodSync Pro license. Feel free the PM me the coupon.
Jan 4 2010 at 8:18am Copy Link
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Siber Systems jack hill: RoboForm Pro users get $10 off GoodSync Pro at all times (ie $19.95 vs $29.95), so at $14.95 this is a better deal :-)
Siber Systems Inc. - Jan 4 2010 at 8:32am Copy Link
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jack hill If I buy 2 licenses, can I get it for $10 each?
Jan 4 2010 at 1:52pm Copy Link
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jeff k Thanks for the response Simon - do you mean that red "Sync" button on the right side of Roboform Pro is not the same thing as the GoodSync program? and its free to sync my Roboform data online and not just a trial? if that's the case then i have a much better opinion of your company....probably even recommend to others again...
Jan 4 2010 at 3:33pm Copy Link
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Doug A Don't mean to answer for Simon, but the text on the online.roboform.com site states, "Introducing RoboForm Online (Beta) - A new service for RoboForm users that automatically keeps your passwords in sync between multiple computers and also allows you to access your passwords from any computer ...anywhere in the world."

Thus, sync'ing your RoboForm passwords does NOT need GoodSync Pro. You can use this free service. GoodSync Pro is for synchronizing (or backing up) your files/folders on your laptop to external drives or other systems.

For example, I have a laptop with a work directory that gets updated while on the road, with new Powerpoint charts, schedules, notes, and so forth. When I get back to the office, I can sync my work directory with my "master" directory on the company server. I also downloaded some MP3s, and want to back those up to an external hard drive where I store all my music. For these uses, I only need one license of GoodSync on my laptop.

If I also have a home computer, and did some work at home so want to synchronize one of the directories on that computer with, say, my company server, then I will need a separate license for that home computer.

If I just have two computers, though, and want to ensure all their directories are synchronized with each other, then I only need to run GoodSync Pro on one of them and only need one license. One computer acts as the host, and the other as the "server", in this case. Hope that clears things up (and Simon please correct me if I got it wrong!).
Jan 5 2010 at 12:50am Copy Link
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David Gilmour Having previously tried several other products, I have relied on Goodsync Pro as part of my routine file backup strategy for the past 20 months. I run it continuously on my workstation, and it has proved to be a dependable workhorse. I have been impressed by the steady stream of product updates. Technical support has been responsive on the few occasions I have asked for it. The $23.95 that I paid for my license has proved to be an excellent investment. This is an unsolicited endorsement. More often than not, tools like this fail to live up to my hopes and expectations; when one does, I am more than happy to let others know.
Jan 5 2010 at 2:10am Copy Link
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Siber Systems jack hill: if you buy two licenses of GoodSync Pro with the Bits Du Jour link, the total cost will be $24.90.

jeff k: Doug is 100% correct. We do not charge for GoodSync to sync RoboForm Data with RoboForm Online.

David Gilmour + Doug A: Thanks for the clarifications and recommendations!
Siber Systems Inc. - Jan 5 2010 at 2:40am Copy Link
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Jon Koerner Yeah, they had a deal on the order form where you can buy a 2nd license for $9.95, so $24.95 total for two. I got two, then placed another order for a 3rd license plus a GoodSyncPro2Go (half-priced at $19.95 on the form). Only problem is that all 4 are licensed to my name, and I wanted to give two of them away as gifts... Ought to be a way.
Jan 5 2010 at 6:31pm Copy Link
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Siber Systems Jon Koerner: I sent you an email offline to assist you further.
Siber Systems Inc. - Jan 6 2010 at 3:19am Copy Link
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Albert C. This is a great deal for everyone that wants a first license or even additional licenses. This price is even lower than the one offered by RoboForm for additional licenses of both GoodSync and RoboForm.

So congrats BDJ for such a great deal! Don't miss it guys! ;)
Jun 25 2010 at 12:25am Copy Link
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Randy DePoppe I had GoodSync for a laptop with XP. I now have a new laptop with System 7. Is the upgarde price less, more, or the same as the price in this offer? Will the System 7 version of GoodSync work with the files I created with the XP version?
Jun 26 2010 at 4:57am Copy Link
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Mr. Yoop Do you also offer GoodSync2Go for a discounted price or is it at least possible to order it together with the Bits du Jour GoodSync Pro license? In my point of view, especially GoodSync2Go gives you the flexibility for syncing multiple computers - and wth this GoodSync is really more flexible as other tools like e.g. Microsoft's SyncToy. Just one more more technical issue: I want to sync only a few directories within my major sync directory. Is it possible to save that only a subset of the directories should be synced? Otherwise, when I create a job for each subdirectory, is it possible to combine all these job to one sync "task" that executes all jobs one by one automatically? Thanks for your support! Mr. Yoop
Jun 27 2010 at 7:04am Copy Link
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Siber Systems Randy: You do not need a new license when moving to a new computer. The old one is still valid. Please contact our support at http://support.goodsync.com to request an activation. The files will work just fine.

Mr. Yoop: GoodSync2Go is offered cheaper to all GoodSync users. Re: directory subset, this can be done easily through our Filters option where you can include or exclude whichever directories you want in each Sync Job. Please contact support if you have any questions.
Siber Systems Inc. - Jun 28 2010 at 8:23am Copy Link
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David G I want to synch between my 2 laptops and my desktop. Do I need only one licence or one for each machine?
Jul 1 2010 at 5:24am Copy Link
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Andrew Vevers This is the pro version isn't it?
Jul 1 2010 at 7:18am Copy Link
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Siber Systems David: You need one license for each machine that the software is running and installed on.

Andrew: Yes, this offer is for the Pro version of GoodSync.
Siber Systems Inc. - Jul 1 2010 at 8:04am Copy Link
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Nico Westerdale Folkes, please remember our newly expanded 'Policy' section underneath the 'Buy' button should answer 95% of your licenseing questions. Be sure to check it first!
BitsDuJour Admin - Jul 1 2010 at 10:50am Copy Link
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Nico Westerdale Due to the overwhelming response Siber Systems Inc. has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Jul 1 2010 at 5:00pm Copy Link
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Brad I already own two licenses for GoodSync Pro. Can I get the GoodSync Pro USB Portable for my two laptops.   with this discount.

Thanks, Brad
Jul 2 2010 at 5:42am Copy Link
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Siber Systems Brad: We give existing GoodSync Pro users $10 off GoodSync2Go already. Please visit http://upgrade.goodsync.com
Siber Systems Inc. - Jul 2 2010 at 6:36am Copy Link
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Michel Levesque Simon,

Thanks for the info for GoodSync2Go rebate (for GoodSync Pro users).

I bought 1 license.
Jul 7 2010 at 7:09am Copy Link
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Nico Westerdale Due to the overwhelming response Siber Systems Inc. has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Apr 21 2011 at 3:09pm Copy Link
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Geoff Woodfield I have used lots of backup and synchronisation software over the years. For the last year and half I have been using Goodsync Pro. Its been flawless for me in its operation, has an attractive interface and is pretty easy to use but packed with features. You can get a free version but my advice (for what its worth) is to get the Pro version.
May 8 2011 at 6:32pm Copy Link
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Conrad TDI Sorry if I've become neurotic about double-checking version upgrade polices. I read in the "policy" box that today's offer includes free upgrades for life.

So: I imagine GoodSync will be changed over from v8.6+ to v9 quite soon. Just to be sure, am I correct that this purchase will also active a license for upcoming versions?

Thanks for taking the time to answer! Yes, at this price the Pro version is a no-brainer.....I have used the software, and it's brilliant.
May 8 2011 at 6:40pm Copy Link
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Indusekar SK Is this offer will be extended to Goodsync2go also?
May 8 2011 at 6:54pm Copy Link
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Sam Calabrese I already bought GoodSync2Go. Is there a reason to purchase GoodSync Pro? I do not need to run it under a Windows Server OS. From your website "You only need one license for GoodSync2Go, so you can buy one GoodSync2Go license and keep several computers in sync."

GoodSync2Go does what I need but I feel like I might be missing something about GoodSync Pro.

Thanks.
May 8 2011 at 6:59pm Copy Link
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Albert C. It would be nice to know about the veracity of the upgrade policy. I mean, Siber Systems broke their upgrade policy when RoboForm 7 was released and people had to pay for a supposed free lifetime upgrades license. Also they released the Everywhere version that it's pay-per-year and online based (this version becomes cheaper than the Desktop one because you pay once for all of your computers and devices). I'd like to know if the looming GoodSync 9 will also feature a new range like the RoboForm Everywhere line.

Thanks! ^_^
May 8 2011 at 11:54pm Copy Link
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Software Guy Goodsync2go pro is shown as an upcoming deal rather than being offfered today. So, for those of us who might want the program on USB, should we wait for the 2go version on another day? Thanks!
May 9 2011 at 12:31am Copy Link
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Robert Edwards I also would rather have the portable version (GoodSync2Go)
May 9 2011 at 12:58am Copy Link
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Siber Systems Conrad TDI - Correct, a purchase now will get you a free upgrade to Version 9 as it should be released soon.
Siber Systems Inc. - May 9 2011 at 1:56am Copy Link
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Siber Systems Indusekar SK - Yes, if you purchase through this deal you will also get GoodSync2Go at a discount if you wish.
Siber Systems Inc. - May 9 2011 at 2:00am Copy Link
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Siber Systems Sam Calabrese - Yes, it is all you need if you wish to just use the USB to keep in sync.
Siber Systems Inc. - May 9 2011 at 2:00am Copy Link
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Siber Systems Albert C. - There is no mention of free upgrades with GoodSync. However, given how close your purchase would be to the release of GoodSync 9, we would upgrade you at no cost.
Siber Systems Inc. - May 9 2011 at 2:02am Copy Link
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Siber Systems Software Guy & Robert Edwards - Yes, there will be a GoodSync2Go promotion on BDJ.
Siber Systems Inc. - May 9 2011 at 2:02am Copy Link
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Siber Systems Dr. Dork Vader - This is irrelevant to the GoodSync promotion. However, a few things:
We are aware of the postings where people claim free upgrades for life, but it is free upgrades within the version.Please show us where we actually say free upgrades for life.
- It's not in our license agreement - http://www.roboform.com/license
- It's not on our website - http://www.roboform.com
- It's not even listed anywhere in archives - http://web.archive.org/*/...oform.com/

You are entitled to free upgrades for Version 6. Here's a sample of the free upgrades we've delivered in RoboForm 6 over the past six years:
1) Major upgrades of IE 5, 6, and 7
2) Major upgrades of Firefox 2, 3, and 3.5
3) Major Windows changes XP, Vista and 7
4) The addition of Searchcards, Safenotes, expanded Identity control, and countless other new features
5) iphone, iPod support
6) Chrome support
7) Bookmarklets so that RoboForm would work on non-supported browsers, etc.

Lastly, there is not promise of upgrades for GoodSync.

If you wish to discuss this further, do not post here, contact our support.
Siber Systems Inc. - May 9 2011 at 2:08am Copy Link
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Albert C. Melissa, thanks for your answer.
However, I have to correct you. "Upgrades" in software are changes from versions (at least 95+% of software vendors do so). So there are updates and upgrades. In the policy tab in this offer there is "free upgrades for life". This means you only pay once for a product, not only in a version number.
Please don't mislead people talking about "upgrades" when you try to say "updates".

^_^
May 9 2011 at 2:19am Copy Link
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Siber Systems Albert - Thank you for your feedback. However, with RoboForm we never promised free upgrades "for life." Again, this discussion should not be on this forum about GoodSync but I appreciate you chiming in.
Siber Systems Inc. - May 9 2011 at 2:22am Copy Link
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Albert C. The thing is, Melissa, that I'm not talking about RF now but GS. Look at the policy tab and find out! ^_^
May 9 2011 at 2:25am Copy Link
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Kevin M So do you need to buy a separate license for every computer you'd like to sync from? It seems like the cost would add up pretty quickly that way... Thanks!
May 9 2011 at 2:28am Copy Link
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Siber Systems Albert C. - Thank you for pointing this out... we'll get this fixed.
Siber Systems Inc. - May 9 2011 at 2:35am Copy Link
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Albert C. You're welcome Melissa! ^_^
May 9 2011 at 2:37am Copy Link
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Siber Systems Kevin M - This is correct. However, you can sync one direction to any computer if that computer has GoodSync on it. To get bidirectional synchronization you will need a license on each computer. Or, with GoodSync2Go you just need that one USB.
Siber Systems Inc. - May 9 2011 at 2:37am Copy Link
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Kevin M Thanks Melissa -

I have a couple of additional questions; first, would it cost $15 for each computer, or is there a discount for multiple computers? Second, I want to use GoodSync2Go, would it be cheaper to wait until the BDJ deal comes up for that specifically, or would it be the same price to purchase a license now and buy an upgrade? Thank you!
May 9 2011 at 2:43am Copy Link
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Roger Thomasson @ Dr. Dork

We don't allow threats of legal action on these comment boards.
BitsDuJour Admin - May 9 2011 at 2:48am Copy Link
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Siber Systems Kevin M - Yes, there is a discount for each additional computer. The first would be $15, then each license after is $9.95. If you want to use the USB, with the discount from BDJ it will be $20.
Siber Systems Inc. - May 9 2011 at 2:49am Copy Link
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Roger Thomasson Folks, this promotion is for GoodSync, not RoboForm.

Nuff said?

So happy you all agree :-)
BitsDuJour Admin - May 9 2011 at 2:51am Copy Link
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Mitchell Kastner I have been using GoosdSync for years, not for sync but for backup, without complaint except that, as far as I know, it backs up folder, but not individual files. It is one tool amongst four back up programs I use.

The authors are conscientious, in that no more than a week goes by without a version change.

One suggestion: if you are like I am and are interested only in backups, then I suggest that when you create a job, you clikc on Options and uncheck delte file in source check box. As I have lots of external drive capacity on multiple USB drives, I do not care about the size of backup folders; i.e., containing files deleted from the source folder.
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Roger Thomasson FYI, the 'free upgrades for life' in the policy section was a BDJ flub. Sorry for the confusion!

-r
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Kevin M Mitchell - Thanks for the info; can you say what other three backup programs you use, and what role each of them plays in your system? Thanks!
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Steve P Melissa,

The Policy tab clearly states "Upgrades for Life". I am a software developer, and an "Upgrade" in the computer world means, from one version to the next, as in from version 1 to version 2. An "Update", which I believe is what you actually provide, means corrections and bug fixes for the current version, typically form verison 1.1 to version 1.2. The information in the policy tab is misleading. Should it not read "Free upgrade to Version 9".
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Conrad TDI Has Sibersystems considered a true Lifetime upgrade program:

- A premium, additional charge, add-on cost to a software purchase that would cover all future version changes?

I would gladly pay an additional $25 on top of today's price for such a feature, maybe more for a truly great piece of software like RoboForm or GoodSync.

This does seem to be one of the working models in today's marketplace, and I have done so with programs like AdMuncher.
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Roger Thomasson @ Steve M

"Upgrades for Life" in the policy section was, unfortunately, a miscommunication on the part of BDJ. Not Melissa or Siber System's fault!

Apologies for the confusion!

-r
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Conrad TDI Thanks for the clarification, Roger.

I'd still love an answer from Sibersytems on the potential of a real, additional cost lifetime license.

Great work here as usual, with many interesting quality pieces of software. Sorting through their varying policies cannot be easy -- just as it isn't for us as potential customers! ;)
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Vivaldi Melissa,
The BDJ tab 'Policy' states 'Free upgrades for life.' That means it includes new versions, as well as updates to the current one. An error in the Policy tab doesn't inspire confidence it either BDJ or the vendor, as it shows a serious lack of communication and attention to legal detail. 'We'll get this fixed', after the fact, is, to me, a red flag. (edit: The policy was changed as I was typing, and before I posted.)

There are comments from *two* people, not one, regarding your company not honoring its upgrade policy on software. These comments are absolutely relevant to this discussion, as the complaints aren't specific to the software, but to how upgrade policies are not being honored. The instances they're citing are about another program, but the point is to warn potential buyers of today's software that there might be a problem.

When someone posts a complaint about software or customer service on any site, I generally take it with a grain of salt, and do further research. I don't need to do that here. Your responses to the critical posts present as angry and defensive. Saying you're aware of people claiming free upgrades for life, and then challenging your customer base to 'show us' where that's stated is childish at best, and very poor business at worst. If there's a problem, then it's up to you, the vendor, to fix it. A goodwill gesture would have been to allow those people the free upgrade once. You could have enforced the policy your way from that point, as long as you made it very clear to your customers what that would be. Apparently, that didn't happen.

I was seriously considering buying GoodSync2Go when the promotion came up, but I won't be doing that now. Your responses, not the critical posts, have fueled my decision. I count customer service as an important part of any purchase; what I've seen here doesn't inspire confidence in your company.

Please don't tell me this post isn't relevant. To recap: past customers have a problem with policy being observed (no one complained about the software BTW), the vendor puts the onus on them, I use that information to make a purchasing decision regarding the software. It's relevant.
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Roger Thomasson @ Mariann

Please note my earlier response.
BitsDuJour Admin - May 9 2011 at 3:32am Copy Link
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Vivaldi @ Roger - We cross-posted. I edited the comment.
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Siber Systems Mariann C Russo - We apologized for the mix up and it has been changed. There are no free upgrades with GoodSync, we never promised this on our website or agreements. Hope that clarifies.
Siber Systems Inc. - May 9 2011 at 3:39am Copy Link
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Siber Systems Conrad TDI - Thank you for the suggestion. However, we are not currently looking into a lifetime license. We will keep that in mind for future products.
Siber Systems Inc. - May 9 2011 at 3:40am Copy Link
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Siber Systems Mariann C Russo - Additionally, I'm sorry my responses have not inspired confidence as I have done my absolute best to clarify and answer any questions to the best of my abilities. What would you have liked to see changed in my responses?
Siber Systems Inc. - May 9 2011 at 3:42am Copy Link
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Vivaldi Melissa, please reread my original post. I explained what I thought needed to be changed, and why I'm not comfortable with what's been presented. The BDJ policy error is a miniscule part of it, and it's moot now, anyway.
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Siber Systems Mariann C Russo - I apologize if you feel that way. Please feel free to contact me directly regarding these responses.
Siber Systems Inc. - May 9 2011 at 3:58am Copy Link
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Greg M Melissa,

I've been using Goodsync for years, and really like it. I sync 100s of GBs of application, mp3, and image data and files all the time between my various PCs and my Linux based server (Samba).

Can you share here what the upgrade price will be for Goodsync 8 users, who bought prior to version 9?

Also, I bought a new notebook and will retire my old one. Can I transfer a Goodsync license from an old laptop to a new one (I don't remember what the T's and C's of the license agreement are and wasn't able to find the license on your site, which could be me just skimming to quickly).

Thanks,
Greg
May 9 2011 at 4:34am Copy Link
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David McCartney Will this work with Pogoplug?

http://www.pogoplug.com/p...oplug.html
May 9 2011 at 4:35am Copy Link
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Siber Systems Greg M - Great to hear! If you bought after Nov. 2010 it will be a free upgrade. If you bought prior, there will be a discounted price. Yes, you can transfer your license. Please contact our support for further information.
Siber Systems Inc. - May 9 2011 at 5:59am Copy Link
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Siber Systems David McCartney - Yes, it is compatible.
Siber Systems Inc. - May 9 2011 at 6:00am Copy Link
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David McCartney In that case, would GoodSync2Go make more sense?
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Siber Systems In this case, GoodSync actually makes the most sense.
Siber Systems Inc. - May 9 2011 at 6:10am Copy Link
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Jonathan Keener Has anything been announced regarding the expected upgrade price when version 9 comes out? I currently have 5 licenses to GoodSync Pro and 1 for GoodSync2Go (all purchased prior to Nov. 2009) and I am wondering if it might make sense to purchase 5 new licenses here today at 50% off, or wait and upgrade my current licenses when version 9 is available. Another factor, although I'm guessing it is less likely, is whether there is any plan to have a "GoodSync Everywhere" license model like roboform?

Thanks!
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Siber Systems Jonathan Keener - There hasn't been anything announced yet. The price will most likely follow what we did for RoboForm (30%) discount. So, you may want to get upgraded here. There will not be a GoodSync Everywhere license.
Siber Systems Inc. - May 9 2011 at 6:23am Copy Link
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Conrad TDI OK......I'm game

By my calculations: unlike RoboForm, which failed to integrate seamlessly with the latest browsers unless updated to a new version, GoodSync is only operating system dependent. So, since Windows 8 is roughly 15 months away I figure the cost per day of 15 months of ownership of v9 is less than 4 cents per day. Heck-of-a deal

Thanks for your responses, Melissa
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Steve P Geeze, for $15, what's with all the argument. The "life time upgrades" was just a mistake. The reviews of the product here and elsewhere are very good otherwise. Lets give Melissa and Syber Systems a rest; I'm buying.
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Siber Systems Conrad TDI - Glad you're getting in on this deal!
Steve M - Thank you. Also, happy to hear you are getting in on the deal!
Siber Systems Inc. - May 9 2011 at 7:03am Copy Link
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VLM Hi everyone,

I've been a RoboForm and GoodSync user for years. IMO, both the company and these products are excellent:

1. They do what they say they will do.

2. They rarely break or have problems, and those that do occur, are fixed rapidly and well.

3. With the exception of a couple of individuals, their tech support is always timely and good to excellent. (No company can be in business for years without hiring a couple of bad apples. :):)

4. I see that some people are expressing preference for GoodSync2Go, and I would offer one note, not of caution, but of information: Since it is not installed via any process of which Windows is aware, the portable version cannot access the Windows Task Scheduler. For this reason, I have chosen to purchase 2 licenses for my "main machine", one desktop and one 2Go. That way, I can sync somewhere on the fly when I wish to, AND I can use all the scheduling facilities of the desktop version.

Note also that this distinction does not seem relevant WRT RoboForm. I mean, what would one schedule?

5. Yes, there WAS a big marketing flop with the release of RoboForm7. Long-time promises about lifetime upgrades were broken, in the eyes of many users. In defense of this company, and all the other companies that have mistakenly offered such lifetime upgrade programs, no company or organization can operate in the long run on the basis of one-time revenues. So speaking only for myself, I understand and believe that they simply MUST charge for major version upgrades ... but not necessarily for intraversion updates. I think there is a lot of confusion over the terms "upgrade" and "update". In the "olden days", most companies used these 2 terms correctly. But nowadays, there are so many "kids" running around who don't possess all that old-fashioned knowledge ... you know, clear definitions, coherent communication, little things like that.

6. Regarding today's cost, having been a customer for years. I can assure you all that you'll likely not get a better deal on upgrades, additional licenses, or the like than the $15/first license + $10/subsequent licenses offered today. Given the promise of a free major version upgrade (term used correctly :):) to version 9, if you're interested, just do it.

7. One thing some may wish to consider: GoodSync does NOT perform drive true image backups, in the manner of TrueImage, Casper, and the like. This tool is for keeping things backed up throughout the day, not for backing up the OS/software drive once a day (or the like). Just to be clear ... those, who wish to perform both functions, may find that a 2-tool solution works best. I certainly do.

Anyway, just my 2 cents. I endorse this product and this company wholeheartedly.

Best to all!
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Siber Systems The Presiding Emissary for Vibrant Living Ministries and Successors - Thank you for the input regarding the upgrade situation. Yes, you can continue to purchase at the discounted price. It does not appear possible on this order form. However, after you purchase here, you can still purchase from our website additional licenses at $9.95 each if you enter your Order ID.
Siber Systems Inc. - May 9 2011 at 7:27am Copy Link
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VLM Thanks Mellissa. So I checked both boxes (1 @ 15 and a second @ 10 and clicked "continue". Now I'm at the payment page. So I don't wee HOW to add, say, a third license. Seems like it would be more helpful to put an integer-validated text box on the form, instead of a check box. Just IMO. :)

Also, a related question ... for an existing customer who may wish to enjoy today's promotion, how can I assure that today's order is properly connected with our existing account?

Thank you kindly!
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Siber Systems The Presiding Emissary for Vibrant Living Ministries and Successors - Noted, thank you for the feedback. You will need to go to our website to purchase additional licenses at $9.95. At this time through BDJ, you can only purchase the first license at full price and second one at $9.95. Today's purchase will not be tied to the same Order ID. To do so, you will need contact our support to get the two orders connected after the purchase has been made.
Siber Systems Inc. - May 9 2011 at 7:50am Copy Link
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VLM Well, let's just speculate that the products are far superior to the order entry system. I've written off to tech support for help getting this done. No need to clog up this pipeline with one person's stuff!
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Jonathan Keener I decided to purchase 5 licenses, per the message above, I bought 2 through here, and then went to the goodsync site, used my order number, and attempted to purchase the additional 3, as mentioned above, for the 9.95 price, but it is showing a unit price of 16.62 each. What's weird, is if I put quantity of 1 additional, it shows, $13.95 each, 2 additional for $15.95 each, and 3 as I mentioned at 16.62 each. (I'd expect the more I buy, I'd get a volume discount...) Melissa, what is the best method of getting my 3 additional licenses at 9.95 each as you mentioned previously?
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Siber Systems Jonathan Keener - Please contact our GoodSync support and ask for me (this way the ticket will go to me).
Siber Systems Inc. - May 10 2011 at 12:16am Copy Link
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Greg M I have posted a comment like this before, but it's still true...

Goodsync was recommended to me by friends that provide IT services to small businesses. This software has worked very well for me for years. Between my documents, my MP3s and my photo collection (JPG and RAWs), I keep almost 1TB of data synchronized (and thereby backed up) across multiple systems/drives.

Does anyone know if this deal be for the forthcoming version 9, or version 8 (which I already have)?
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Doug H Do you need a separate license for each computer that you are synching?
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Eddie Tex @ Doug H,

From the prior comments, you essentially need a license per install.

You can sync in any direction from the computer that it's installed on. So if you'd like to sync from one machine to many, you only need one installation and thus, only need to pay for one license.

If however, you want to be able to run this program from many machines, you'd need a license for each that you're running it from.
Sep 22 2011 at 3:51am Copy Link
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Siber Systems Greg,
Thank you for your question. This is for GoodSync Version 8. We have not released version 9 yet, it is still in beta at this time.
Siber Systems Inc. - Sep 22 2011 at 6:19am Copy Link
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Fletch "* Customers who bought GS ver 8 after Nov 1, 2010 will get upgrade to GS ver 9 for free."

Does that mean those who take advantage of this deal will get v9 when it becomes generally available?
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Siber Systems Ron, thank you for your question. Yes, if users take advantage of this deal they will get an upgrade to version 9 for free when it is released.
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Dillon Geo I like the "two-way" synchronization of GoodSync, but not the "one-way" (backup) synchronization which is so different from what "common backup software" is. By "common backup software", I mean the software that can backup multiple sources to a compressed file within one job.
Sep 22 2011 at 11:38pm Copy Link
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Techtoysavvy Those of us that purchased before are better off buying 2 copies.
For prior users the cost is $14 for 1 or $32 for 2. The BDJ deal is usually $15 for 1 or $25 for 2. Buy more save more :)
Sep 23 2011 at 12:20am Copy Link
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Eddie Tex Has any of you guys ever used SyncBack Free? How would this compare?
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John H Can I use this to replace Dropbox synchronizing on all my computers. Dropbox does everything right* and keeps it idiot proof but I do not need the cloud storage part and would really love to ditch the monthly payment.

* Dropbox does not really do security and privacy right.

Thanks
John
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Greg M John H, yes you can, but as you suspected it's a little less "idiot proof" in that: you need to make sure that you correctly tell GoodSync which directories on which machines/drives to keep in synch and then you have to push a button to do the synch (versus dropbox just doing it in the background). For me, none of this is hard to do, so I have never felt the need to get a paid dropbox account.
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Siber Systems Dillon, basically GoodSync is a file synchronizer and backup is just a particular case of synchronization, i.e. with default settings GoodSync makes source and destination folders equal. By default in 1-way sync GoodSync copies files from Left to Right and deletes all files from a destination folder that are not in a source folder. You can disable uncheck "Propagate Deletions" option (Job-Option-General) if you do not want to delete files from a destination folder. But GoodSync doesn't compress backing up files, it copies them "as is" so user can restore files from backup any time without any software.
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John H I downloaded and installed this.

This program is strictly for computer technicians not general computer users.

I am sure this is a fine product if one is a skilled at setting up FTP, networks and such.

It requires one to have knowledge of how to setup FTP connections between computers. Or something like that. I am a computer user not a computer technician.
The website offers zero technical help. It does spend lots of time telling you how wonderful the program is.

A few days ago I downloaded FTP Box which is open source. I ended the project when I had to enter FTP information. Their web site offers the same amount of tech help as Good Sync ... Zero.

In my previous post I loosely referred to Dropbox as idiot proof. I would like to clarify and say that Dropbox is a well thought out out and COMPLETE solution that does not require one to learn extra technical skills or to read the developers mind in order to use the software. People that have priorities other than trying to make half baked solutions work are not idiots.

I think one well written page of instructions would probably get most non technician users up and running. Is that asking to much?
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Michael K 1) What about password protected and also encrypted files and folders, how are they both handled by GoodSync?

2) Will this program keep Outlook data files ( "pst files") in sync on two separate computers ?

3) Are there any files, folders, types or conditions it won't keep in sync between computers?

4) A previous post by John H refers to a lack of User Instruction material being available. Could you please say if there is a User Manual or some comprehensive instruction on use that has been over looked or not found by John and if so, where it can be found?

Thanks

Michael K
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Siber Systems Hi John,

We agree that we could always make things easier for users. Sometimes it's hard to balance advanced features with regular features. That said, you don't have to FTP or any of the advanced options you are referring to and I doubt that most users will.

As for options on getting started, the software will guide you through the process of setting up the first job. If you miss it, we do have other pages to refer to that make setting up a job really easy. For example:

Tutorials - http://www.goodsync.com/h...s/tutorial

And for those that want a lot of details,...

Manual - http://www.goodsync.com/support/manual

Again, we're always lookingf for ways to make this easier, but we also have a ton of additional features that are helpful for the advanced users that you won't find in competitor products.
Siber Systems Inc. - Sep 24 2011 at 3:16am Copy Link
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Siber Systems HI Michael K,

1) Yes, You can encrypt and decrypt files using Windows Encrypting File System (EFS). We have details in the Manual (http://www.goodsync.com/support/manual) about 40% of the way down.

2) Yes, just setup a job to sync the .pst folder. When I syn mine I typically make sure Outlook in closed. We're working on ways to make Outlook Sync even faster.

3) Think of it this way, if you can see a file/folder, then GoodSync can sync it.

4) For beginners, we have easy step-by-step instructions for setting up a job and chosing automatic settings in our Tutorial (http://www.goodsync.com/support/tutorial)

For the more advanced, or for those who like to read the details we ahve the manual (http://www.goodsync.com/support/manual)
Siber Systems Inc. - Sep 24 2011 at 3:24am Copy Link
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Edward Smith I have already purchased 3-Goodsync licenses and 2-Goodsync2Go licenses. I love the program, but I now need to remove Goodsync from an old computer to put on a new computer. How do I do this (actually I have the same situation with a Goodsync2Go license)?
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Techtoysavvy Disk space is cheap so I like to make copies. Of course then data coherency is a big issue and you can easily get confused as to which copy is the most recent or worse you can edit 2 different copies. Goodsync is invaluable in keeping files in sync and maintaining data coherency on clients.
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Siber Systems Hi Edward,

You can send a ticket to our supporters, let them know what you're doing, and they will add an activation to your account.

http://support.goodsync.c...gsss/main/
Siber Systems Inc. - Sep 24 2011 at 9:22am Copy Link
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Siber Systems Hi Prasad,

It may be best for you to discuss this with the supporters and developers through our ticket system. They'll be more helpful with addressing the uses you describe above.

http://support.goodsync.c.../gsss/main/
Siber Systems Inc. - Sep 24 2011 at 9:23am Copy Link
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Warren Russell Is GoodSync2Go for sale, of just the desktop version?
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Fletch Regarding the licensing of v9, which is free if I buy GoodSync here today.

With v8, to keep files in sync on two different machines, only one license is required because you only need to install GoodSync on one of the machines.

With v9, GoodSync must be installed on BOTH machines IF you intend to use the Client/Server mechanism. Does this mean I will need TWO licenses.
Sep 24 2011 at 2:56pm Copy Link
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Techtoysavvy I will file a ticket.
Sorry about my wording.
There is NO problem with the software.
I have an unintended usage model that would help me out.
It's just additional value.
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Fletch The Client/Server provides 2 significant features for any scenario or machine count.

MD5 for critical data & it only copies the pieces of a file that changed.

I currently sync across a network share and it works fine. But I want both of the features above.
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Mark Brown I highly recommend this product, I own both versions
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Techtoysavvy Yup. You are right. That's why I bought 2 more licenses.

I want to sync .pst files. I still won't use goodsync to backup databases to S3. It will copy the entire file. I think. I just excluded my DB directory to be safe. I filed a ticket to double check but I am pretty sure the gstp protocol requires client server. They have to have a way of comparing checksums and the program must do that. I was hoping that S3 sync would be different because Amazon provides an API. There is another program that does differential sync with S3 but only on files over 2G. They claim they is some limitation to the Amazon API but they are working on it.
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Nico Westerdale Due to the overwhelming response Siber Systems Inc. has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
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Konstantinos User I am disappointed both by the price difference on the Mac platform, as well as the issues found so far in the Mac version when I tried it some time ago. In the office we used the Windows version which seems to be stable and very effective, but on the Mac things are not there yet. If the price was the SAME, I would have bought it today. Sorry that I am not.

I am not sure you have embraced the Mac community, as your software isn't updated on the very popular MacUpdate.com site, checked daily by thousands of people.

Thank you.
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HJ B From the comments, it seems that this product can be great in the hands of a well informed technician, can be a disaster in the hands of an uninformed person, and can fall somewhere unpredictability in between for most people.

1. If one gets the settings wrong, does one risk the unintentional destruction of data files, applications and system files?

2. From the comments, it seems that once copy of the software on Computer A, can be used to syncronize files on all other computers on the same local area network; however, the program must be run from Computer A. Is that correct?

3. Is this program compatible with the various popular softwares that protect individual computers and LANS? Or must such software be turned off during the synchronization process? If so, what is the status of computer and LAN protection while the synchronization is in progress?

4. If one has a LAN with several computers, can synchronization be used to eliminate material on Computers B, C, D and E that also exists on Computer A?

5. If two files have the same names, but differ in some other respect, such as size or date of last modification, will the program a) make sure that all versions are on all computers, or b) follow some rule as to which version to eliminate?

6. If date/time is an element in synchronization, does the program make certain that the clocks of all computers being syncronized are set for the same time? [Theoretically, due to differences in clock settings, a more recent file can have an earlier last change date and time].

7. A number of file transfer programs, including the Windows OS copy function, will announce that some programs can not be copied because the file name (which is actually the file path string) is too long. Unfortunately, they only tell you the file name, and do not show the path or give the opportunity to change the path. The only options are to skip that particular transfer (which may be one of many in process) or quit all transfers. You are also given the opportunity to skip x number of other pending transfers that have names that are too long. When dealing with a large number of files that are being transferred or synched, this presents an impossible situation for the user. Part of the job is done already; there is no usable record of the files that present a problem; and going forward means that a bunch of files will be out of synch, with no meaningful method of addressing the problem. The same kind of scenario can happen with files that the computer is not sure are the same. Does GoodSync address this problem?
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Siber Systems Warren, this is for the desktop version. There will be a GoodSync2Go sale in the future month.
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Fletch 'enter my login information on the other computer' ? Is that in response to my TWO license requirement question?

The response I got via a ticket I opened is that a license is required for the machine running the server too. So to sync a desktop/laptop using the client/server features requires TWO licenses.

Note that a 2-license purchase via this deal is 25% off regular pricing.
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Siber Systems Ron, I am sorry that was not the answer to that question, I think we are talking about two different scenarios. I apologize for any confusion. As far as the discount, yes this is 50% off retail price for a GoodSync license and if you purchase GoodSync 8 through this deal you will receive GoodSync 9 for free when it is released. Also, it is correct that you receive a discount by buying more licenses.
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Fletch Ok, but to be clear, the deal here was 50% off your first license only. Not 50% off any number of licenses.
Sep 26 2011 at 7:52am Copy Link
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Siber Systems Ron, it is 50% off your first license and then when you go to purchase another license you get it for $9.95.
Sep 26 2011 at 8:20am Copy Link
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Fletch Unlimited number at 50% off? That's not what I saw last night when I tested a purchase. The web page only had a promo code for $15 off the entire order and the 2nd license was offered at $9.95. Should have saved a screen shot.

As for going to the web site now and buying the 2nd license using my license code, that's not $9.95, it's a little more than that and goes up in unit price as you add licenses to the order.

The $9.95 2nd license has always been for retail purchases.
Sep 26 2011 at 8:59am Copy Link
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Michael K @ Siber Systems.... I bought Goodsync Pro here yesterday, will you be offering the Goodsync 2 go version here anytime soon?

Thanks


Michael K
Sep 26 2011 at 9:02am Copy Link
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Siber Systems Michael,

We will be offering GoodSync2Go on 10/22/2011, thank you so much for your interest!
Sep 26 2011 at 9:28am Copy Link
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Fletch That's clearly not what I saw. But if it was not working properly others would have griped by now. For whatever reason I'm probably mistaken in my understanding of the order page. Next time I'll take screen shots.
Sep 26 2011 at 3:09pm Copy Link
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Siber Systems Ron, no problem just let us know next time, we will have some promotions coming up in the month ahead.
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Konstantinos User @Siber Systems:
Thank you for taking time to reply. I would like to ask you to keep my complaint regarding the pricing for Mac users, especially on a product that is not mature.

I think I had tested v2.3.4 or v2.3.5 few months ago, and was not happy with some operational features, mostly GUI and file synchronizing issues. I am sure your programmers have progressed on that version. I strongly suggest you keep up your versioning with MacUpdate.com as well.

I look forward to a better pricing and will then be definitely be giving you my input, as I am myself a programmer, too.
Sep 26 2011 at 4:36pm Copy Link
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Siber Systems Konstantinos,

Thank you for your suggestion. I have put your pricing suggestion in to our developers.
Sep 26 2011 at 4:39pm Copy Link
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winton guy does this version have AES encryption yet? if not when will it be incorporated and will it be in version 9?
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Tim John Can it be used to sync Outlook 2007 on 2 PCs (1 x laptop and 1 x desktop)? Thanks in advance!
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Bjondc I'm confused. This *seems* to promote itself as a way to keep multiple computers in the same house synced/coordinated with each other -- but you either need to make mulitiple purchases &/or become a network engineer. The "website" link at the top doesn't offer *any* information (the ""so much more" link at the *bottom* of the description verbiage is better -- but leads to pages of more confusion for the less expert among us) and I'm having trouble finding anything about reduced-rate-mulitiple licenses (referred to in older comments). It is also unclear if you need to be on-line (with the internet) to do the syncing between computers on the same in-home wifi network.

I'd be interested in a product like this but not if it's going to be more work than doing it manually (sneakernet; direct-connect).
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Tore Hoyem Besides looking a bit more user friendly, does GoodSync offer any functionality that is not found in 'rsync' (in it's various incarnations)?
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Merle One Hi,
Is the discount also valid for an upgrade from V8 to V9 ?
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Greg Brown Merle One Hi,
Is the discount also valid for an upgrade from V8 to V9 ?

From their website:

If you purchased GoodSync after to November 1, 2010 you are entitled to a free upgrade to GoodSync 9. All others are entitled to discounted upgrades to GoodSync 9, starting at $19.95 per license.
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VLM I would appreciate clarification about one point, please. The write-up, above, states

"GoodSync 9 features the all new GoodSync Connect, which allows users to connect two or more computers directly, in a peer-to-peer style, without using intermediate servers to store files (online storage services). ... Simply setup a GoodSync Connect account, link each computer to the same account, and use GoodSync Connect to seamlessly connect your computers."

Where does the GoodSync Connect account itself exist? In other words, is the whole operation TRULY free from the need for any outside server? Thank you very much.
Feb 20 2012 at 5:42am Copy Link
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Siber Systems Hi Merle and Greg,

Merle- you can purchase GS9 here for half off, which is even less than our normal discount rate for upgrades from V8 to V9 ($19.95 normally for the desktop license). This is an exclusive discount that we are offering to Bits Du Jour customers.

Michelle
Siber Systems
Feb 20 2012 at 5:54am Copy Link
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VLM Thank you for your response!

Regarding Tim John's question about syncing Outlook on multiple systems (or similar applications of the software), will this work, even when Outlook is open/running? (i.e., the data files are open)
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Bjondc It *appears*, then, that if I have two computers (e.g. at home) that use the same wifi router to access the internet but are not otherwise "connected" to each other, that I would need only one license -- *unless* you mean by "the same network" that they are already connected to each other. (The only time my computers have been "connected to each other" is when I've set them up with a physical transfer cable -- old fashioned but IT WORKS!)

There is no server involved here! (I have not figured out how to set up a "network" no matter how "easy" it is supposed to be -- things keep not-working-out and it's not worth the aggro to pursue it.)

IOW from what those pages say, I could "install" GS9 on both computers & "connect" them through my wifi using a single license? Does this involve installing "Goodsync Connect"? Is GSC only needed for computers on different networks? connecting over the internet not internal wifi? or what?

I am NOT CLEAR on these questions!

I am glad to see the simple statement in answer to VLM's question of needing to be online -- i.e. that you don't.

Will try re-reading the web-refs again later but otherwise may just have to give up on this.
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Siber Systems Winton Guy,

Where are you looking for the encryption.. i.e. encrypt the files themselves or the transfer of data?

Encryption in Transfer: The communication channel between your computers may be encrypted using SSL, so nobody will be able to snoop in on your transfers.

Michelle
Siber Systems
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VLM I have another question, please, about GoodSync Connect. The write-up, above, emphasizes connections across a LAN. But can one connect home from outside the LAN via the Internet using GoodSync Connect, or otherwise? For example, if I'm traveling and wish to back up my day's work on a machine or network drive back home, can I do that using GoodSync 9?

Also, does GoodSync 9 support backups via remote connections (ftp, http, using ssh)?
Feb 20 2012 at 9:19am Copy Link
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Siber Systems VLM,

It won’t work, Outlook locks it’s Outlook.pst file. We have a full section on this in our FAQS. http://www.goodsync.com/support/faq.
Siber Systems Inc. - Feb 20 2012 at 10:10am Copy Link
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Siber Systems Hi Blair,

Thank you for your question. You can use a GoodSync Connect account to connect any two non-connected computers. It does not matter if the computers are located in the same house or one here and one on the on the other side of the world. Just install GoodSync 9 on each computer. Connect each computer to the same GoodSync connect account, which you will create during the initial install. And sync the two computers using GoodSync Connect as your peer-to-peer connection. You will need to have a GoodSync license for each computer using GoodSync connect.

Michelle
Siber Systems
Siber Systems Inc. - Feb 20 2012 at 10:14am Copy Link
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VLM Thanks Michelle. I'm a bit surprised to hear this about the Outlook files, inasmuch as other companies seem to make this work. There is a name for this, I just can't think of it at the moment.
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Jan-Christoph Ihrens Hi,

on "Sep 22 2011 at 1:17pm", it was said that "if users take advantage of this deal they will get an upgrade to version 9 for free when it is released." Well, I bought GoodSync Pro two days later via BDJ, but I didn't get a free update to version 9, and when I installed the current version over the one I had used until then, it turned into a trial version. Re-entering the order ID didn't help.

Today I bought a second license via BDJ and used that one for the time being, but nevertheless I'm still interested in the free upgrade that was promised last time. What do I have to do to get it?
Feb 20 2012 at 10:37am Copy Link
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Siber Systems Hi VLM,

Our checkout cart is actually only charging you $14.95 for the first license, $9.95 for the second license, and $13.95 for the third license. What is actually going on with the pricing at checkout is that it is giving you the first license for the 50% off discount, the next license for $9.95, and the third license for $13.95.

We offer discounts when you purchase additional licenses, but our shopping cart just recalculates to show a "per license" cost. If you look at your discount at checkout it actually takes $51.00 off and you will see that you are actually paying those three amounts instead of $17.95 for each. Look at your actual "TOTAL" amount.

Michelle
Siber Systems Inc. - Feb 20 2012 at 10:37am Copy Link
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Siber Systems Jan-Christoph Ihrens,

No problem, we can upgrade you for free as long as you purchased GS8 after November 2010. Just send our support team a ticket at http://www.goodsync.com/support and they will get this worked out for you.

Michelle
Siber Systems Inc. - Feb 20 2012 at 10:38am Copy Link
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Siber Systems VLM,

This promotion is only for GoodSync Desktop or GoodSync for Mac. We do not have any current plans to offer GS2GO on Bits du Jour as a discount at the moment. GS2GO is $10.00 more than the desktop and MAC version as well.

Please review the details of GS2GO here for specific information:
http://www.goodsync.com/h...s/portable

Michelle
Siber Systems Inc. - Feb 20 2012 at 10:45am Copy Link
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Jan-Christoph Ihrens @ Michelle: Argh, sorry, I only saw "November" but didn't realize the year - I was so sure it was 2011... Well, this is quite a grace period! :) Thanks a lot, I'll contact the support team as suggested.
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Siber Systems Jan-Christoph,

Glad I could help! :)

Michelle
Siber Systems Inc. - Feb 20 2012 at 11:00am Copy Link
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VLM Thanks Michelle, I see the discount now. The presentation does confuse me at first. I tried with 4 licenses, and apparently the 4th license is 17.95. So it's about $6 cheaper to buy 2 licenses, twice, than it is to buy 4 licenses, once. LOL ... I imagine that may not be quite the effect you intend. (And I'm genuinely laughing as I write this. I know how difficult it can be to get all these details just right.)

Wish GS2Go were offered!!! That aside, would you be willing to respond to my ?s about the difference(s) between the 2 versions?
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Emil Kucera Hello,
I have (bought and) installed GS just now, without creating a GoodSync Connect account. All seems to be working ok, as long as I have sharing set on the laptop (GS is on the desktop, my main machine). What, if any advantage is there in having the Connect account? Would it do away with setting the shares? I still could not connect from the laptop without a second licence, or would I, then?
Regards Emil
Feb 20 2012 at 12:27pm Copy Link
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Siber Systems Hi Emil,

GoodSync Connect allows users to connect two computers directly, in a peer-to-peer style, without using intermediate servers that store files.

For more information on GoodSync Connect please read details here: http://www.goodsync.com/h...ks/connect.

If you have any questions, our support team is available 24/7 via support ticket at http://www.goodsync.com/support.

Michelle
Siber Systems
Siber Systems Inc. - Feb 20 2012 at 12:31pm Copy Link
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Siber Systems Hi VLM,

Thank you for letting us know your confusion, it will help us to better inform our customers at check out in the future.

GoodSync2Go runs from the portable device itself, not on the host computer. Therefore you can install and run GoodSync2Go even when you don't have administrator rights or installing software is prohibited on the host computer.

You only need one license for GoodSync2Go, so you can buy one GoodSync2Go license and keep several computers in sync.

Michelle
Siber Systems
Siber Systems Inc. - Feb 20 2012 at 12:37pm Copy Link
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Emil Kucera For more information on GoodSync Connect please read details here: http://www.goodsync.com/h...ks/connect.
I read it but still can't quite understand it.
From the statement:
"setup a GoodSync Connect account, install GoodSync 9 on each computer you want to sync, and these computers will be able to talk to each other and perform peer-to-peer synchronization."
it appears that I would need a second licence to take advantage of the increased speed etc. Can you, please, just answer that with a Yes or No?
And a second question: Do I have to be internet-connected to set up the Connect account or is it set locally on the machine? (Please say either "no, you dont, it is set locally", OR "yes you do, it is set at Siber")
Thanks and Regards Emil
Feb 20 2012 at 1:22pm Copy Link
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Siber Systems Hi Emil,

Thank you for your questions. Yes- that is correct, you will need to purchase another license to access GS Connect on another computer. A second license is $9.95 and a third license is $13.95- to give you an idea of additional license pricing.

Yes, in order to set up a GoodSync connect account you do have to be connected to the Internet.

Michelle
Siber Systems
Siber Systems Inc. - Feb 20 2012 at 2:19pm Copy Link
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VLM Michelle, regarding your last comment to Emil: "Yes, in order to set up a GoodSync connect account you do have to be connected to the Internet," is this because we are using an IP address to establish the direct, P2P connection?
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Louis H I've been meaning to purchase GoodSync for years after coming to appreciate Siber Systems other great little program - RoboForm.

Decided to avoid losing out on another great BDJ discount and within 15 minutes had everything up and running and making my life a LOT easier. For the life of me I cannot understand why i took this long to give GoodSync a try.

Very satisfied. Meets my needs better than any other sync program I've tried.
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Bjondc I continue to be confused. Apparently even though this is designed to be used on more than one computer you need a license for the 2nd (& beyond) computer. Is there any way that the program can be used with only one license?

You say you need to be on-line to set up the "connect" account -- but not to do the syncing?

I think this is too complicated for me! Can't tell how many licenses I'd really need (minor in the $ category but *annoying* that it's so obscure) or if I could use it as I'd want to (not necessarily on-line during sync.)

For HOME use marketing it should be somewhat clearer!
Feb 20 2012 at 5:30pm Copy Link
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winton guy I'm looking for encryption in files.
Will that be happening?

Also are channels to amazon etc using SSL?
Feb 20 2012 at 6:38pm Copy Link
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Nigel Blumenthal Blair, as a satisfied user of GoodSync v8, I'll try to explain a bit: I think the new capabilities are a little confusing for you. If you have two or more computers at your house, and they are on an internal network, whether or not you are connected to the internet, you only need one licence for the machine on which you're running GoodSync. You can sync between two computers at one time, in either direction, ie if GS is installed on Machine A, and you have files on that machine and Machine B and Machine C, you install GS on Machine A and sync its files with those on Machine B, and then as a separate job you can sync its files with those on Machine C. In both cases you can choose which files to sync, or to ignore at your choice. Since you can transfer the licence to another owned computer, I suspect you could also uninstall from m/c A and reinstall on m/c C to sync it with machine B if you wanted to.

I find it very useful for email files, work files, client information, and especially photos. Unfortunately I bought mine just before the cutoff date for the free upgrade, so I'll have to pay for mine, but it's a great product.

Hope this helps.
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VLM Blair, even though I've been asking MANY questions today about v9, I would also report that I am a LONG-time, satisfied user of GoodSync going all the way back to version 4 or 5. From my questions, you can see that v9 has me a bit confused, too! But this is a great product.

I particularly like the ability to sync in both directions. If you have a file in both locations, and if BOTH locations have been updated since the last sync, GoodSync tells you this and enables you to tell it what to do for that file, specifically. Also, you can right-click and open the file (MS Office and some others), delete the file on one side manually, and do various other actions.

As far as I know, you can set up an unlimited number of jobs, some one-directional (true backups), some two-directional (syncs), and then establish a schedule, selection filters, and more for each job independently. Each job appears in the UI in its own tab, each job has its own properties, etc.

GoodSync keeps track of manual changes made in the file system. For example, if you cut a file, several files, or an entire directory that is incorporated in a sync or backup job, GoodSync will record both the cut and the new placement in the UI. And much more.

The UI is surprisingly clear, given all the functionality. I really do wholeheartedly recommend this product. I just am trying to better understand the new v9 features, that's all. And ... I'm guessing that Michelle is asleep at this point, given that she probably lives in the USA eastern time zone, where it's approaching 11 PM.

One more thing ... on occasion, I've had a licensing issue of some sort, and they have ALWAYS given me the benefit of the doubt ... an extra activation here, another there, over the years. I've never abused this kindness, of course ... I wouldn't ... and at the same time, I do appreciate how easy it has been to resolve business issues.

One point of note: If you are looking for a product to back up DATA, this is a great one. If you are looking for a product to make disk images, this product won't do that, to the best of my knowledge. Just a few days ago, there was a discussion here, WRT another product, about the value of maintaining BOTH image backups (e.g., Macrium) AND more frequent and more specialized backups of key data. This product does the latter very, very well. Just a point of clarification.
Feb 20 2012 at 7:50pm Copy Link
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Techtoysavvy bought 2 more. Thanks!
Feb 20 2012 at 10:10pm Copy Link
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Nico Westerdale Due to the overwhelming response Siber Systems Inc. has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Feb 21 2012 at 12:00am Copy Link
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bob roos I have GS2GO v8 and it is working fine. I synch/backup to my NAS.

What (in addition to GC_Connect) is the advantage of GS9?

Thanks
Feb 21 2012 at 1:55am Copy Link
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Jakub Chodorowicz Does GoodSync feature file versioning - saving previous versions of files?
Feb 21 2012 at 4:04am Copy Link
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Siber Systems Prasad,

Thank you! I hope that you enjoy your GoodSync licenses.

Michelle
Siber Systems
Siber Systems Inc. - Feb 21 2012 at 5:54am Copy Link
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Siber Systems Thank you Nico! We are happy to be offering this deal for another day! If you need more information about GoodSync9 please check out our Web site at http://www.goodsync.com.

Michelle
Siber Systems
Siber Systems Inc. - Feb 21 2012 at 5:58am Copy Link
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Siber Systems Bob Roos,

We are very happy that you enjoy using your GS2GO V8. We have outlined what is new in Version 9 on our Web site here: http://www.goodsync.com/h.../whats-new.

Now you can select multiple folders to sync (not just one), in one job. Before, in ver 8, it had to be achieved with Filters. Also, with all new block-level sync, GoodSync is faster than ever before. A normal file transfer would send the entire file, even if only small parts of the file have changed. With block-level transfers, only the parts of a file are transferred that differ.

Also, check out all new GoodSync Explorer: http://www.goodsync.com/h...s/explorer.

Michelle
Siber Systems
Siber Systems Inc. - Feb 21 2012 at 6:02am Copy Link
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Siber Systems VLM,

Thank you for your questions. "... is this because we are using an IP address to establish the direct, P2P connection?" Yes, that is correct.

"Does GoodSync 9 support connections via ftp, http, using ssh?" Yes, that is correct as well.

Michelle
Siber Systems
Siber Systems Inc. - Feb 21 2012 at 6:41am Copy Link
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Siber Systems Louis H,

Thank you so much for purchasing GoodSync 9! We are so happy that you are satisfied with GS9 so far. If you need any support we have 24/7 support ticket system on our Web site at http://www.goodsync.com/support. We are also available at 1-877-762-6367 M-F 8AM-8PM EST.

Michelle
SiberSystems
Siber Systems Inc. - Feb 21 2012 at 7:04am Copy Link
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Siber Systems Nigel,

Thank you for being a valued GoodSync user! We are happy that GoodSync helps make your life easier and gives you peace of mind. This deal on Bits Du Jour gives you an even greater discount than our normal upgrade discount of $19.95. With this deal, you can purchase GS9 for 50% off instead of the normal $19.95 discount upgrade price.

Michelle
Siber Systems
Siber Systems Inc. - Feb 21 2012 at 7:09am Copy Link
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Siber Systems Jakub,

You asked, "Does GoodSync feature file versioning - saving previous versions of files?"

Yes it does.

Michelle
Siber Systems
Siber Systems Inc. - Feb 21 2012 at 7:13am Copy Link
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Zsolt Valaki Speaking the problems too, I have tried GoodSync, but immediately found a difficulty. Client software of my online backup provider changes the time stamp of files on uploading. (there isn't sync feature in that.) When I try to synchronize via webdav by GoodSync, all files is shown as changed because of the time stamp. I wanted to compare by content, so I set "compare by MD5", but there wasn't any option to disable time stamp comparing.:( By the way, the state of checkbox "Compare by MD5" is always cleared automatically, when I enter the option tab.
Total lack of zip (compress and encrypt not by NTFS) support is a painful drawback as well.
Feb 21 2012 at 8:05am Copy Link
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VLM Michelle, from previous:

Jakub: "Does GoodSync feature file versioning - saving previous versions of files?"

You: "Yes it does."

Would you be willing to point to this in documentation?
Feb 21 2012 at 8:19am Copy Link
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Siber Systems VLM,

From the GoodSync manual: Go to, Job-Options-General.
Save deleted/replaced files, multiple version (off by default). If checked, then GoodSync saves a file just before it rewrites or deletes this file. The file is saved to _gsdata_\_history_ folder on the side of the job where the replacement/deletion is about to occur. Timestamp is added to file name before its extension, so that multiple versions of the file can be saved. Directory structure is preserved. This option cannot be used together with 'Save deleted/replaced files, last version only' option.

Michelle
Siber Systems
Siber Systems Inc. - Feb 21 2012 at 8:23am Copy Link
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Siber Systems Hi Zsolt,

Thank you for your question. We do not have that capability. If you have specific support questions please contact our GoodSync support department at http://www.goodsync.com/support via support ticket.

Michelle
Siber Systems
Siber Systems Inc. - Feb 21 2012 at 9:51am Copy Link
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DroidLuvr I guess I'm still confused about licenses. I use RoboForm Pro Everywhere, and their tech support has suggested GoodSync Pro to integrate and save my data profiles to my network as well as to the RoboForm online servers...

I have a home network with a total of 5 computers, and 3 connected external USB HDDs that I use these for media and backup. I don't have any one of the PCs set up with server software, just a combo of WinXP Pro and Win7 Home Premium.

How many GoodSync 9 licenses would I need to keep the computers backed up to the HDDs? And would I need the GoodSync2Go for the HDDs??

Thanks!
DroidLuvr
Feb 21 2012 at 12:05pm Copy Link
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R R I still don't understand regarding how many licenses I need. I have two computers. I assume that GS needs to be installed on each. If so, do I need two licenses?
Feb 21 2012 at 12:32pm Copy Link
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Bjondc Hey Droid -- I have a somewhat simpler system (only 2 computers right now & both are W7, no "server" setup, but also several external HDDs that I connect & disconnect as needed for backing up) but the same questions -- how many licenses would I need! *Apparently* one per computer -- but I didn't ask about the external HDDs before.

I'm also still confused as to whether or not you need to be online (on the internet) to do a sync w/in a home network using GSConnect, or if you only need to go online to set up a GSConnect account. Or what.
Feb 21 2012 at 12:33pm Copy Link
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DroidLuvr Hi Blair:

I believe you only need to be connected WITHIN your network after setting up the connect in order to do the sync, but I hope SS will get us an answer to both soon!!
Feb 21 2012 at 12:36pm Copy Link
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Siber Systems Hi everyone,

if computers are connected in one local network you can sync files between them (including external HDs) using shared folders when GoodSync is installed on one of the computers. You must have full access permissions on shared folders, be able to open shared folders, create/copy/delete a file there. Note, that synchronization could be running only from one computer where GoodSync is installed.

If you want to run sync from any computer you have to either install GoodSync on each computer (5 licenses) or use GoodSync2Go installed on any portable drive (1 GoodSync2Go license). GS2Go can be purchased on our Web site at http://www.goodsync.com.

If you want to sync files over the Internet using GoodSync Connect you need a license for each computer with which you want to sync.

Michelle
Siber Systems
Siber Systems Inc. - Feb 21 2012 at 12:53pm Copy Link
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Siber Systems For example,

You can sync files between two computers when GoodSync is installed on one computer if computers are connected in local network. If computers are not connected in a local network then you can sync files between them using GoodSync Connect account via the Internet. If the computers are not connected in a local network then you would need a GS license for each computer that you wish to sync using GS Connect.

Michelle
Siber Systems
Siber Systems Inc. - Feb 21 2012 at 12:57pm Copy Link
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DroidLuvr Thank you, Michelle.

If you don't mind, let me clarify then: if I want each computer to run GoodSync and backup/sync to an external HDD, I could either install on all computers OR install one license of GoodSync2Go on ALL of the USB drives and sync from all computers to those drives?
Feb 21 2012 at 1:14pm Copy Link
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Siber Systems Hi Droid Lyvr,

For your situation there are a few options here:

The first method would be through our GoodSync Connect system.
The second method will be through three licenses of GoodSync2Go 9, you will need to set up a job on each of these devices to synchronize X Folder with Y Folder.
The third will utilize five licenses of GoodSync 9 Desktop and will need to be set up similarly to method two.

Michelle
Siber Systems
Siber Systems Inc. - Feb 21 2012 at 2:22pm Copy Link
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DroidLuvr Thanks, Michelle...

I have been very happy with RoboForm and am looking forward to trying GoodSync. As I did have a couple of problems with the trial version a while back, I think I will start with a couple of licenses while they are on such a good sale, and then go from there, according to my importance of PC backups!
Feb 21 2012 at 2:47pm Copy Link
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John Cotter I am very appreciative of all the questions and answers in the forgoing.
I will buy the product but am wondering if the GS2GO is a better option because of iits portability.
Does anyone use it?
Also will BDJ be offering savings for GS2GO?
Feb 21 2012 at 4:43pm Copy Link
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bob roos I thought it would be more useful and bought it (GC2GO) a couple of years ago. I ended up using on my desktop and not really using the portability. So with the upgrade I decided to get the desktop version.
Feb 21 2012 at 4:53pm Copy Link
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J C Thanks bob for yr feedback. I got onto site and bought 2 licenses for GS9 anyway. In terms of convenience, very inexpensive. Whilst at checkout I saw the offer for GS2GO which was heavily discounted, so bought that as well. Now I have all the convenience and flexibility to sync my files which until I saw this BDJ offer, was just so time consuming and difficult. Thanks guys, your comments appreciated and thanks Siber Systems for a great offer.
Feb 21 2012 at 5:12pm Copy Link
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VLM Michelle,

Great day, great responses!

Just to document, I placed an order yesterday for 2 desktop licenses, then went back today to place another order for 2 desktop and 1 GS2Go license. But your server would not let me place the second order, presumably because I'm paying by MO and the first order is still pending in your system. I wrote to support many hours ago (ticket #80371, order #1202202116) but received no reply. I would appreciate your help resolving this.

Thank you kindly!
Feb 21 2012 at 9:03pm Copy Link
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Siber Systems VLM,

I am looking in to your support ticket now, sometimes it can take a day or two for support to respond. It just depends on how many tickets that they have to answer. I will get back to you shortly!

Michelle
Siber Systems Inc. - Feb 22 2012 at 6:11am Copy Link
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VLM Thank you, thank you!! Have a great day!
Feb 22 2012 at 6:25am Copy Link
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Siber Systems Bob Roos,

I am glad that you find the version that is most useful for you!

Michelle
Siber Systems
Siber Systems Inc. - Feb 22 2012 at 6:48am Copy Link
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Siber Systems *Found,
Siber Systems Inc. - Feb 22 2012 at 6:57am Copy Link
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Siber Systems J C,

You are very welcome, we are happy to offer this great discount for Bits Du Jour customers! Thank you for your purchases!

Michelle
Siber Systems
Siber Systems Inc. - Feb 22 2012 at 6:58am Copy Link
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Siber Systems Droid Luvr,

We are so happy that you enjoy RoboForm and have now purchased GoodSync. If you have any support questions on either products please do not hesitate to contact us at our support departments.

RoboForm: http://www.roboform.com/support
GoodSync: http://www.goodsync.com/support

Michelle
Siber Systems
Siber Systems Inc. - Feb 22 2012 at 7:06am Copy Link
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VLM Hi Michelle,

Just checking in ... No one has responded yet WRT my order modification. Would you be kind enough to check into the matter? Thanks!
Feb 23 2012 at 8:21am Copy Link
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Siber Systems Hi VLM,

Sometimes it can take a few days depending on the matter at hand. Your ticket was redirected to another supporter on Tuesday. I am going to check in with them and see how it is coming. I apologize for the wait!

Thank you!
Michelle
Siber Systems
Siber Systems Inc. - Feb 23 2012 at 8:24am Copy Link
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VLM Thanks for checking on it, Michelle. I'm just a little surprised, because typically response times are quite good across the board. And I appreciate that!
Feb 23 2012 at 8:42am Copy Link
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Siber Systems VLM,

I'm sending you an e-mail from my email address at Siber. Please be on the lookout!

Thank you!
Michelle
Siber Systems
Siber Systems Inc. - Feb 23 2012 at 8:52am Copy Link
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VLM Hi Michelle, and thank you!

The email has not arrived yet ... OR I accidentally missed it and obliterated it in my spam prefilter. Would you be willing to resend ... I'll be on the lookout, now. :)
Feb 23 2012 at 9:22am Copy Link
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Siber Systems VLM,

I emailed you at your email address that you used to submit the support ticket.

Michelle
Siber Systems
Siber Systems Inc. - Feb 23 2012 at 11:15am Copy Link
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VLM Hi Michelle, yes, received it via the ticket ... clever!!!

To everyone else, sorry you've had to listen to this bit of administrivia.
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A S Hi,

Can one expects a similar offer for Roboform/Roboform2GO, here at BitsDuJour, from Siber Systems ?
If no "heavy discount", maybe an attractive upgrade path from old version.
In advance thanks for your input.

Regards,
Feb 24 2012 at 3:44am Copy Link
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Siber Systems A S,

We have not planned a GS2G0 promotion here on Bits yet, but if you are upgrading or buying additional licenses you will receive a discount at checkout on our Web site.

Michelle
Siber Systems
Siber Systems Inc. - Feb 24 2012 at 10:12am Copy Link
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A S Hi Michelle,

Thanks for the information.
I shall make use of it in due time.

A.S
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Dianne Moses I have a couple of questions:
Is this version on offer GoodSync Pro?
Can I sync a Mac and a PC if I have the appropriate software on each machine?
Many thanks
Dianne
Jul 19 2012 at 2:17am Copy Link
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Rick Wallace Been using this for about 5 years, a favorite!
Jul 19 2012 at 2:23am Copy Link
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w wood do i need a licence for each machine i want to sync?
Jul 19 2012 at 2:43am Copy Link
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aladdin T Can the following be properly defined, what does it really mean?

"Upgrades to future versions of the software will require additional payment."
Jul 19 2012 at 3:01am Copy Link
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lemonade soda Yes, you need a license for each computer you are syncing. It means you need a minimum of 2 licenses!
Jul 19 2012 at 3:45am Copy Link
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David Gilmour Re @lemonade soda, "Yes, you need a license for each computer you are syncing. It means you need a minimum of 2 licenses!"

Not necessarily. I use Goodsync to sync certain folders between my desktop Windows PC and my Linux file server, and it works beautifully, running on the Windows side only. Only if you want to take advantage certain advanced features like BitTorrent-like "block level synchronization syncs" do you need GS running as client and server, and a licensed copy on both Windows machines. See the third bullet here: http://www.goodsync.com/support/faq. GS has been an important and dependable part of my automated file archiving and backup routine since version 5.
Jul 19 2012 at 4:58am Copy Link
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Siber Systems @Dianne,

Yes this offer is for GoodSync Pro (PC and MAC). You can sync a Mac and a PC if you have the appropriate software on each machine.

Thank you,
Michelle
Siber Systems Inc. - Jul 19 2012 at 5:44am Copy Link
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Siber Systems @Aladdin T,

This means that if we create a new version (such as GoodSync Version 10) then you will have to pay for the upgrade. We offer free updates within a version though, so all of the updates we make in V9 are completely free to those who purchase V9. We just released V9 earlier this year, so upgrading to a major version is not something that you will have to worry about anytime soon. We offer discounts on major version upgrades as well, for future reference.

Thank you,
Michelle
Siber Systems Inc. - Jul 19 2012 at 5:53am Copy Link
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Siber Systems @w wood and @lemonade soda,

What @David Gilmour said is correct. You only need one license per computer in which GoodSync is running. If you sync one computer to another and they are connected via a local area network, then you only need one license and run GoodSync from one computer. If you are trying to sync GoodSync from two non-connected computers, you can sync via GoodSync connect, which does require GoodSync be running on both computers, and therefore would require two licenses.

Thank you,
Michelle
Siber Systems Inc. - Jul 19 2012 at 5:56am Copy Link
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lemonade soda What a shame. I was just about to buy two licenses so I could sync while travelling to my home fileserver. But I run W2K3 as a Workstation on my netbook, and "server" editions of Goodsync cost $995. I do dislike that: it's the same software, but at 100x the price! Lost sale!
Jul 19 2012 at 6:00am Copy Link
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Doug Atkinson I've used GoodSync for several years and really like it. I have several backup hard drives for videos, music files, and so forth, and use GoodSync to backup files from my laptop, and then to synchronize the backup hard-drives with each other. That way, if one HD fails, I still have a copy.
Jul 19 2012 at 6:16am Copy Link
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Herman Carnell McCrea Herman Carnell McCrea Hello, Michelle. I am excited about the new developments in v9. As an owner of v8, how much will it cost me to upgrade to v9? Thank you in advance for your time and trouble.
Jul 19 2012 at 6:18am Copy Link
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Siber Systems @Herman,

When did you purchase V8? If you purchased GoodSync after November 1, 2010 you are entitled to a free upgrade to GoodSync 9. All others are entitled to discounted upgrades to GoodSync 9, starting at $19.95 per license. If you purchased prior to Nov 1, 2010, this deal on Bits du Jour is better than upgrading your license from our web site! Hope this helps :)

Thank you,
Michelle
Siber Systems Inc. - Jul 19 2012 at 6:27am Copy Link
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Siber Systems @Doug,

Thank you for being a long time GoodSync user. We are so happy you love the software.

Thank you,
Michelle
Siber Systems Inc. - Jul 19 2012 at 6:29am Copy Link
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Siber Systems @lemonade soda,

Yes, our Enterprise server license is a different price and not part of this special promotion. Please feel free to contact our Enterprise team to request reduced pricing - gs-enterprise@goodsync.com.

Thank you,
Michelle
Siber Systems Inc. - Jul 19 2012 at 6:29am Copy Link
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ron r Hello,

Thank you for this offer!

I purchased 3 licenses but I got 1 activation key? Is this ok?
1 key activates alle purchased licenses?
Jul 19 2012 at 6:36am Copy Link
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Siber Systems @Ron R,

Thank you Ron for purchasing! What is your Order ID? I will look in to this.

Thank you,
Michelle
Siber Systems Inc. - Jul 19 2012 at 6:39am Copy Link
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Herman Carnell McCrea Sunday, October 2, 2011 10:06 PM 1110022156 It looks like I qualify for the free upgrade. Thank you very much.
Jul 19 2012 at 6:51am Copy Link
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ron r Hello Michelle,

Order ID:
1207190927

Is the total prize right? I seem to have paid the amount of:
$38.85 for 3 licenses...

Did something go wrong?
Jul 19 2012 at 6:58am Copy Link
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Steve W Does Goodsync provide file versioning w/ automatic removal of files older than a certain date or files above a certain number of backups? Also, does it provide real time monitoring for file changes with immediate backup/sync of changed files? Thanks.
Jul 19 2012 at 6:58am Copy Link
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Siber Systems @Herman,

Here is the information to receive your free upgrade:

http://www.goodsync.com/p...ade_gs.php

Thank you,
Michelle
Siber Systems Inc. - Jul 19 2012 at 6:59am Copy Link
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RikkieVanDeDag Is the program able to verify that files are copied correctly w/o errors?
Jul 19 2012 at 7:13am Copy Link
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Herman Carnell McCrea Hello again Michelle. I downloaded and installed 9 but it shows up as trial and, when I attempted to activate: Activation failed
FAILED: Our records indicate that you have only GoodSync 8 licenses in the order you specified, but you are trying to activate GoodSync 9, which requires a separate license. Please purchase GoodSync Desktop 9 for Windows license. Thank you very much in advance for your time and trouble.
Jul 19 2012 at 7:16am Copy Link
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Siber Systems @Herman,

What is your order ID for GS9? I will look it up and see what is going on.

Thank you,
Michelle
Siber Systems Inc. - Jul 19 2012 at 7:18am Copy Link
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Siber Systems @Steve,

Yes it does. Just go to JobOptionsGeneral. You can tell GS to delete a file after a certain number of days, etc. It also provides real time monitoring. Thank you for your questions.

Thank you,
Michelle
Siber Systems Inc. - Jul 19 2012 at 7:19am Copy Link
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Siber Systems @ron r,

Please send a message to our support team here: http://www.goodsync.com/support with your order ID and tell them that you still need your other two licenses because you were only sent one. They will be able to provide you with the keys. Tell them that Michelle sent you from the Bits du Jour promotion that is currently running. Thank you and I apologize for the inconvenience!

Thank you,
Michelle
Siber Systems Inc. - Jul 19 2012 at 7:23am Copy Link
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Herman Carnell McCrea I don't have an order number for 9, only for 8 1110022156. If I made a procedural error (that of not ordering 9), please advise. I simply clicked to upgrade, no ordering involved, or so I thougt. Thank you very much in advance for your time and trouble.
Jul 19 2012 at 7:30am Copy Link
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Siber Systems @Herman,

I sent the activation instructions to your email address. Make sure you are downloading V9 from the website and then going to HelpActivate Proentering in your order information that I sent. Thank you.

Michelle
Siber Systems Inc. - Jul 19 2012 at 7:33am Copy Link
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Siber Systems @RikkieVanDeDag,

Changes in files are automatically detected by comparing current file status to the stored file status, so no OS-based file monitoring is required.

All changes are reported, with file modifications, on the tree. All file operations performed by GoodSync are logged to log file and on screen. A change report is available for tracking and analysis.

Thank you,
Michelle
Siber Systems Inc. - Jul 19 2012 at 7:42am Copy Link
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Herman Carnell McCrea I had followed those exact steps earlier but perhaps Internet Latency was responsible for the failure of my earlier efforts. In any event, all's well now in the land of Hermie & The Giggle Fishes, so thank you beyond words, for your invaluable, kind, concise and timely and effective assistance.
Jul 19 2012 at 7:51am Copy Link
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lisba f Installation failed, message like Herman, above. Should I send you also my v. 8 ID number?
Jul 19 2012 at 7:51am Copy Link
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Gerry Sorme "Yes, you need a license for each computer you are syncing. It means you need a minimum of 2 licenses!"

This is a ridiculous policy. Why don't they just sell the software with two licenses or one license equals two computer installs? It defeats the whole point. Tricky marketing, IMO. I've trialed GoodSync several times and it's not nearly as good as the freeware program 'FreeFileSync' .....
Jul 19 2012 at 7:57am Copy Link
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Siber Systems @Herman and @lisba f,

Please just send a quick support ticket to our support department at http://www.goodsync.com/support and let them know that you are having difficulties activating your V9 license with your free upgrade from V8. They will be able to help you. Thank you!

Michelle
Siber Systems Inc. - Jul 19 2012 at 8:01am Copy Link
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Siber Systems @Gerry,

You must have not read my response to this. You only need one license per computer in which GoodSync is running. If you sync one computer to another and they are connected via a local area network, then you only need one license and run GoodSync from one computer. If you are trying to sync GoodSync from two non-connected computers, you can sync via GoodSync connect, which does require GoodSync be running on both computers, and therefore would require two licenses.

Thanks for your suggestions but please note that comments posted here should be related to GoodSync and questions about the GoodSync software only. All other comments will not be pursued, thank you.

Michelle

Michelle
Siber Systems Inc. - Jul 19 2012 at 8:03am Copy Link
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RikkieVanDeDag @Michelle
I mean something else: if i backup or sync using Syncback, after backup or syncing, Syncback perform a testing operation and read/compare all written backup files to verify that target files are copied without error's.Of course this verify step extends the time of large backups significantly, but I prefer safety rather than speed!
Errors might occur exceptional, caused by non correctable HDD write/read errors, or filesystem errors.
For me SyncBack Pro is oké, but you know, my friends are looking for same value for less money ;-)
Jul 19 2012 at 8:32am Copy Link
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lemonade soda Let's just clarify that license issue:

1./ If you use Goodsync to backup or sync over a LAN you can do that with just one license so long as the software is only installed once, on one machine, and all backup or syncing is scheduled from that single machine.

2./ If you use Goodsync to backup or sync over a WAN (computers connected over the internet) you need a licence on each machine.

3./ If you use Goodsync to backup from machine A to machine B using a USB stick as the transfer media then you use a different product, Goodsync2Go, and only one license is needed. However, if you use Goodsync you would need 2 licenses.

I do understand Gerry's comment above. Goodsync needs 2 licenses to work over WAN, and that wasn't particularly clear in the original info. Personally, this is where I find Goodsync interesting and useful over 1001 other freeware alternatives.

Unfortunately, you can't use Goodsync for backing up from a webserver to a local machine, or use it to backup a local machine to a fileserver without spending $995 for a "server" license. Try to link two office fileservers and you will need 2x $995 even if all you are doing is making the most rudimentary backups or syncing.

I don't understand that pricing. Microsoft server licenses include FRS and DFS if you use Active Directory. So Goodsync is only useful for people NOT in an enterprise environment. So therefore $995 is silly, and quite honestly, the same pricing $30, should be used.
Jul 19 2012 at 8:37am Copy Link
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Siber Systems @RikkieVanDeDag,

I see what you are saying. Yes, we have this option. You can turn it on or off if you would like. It's in Jobs, Options, Advanced, you can choose the "Compare MD5 Checksums."

Michelle
Siber Systems Inc. - Jul 19 2012 at 9:15am Copy Link
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Siber Systems @lemonade soda,

Hi, I am not sure what Microsoft's pricing policy is, but it is not something to be discussed on this offer. I do not work for our Enterprise department, so I cannot speak on their behalf about licensing pricing. If you are interested in an Enterprise license then you can contact our Enterprise team at gs-enterprise@goodsync.com.

Thank you,
Michelle
Siber Systems Inc. - Jul 19 2012 at 9:19am Copy Link
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F. Edwin Felty Can version 9 be installed over ver. 8.8??
Jul 19 2012 at 10:35am Copy Link
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Siber Systems @F. Edwin Felty,

Yes, just go to www.goodsync.com and download V9 in our download section.

Michelle
Siber Systems Inc. - Jul 19 2012 at 10:36am Copy Link
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lemonade soda Yes, Michelle, I did contact your Enterprise team as soon as you suggested it the first time. However, they are not as responsive as you are, and I am still waiting for them to reply to my email. If you are unable, because you are unauthorised, to discuss your enterprise products, then I understand the departmental and political limitations of what you are able to talk about within your role. But commanding that the issue about making WAN sync work "it is not something to be discussed here" is rather pompous, and does not create a good impression with target customers.
Jul 19 2012 at 10:54am Copy Link
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Siber Systems @lemonade soda,

Please reread my response because that is not what I replied to you. I said that Microsoft pricing is not something to be discussed here. We do not discuss other companies and their products. I cannot speak on behalf of our Enterprise department but you can contact me via support ticket at http://www.goodsync.com/support with your email address and I will make sure that our Enterprise department gets in touch with you. Thank you for your suggestions.

Michelle
Siber Systems Inc. - Jul 19 2012 at 11:07am Copy Link
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lemonade soda Michelle, thanks for your clarification. I look forward to hearing from the Enterprise department. It is unfortunate that because - for various reasons - I have W2K3 installed on my Atom netbook that it is deemed "enterprise" and costs $995 even though I am looking for enterprise features or service and only the functionality being made in your offer here on BDJ today. But thanks for your quick replies. Still waiting for a reply from the Enterprise team ;)
Jul 19 2012 at 1:05pm Copy Link
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Jeffrey Krzysztow I wish 2 Windows and 1 Mac. If I buy Mac and 1 Windows, $29.90, but that means the 2 Windows will cost $29.95 or can I get another one for 9.95? Or do I get it here for the $14.95? Trying to get best price...
Jul 19 2012 at 1:08pm Copy Link
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Siber Systems @lemonade soda,

Thank you for your response. I look forward to hearing from you on our Support System so that I can help you get in touch with the Enterprise team.

Michelle
Siber Systems Inc. - Jul 19 2012 at 1:10pm Copy Link
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Siber Systems @Jeffrey,

Your cheapest option is to buy the two Windows licenses and one Mac license here on Bits du Jour. Our Mac version costs $10 more than the Windows version, so that is why you are seeing the $19.95 price for Mac when you go to check out. You will pay $14.95 for the Windows license, $9.95 for the second Windows license, and $19.95 for the Mac license.

Michelle
Siber Systems Inc. - Jul 19 2012 at 1:14pm Copy Link
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Jeffrey Krzysztow If I wish to add more in the future, are additional licenses $9.95 per Windows or you get that discount at time of purchase only?
Jul 19 2012 at 1:27pm Copy Link
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Siber Systems @Jeffrey

The second license is $9.95, the third license is $13.95, fourth license $17.95, and every license purchased after the fourth license is $17.95. Just enter in your order information at the checkout page. You'll see a link that says "Upgrading or purchasing additional licenses?" This is where you will enter in your current order information if you'd like to go back to the GoodSync Web site and get a discount on future purchases.

Michelle
Siber Systems Inc. - Jul 19 2012 at 1:35pm Copy Link
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Jeffrey Krzysztow Started to buy the Windows for discount above, but there is no option to get an addition Windows license, just a goodSync2Go one from your order form..
Jul 19 2012 at 1:46pm Copy Link
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robin debruin program is really good thx for offer
Jul 19 2012 at 2:01pm Copy Link
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Tai Kam Ng Question about this license scenario:
** If you use Goodsync to backup or sync over a WAN (computers connected over the internet) you need a licence on each machine.

If one of the computer is only used as the GoodSync Connect server, does it still need a license? Can't that computer stay with the GoodSync Free.
Jul 19 2012 at 4:36pm Copy Link
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Patrick Yancey This is the BEST sync software around and I use it constantly to keep music libraries syncronized between different drives. It works flawlessly. Buy with confidence folks. This is a great deal.
Jul 19 2012 at 7:12pm Copy Link
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DroidLuvr Absolutely well worth the price!! Actually, it can't be beat (I paid much more when I purchased this to go along with my RoboForm earlier this year!) I manage my backups to external HDDs just fine with one license as I don't have any remote PCs or anything that I need to install the server on.

It is a great program, and the dev. updates it regularly to correct any bugs that are found. Their support is also absolutely fantastic with very fast response times.

Just my 2 cents as a regular here :)
Jul 19 2012 at 7:19pm Copy Link
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Colin McAllister Hi.
I am very wary now about syncing data, rather than just "dumb-backing" it up...

I recently had sync software which (badly) synced folders from my hard drive to my usb backup drive.

Folders on my hard drive were left empty - which I hadn't noticed - and the very next sync copied the empty hard drive folders over the usb drive and my data was gone. Fortunately, I had a second online backup, so I got almost all of my original files back.

From past experience, one folder is always considered master, so can Goodsync prevent empty master folders overwriting slave folders containing data? Thanks.
Jul 19 2012 at 10:37pm Copy Link
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w wood I bought two licences for goodsyncpro and also a licence for goodsync2go, but I received only one activation code. is this correct?
Jul 19 2012 at 11:16pm Copy Link
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Siber Systems @Jeffrey,

Hi, you can actually edit the number inside the Quantity box. Right now it should say 1, you can delete the number and choose how many licenses you would like.

Michelle
Siber Systems Inc. - Jul 20 2012 at 6:06am Copy Link
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Siber Systems @robin,

Thank you so much! :)

Michelle
Siber Systems Inc. - Jul 20 2012 at 6:07am Copy Link
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Siber Systems @Patrick,

Thank you so much, we are happy you love GoodSync!
Michelle
Siber Systems Inc. - Jul 20 2012 at 6:21am Copy Link
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Siber Systems @w wood,

You should receive 3 activation codes if you bought 3 licenses. Please contact our support department via support ticket with your order ID and they will be able to send you your codes. http://www.goodsync.com/support

Thank you,
Michelle
Siber Systems Inc. - Jul 20 2012 at 6:22am Copy Link
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Siber Systems @DroidLuvr,

Thank you for being a RoboForm and GoodSync user. We are happy that you love the software and our support team.We are glad that we can provide our users with a 24/7 support ticket system to help solve any issues that you may have! Thanks again!

Michelle
Siber Systems Inc. - Jul 20 2012 at 6:28am Copy Link
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Siber Systems @Tai,

This is the difference between GoodSync Free and GoodSync Pro https://www.goodsync.com/...ree-vs-pro.

Michelle
Siber Systems Inc. - Jul 20 2012 at 6:46am Copy Link
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Siber Systems @Colin,

I am not sure exactly what you are trying to do with the software. It seems like you trying to create a backup job, but instead you are syncing your data. If you create a sync job, the folder on the left will sync to the folder on the right, whenever you schedule it to sync. Therefore, if you change one folder it will automatically change the other folder so that both of these folders can be the same.

Here is more information on sync: http://www.goodsync.com/h...ronization

Here is more information on backup: https://www.goodsync.com/...ile-backup

Thank you,
Michelle
Siber Systems Inc. - Jul 20 2012 at 7:07am Copy Link
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Colin McAllister Hi.
I had set folders to sync from HDD to usb backup drive. The folders on the HDD were empty due to a windows explorer glitch - I'm guessing it "cut" instead of "copy". Explorer also crashes every time it is asked to search for anything.

So those empty HDD folders then later synced, overwriting the folders on the usb drive and leaving me with 2 sets of very empty folders. I was hoping that GoodSync might be clever enough to prevent empty folders overwriting folders containing several files?

A very unusual situation, i know, but almost catastrophic when it occurred. New pc is on its way, so hopefully no glitches in future, but odd/annoying that empty folders could overwrite full folders. I'd hoped for a fail-safe; something like "If folder is empty, cancel sync (for that folder)"
Jul 20 2012 at 8:57am Copy Link
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Siber Systems @Colin,

There is a setting you can use for that. Just go to Job, Options, General tab. In the general tab there is a box called "Propagate deletions," just uncheck that box and nothing will be deleted if a file or folder is deleted.

Thank you,
Michelle
Siber Systems Inc. - Jul 20 2012 at 9:08am Copy Link
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Frank Sielna Hi Michelle,

I bought Goodsync solely for its block-level sync feature. Unfortunately that does not work in my test and your PDF-manual does not contain a single time the word "block". A support request on your website kept unanswered until now.
Could you have one of your supporters answer my question?
How to enable block-level? If there is no switch: In which cases is it used (automatically) and especially in which cases /not/?

Thank you!
Jul 20 2012 at 9:24am Copy Link
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Siber Systems @Frank,

What is your ticket number?

Thank you,
Michelle
Siber Systems Inc. - Jul 20 2012 at 9:33am Copy Link
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My Name Here Still very confused about this: I have 3 PCs on a LAN (a home LAN using a Windows workgroup, not a domain).

I am mostly interested in backing up files to protect the information on each PC, not in syncing them.

What can I do with 1 license on 1 PC?

Thanks!
Jul 20 2012 at 9:47am Copy Link
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Siber Systems @My Name Here,

If everything is networked with that server then you will be able to access all of the files and folders from any computer on that network from a single computer. You would only need one license.

If you wanted to use GoodSync Connect to sync three laptops in different locations using the internet connection, that would require a license for each computer. But because all of your machines are on the same local area network (LAN) you can accomplish what you want to do with a single license.

Thank you,
Michelle
Siber Systems Inc. - Jul 20 2012 at 11:11am Copy Link
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Yfor This is an excellent piece of software that makes it really easy to backup and synchronize files across a network. All that's missing now is a Linux version to make my computer world an even safer place ;-)
Jul 20 2012 at 11:27am Copy Link
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Siber Systems @Yfor,

Thank you for recommending GoodSync and for the recommendations.

Michelle
Siber Systems Inc. - Jul 20 2012 at 11:35am Copy Link
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Colin McAllister Michelle, thanks for the reply. My pc arriving next week has a 64-bit version of Windows 7 and that will become my main machine. Can I purchase a license today and install and activate it next week on my new pc?

Thanks.
Jul 20 2012 at 3:05pm Copy Link
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ron r A compliment for the helpdesk @ goodsync:

- They actually react
- They react quick
- They actually react with proper feedback
- Their ticket system is easy to access and your ticket history is easy and clear to follow

And no ... I don't work for them.
Jul 20 2012 at 3:06pm Copy Link
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w wood You said I should have three activation code for three licences but I only have one. I contacted support like you said and they said I only need one. I have had so much trouble with roboform activation codes, this confusion inside siber systems is making me nervous. who is right?
Jul 20 2012 at 3:20pm Copy Link
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J S Any likelihood that GoogSync2go will be offered by itself?
Jul 20 2012 at 11:56pm Copy Link
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Siber Systems Hi @w wood,

Your one order ID will be enough to activate 3 computers, sorry for any confusion!

Thank you,
Michelle
Siber Systems Inc. - Jul 23 2012 at 6:18am Copy Link
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Siber Systems @J S,

We may offer this in the future, but currently not at this time. You can purchase it from our web site.

Thank you,
Michelle
Siber Systems Inc. - Jul 23 2012 at 6:23am Copy Link
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Siber Systems @ron r,

Thank you so much for the great feedback about our support team, we will pass along your comments! :)

Thank you,
Michelle
Siber Systems Inc. - Jul 23 2012 at 6:33am Copy Link
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Siber Systems Colin,

Yes you can, if you did not purchase a license before this ended, please let me know and I will send you a link.

Michelle
Siber Systems Inc. - Jul 23 2012 at 6:36am Copy Link
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Siber Systems Thank you everyone for purchasing GoodSync and for all of the questions and comments, we appreciate it! Be sure to check GoodSync out on our social media channels for the latest news, tips and tricks, and special promotions about GoodSync!

http://www.facebook.com/goodsync
http://www.twitter.com/goodsync

Thanks again!
Michelle

Also, if you need support do not hesitate to contact our support department at http://www.goodsync.com/support
Siber Systems Inc. - Jul 23 2012 at 6:54am Copy Link
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SoftCollector If I want to sync 3 computers, do I need 3 licenses?
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Steven Barnett The fine print says 'per computer', not per user, so you need one per COMPUTER. It's why I've never bought this product in the past and why I stick with an alternative tool.
Jun 9 2013 at 1:48am Copy Link
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Bruno Verschraegen Hi. I would be interested if it can sync a standalone Outlook file (pst, we do not have Exchange) bi-directionally. The GoodSync FAQ states: "GoodSync does not yet understand internal structure of all these database files (this will change in the future versions). So GoodSync can sync the whole database files, but not individual logical units stored inside these files."

Is this the current state or is a solution being implemented in the current version or in the very (very) near future? And does/will it work with Outlook being locked?

Bruno
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TESS273 Hi,

The fine print says 'per computer', not per user. But you said,

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If everything is networked with that server then you will be able to access all of the files and folders from any computer on that network from a single computer. You would only need one license.

If you wanted to use GoodSync Connect to sync three laptops in different locations using the internet connection, that would require a license for each computer. But because all of your machines are on the same local area network (LAN) you can accomplish what you want to do with a single license.
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I have 3 PCs and I want to sync using IIS FTP Server.

laptop(1st PC) --- IIS FTP Server(2nd PC) --- another laptop(3rd PC)

In this case, I only need one license. but if I want to use your GoodSync Server to sync 3PCs, I need 3 licenses.

Am I understing correctly?

Thanks.
Jun 9 2013 at 4:15am Copy Link
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Siber Systems Hi everyone,

Thanks for your questions. If computers are connected in one local network you can sync files between them (including external HDs) using shared folders when GoodSync is installed on one of the computers. You must have full access permissions on shared folders, be able to open shared folders, create/copy/delete a file there. Note, that synchronization could be running only from one computer where GoodSync is installed.

If you want to run sync from any computer you have to either install GoodSync on each computer (5 licenses) or use GoodSync2Go installed on any portable drive (1 GoodSync2Go license). GS2Go can be purchased on our Web site at http://www.goodsync.com.

If you want to sync files over the Internet using GoodSync Connect you need a license for each computer with which you want to sync.

For example, you can sync files between two computers when GoodSync is installed on one computer if computers are connected in local network. If computers are not connected in a local network then you can sync files between them using GoodSync Connect account via the Internet. If the computers are not connected in a local network then you would need a GS license for each computer that you wish to sync using GS Connect.

Michelle
Siber Systems
Siber Systems Inc. - Jun 10 2013 at 6:06am Copy Link
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Siber Systems @Soft Collector,

You can sync files between two computers when GoodSync is installed on one computer if computers are connected in local network. If computers are not connected in a local network then you can sync files between them using GoodSync Connect account via the Internet. If the computers are not connected in a local network then you would need a GS license for each computer that you wish to sync using GS Connect.

Thanks,
Michelle
Siber Systems Inc. - Jun 10 2013 at 6:07am Copy Link
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Siber Systems Hi @Bruno,

It won’t work, Outlook locks it’s Outlook.pst file. We have a full section on this in our FAQS. http://www.goodsync.com/support/faq.

Thank you,
Michelle
Siber Systems Inc. - Jun 10 2013 at 7:18am Copy Link
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Bruno Verschraegen Hi Michelle, I actually referred to your FAQ... My question was if there had been progress in this area.

From what I read, the bi-directional challenge has
nothing to do with the PST being locked but with Siber Systems not (yet) understanding the internal structure of database files such as Outlook. And the FAQ states "this will change in future versions". So part of my question was if progress is being made with that.

The FAQ statement continues "So GoodSync can sync whole database files, but not individual logical units stored inside these files". My backup software is able to make incremental backups of Outlook (on an hourly basis, and even with the PST being open = locked), so I assume there are ways for programmes to see what are the small changes within the big Outlook database file?

The second question was related to the ability of working with locked files. Further down in your FAQ, you state "New GoodSync versions can copy from locked files using Shadow Copy. Be sure to turn on Copy Locked Files option in Job Options." This would lead to believe that at least whole database PST copying should be possible, even if locked. On the other hand, a little further down, referring to error statements, the FAQ indicates for Volume Shadow Copy that "It can only copy FROM a locked file but NOT TO a locked file." OK, fair enough. But it also says "It can only copy from a file on a LOCAL DRIVE, not from a file on the network." Does this mean the functionality only works for copying files within the same machine - which is not the purpose of using GoodSync?" Sorry if I sound confused; I guess I am...
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Thomas Evans How long is the license good? Is this a forever license or it expires at some point?
Jun 10 2013 at 7:56am Copy Link
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Siber Systems Hi @Thomas,

You can use the license for as long as you would like, it will not stop working if we release a new version number. However, we will no longer update the version you purchase. You receive free updates within the purchased version and if we release Version 10 or another version within a reasonable amount of time frame you may receive the next version upgrade free. We usually give $10 off discounts to our current users on GoodSync version upgrades and on our other products (RoboForm Desktop).

Thanks,
Michelle
Siber Systems Inc. - Jun 10 2013 at 8:22am Copy Link
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Siber Systems Hi @Bruno,

I will check in to this for you, but this may be a question you will need to ask our support team at http://www.roboform.com/support. Thank you!

Michelle
Siber Systems Inc. - Jun 10 2013 at 8:23am Copy Link
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Siber Systems Hi @Bruno,

I spoke with our support team and they suggested that you send in a ticket to them at http://www.goodsync.com/support. I am sure it is possible to sync the PST file incrementally, and we are looking for the most secure way to do this procedure. There is no ETA on when this will be implemented. Thank you.

Michelle
Siber Systems Inc. - Jun 10 2013 at 11:38am Copy Link
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Bruno Verschraegen Hi @Michelle, many thanks for having looked into this. I will send in a ticket.
Bruno
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Petr Hello,
I have VMware virtual machine guest files, which include virtual-disk files. For example, a file called DISK-C.VMDK might represent drive C: of the virtual machine and is about 20GB in size.

I want to do backups of DISK-C.VMDK but don't want to copy the entire file, just want to copy the portions of the file that have changed. Can you GoodSync software update only the changed portions of DISK-C.VMDK. This is especially important when updating to a remote destination, to minimize how much data is being sent. Thanks for a details description.
Jun 11 2013 at 11:01am Copy Link
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Siber Systems @Bruno,

No problem, thanks!

Michelle
Siber Systems Inc. - Jun 11 2013 at 12:12pm Copy Link
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Siber Systems Hi @Petr,

I believe that our block-level sync feature will fit your needs. Check out how block-level sync works here: https://www.goodsync.com/...lock-level.

Thanks,
Michelle
Siber Systems Inc. - Jun 11 2013 at 12:17pm Copy Link
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Gavin Peart Hello
I am interested in using goodsync to synchronise 3 business pc's but I do not want this business data copying to Siber System’s servers (or any other servers). Can goodsync be used without any data leaving the pc's being synchronised to be stored elsewhere?
Jun 11 2013 at 12:48pm Copy Link
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Siber Systems Hi @Gavin,

With GoodSync Connect, you do not have to worry about your data being stored on third party servers. Your data is stored directly on your connected computers. Learn more about GoodSync Connect here: https://www.goodsync.com/...ks/connect.

Thanks,
Michelle
Siber Systems Inc. - Jun 11 2013 at 1:23pm Copy Link
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Danny This is undoubtedly one of the top software, but I've been using SyncBack Pro, where I am very happy with it!
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lisba f Is GoodSync able to do "real time" syncing?
Jun 12 2013 at 6:01am Copy Link
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Siber Systems @Hi Danny,

You can always try out GoodSync for free for 30 days on our website at http://www.goodsync.com. Thanks!

Michelle
Siber Systems Inc. - Jun 12 2013 at 6:07am Copy Link
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Siber Systems Hi @lisba f,

Yes, GoodSync can do real time syncing. On File Change mode of Auto sync starts synchronization when file change is detected in a sync folder or its subfolder. The best thing about it is, it also works remotely if you use GoodSync Connect.

Thanks,
Michelle
Siber Systems Inc. - Jun 12 2013 at 6:11am Copy Link
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Daak Daaker it said GoodSync is $14.95 but after clicking on it the Mac version turns out to be $19.95 . and i already own a windows version.
So it should offer more than $10 off when purchasing a second copy on another platform. Anyway im not paying $5 more for a Mac version when Mac has many other software's to do the same at cheaper prices.
Jun 12 2013 at 6:19am Copy Link
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Siber Systems Hi @Daak Daaker,

Thank you for your comments, $19.95 is 50% off our Mac version, which is $39.95. If you would like to use a different software that is completely up to you.

Thanks,
Michelle
Siber Systems Inc. - Jun 12 2013 at 7:00am Copy Link
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Dillon Geo Hi Siber Systems,

How does GoodSync work with symbolic links? If a folder to be synced contains a symbolic to another folder, will it be synced as well?

Thanks
Jun 12 2013 at 7:03am Copy Link
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Siber Systems Hi @Dillon,

Job-Options-Advanced.

There is two options to handle symbolic links.
From GoodSync manual:

Folder Symbolic Links Processing (Copy As Is by default)
This option determines how symbolic links to folders are processed.
* Ignore. Symlinks to folders are ignored and not copied in any way.
* Copy As Is. Symlink to folder is copied as the same Symlink in the destination folder.
* Drill Down. Target folder of symbolic link is be copied to the destination folder.

File Symbolic Links Processing (Copy As Is by default)
This option determines how symbolic links to files are processed.
* Ignore. Symlinks to files are ignored and not copied in any way.
* Copy As Is. Symlink to file is copied as the same Symlink in the destination folder.
* Drill Down. Target file of symbolic link is copied to the destination folder.

Thanks,
Michelle
Siber Systems Inc. - Jun 12 2013 at 9:15am Copy Link
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Daak Daaker Siber Systems
att: Michelle
Thanks for your reply, i see yes 50% is $19.95
iv so much good history with GoodSync i think ill get a copy for my Mac too.
Jun 12 2013 at 9:25am Copy Link
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Dillon Geo @Siber Systems, Thanks for your reply. I have another two questions:
If I want to sync two folders on two different computers via GoodSync Connect, do I need to set both computers as servers, or just one of them as a server? What is the difference of between being a client and being a server? I have been using GoodSync for two years but am still confused about it (maybe most of the time I only use the local sync function).

BTW, will you add compression and version retention functions in future versions, like what Syncovery is offering now?

Thanks
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Michael Howard Hello! GoodSync sounds like what I've been looking for. Number of licenses seems simple, but isn't. Please let me know if I have this right:

First license: Allows me to sync 1 computer (GoodSync server 1) to all other computers (clients) on my LAN (one-way synching only).

Second license: Allows me to do the above, but ALSO synch one of the above computers (GoodSync server 1) via Internet bi-directionally with yet another computer(GoodSync server 2) which is not on my LAN.

...and it doesn't matter if they're Mac, Win, or Linix boxes?
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ARTYONE Hello. Similar question to Michael.

I find the license setup a bit hard to get my head around.

This is what I want to do::

In our house we have 3 pc computers and 2 macs along with an android tablet.

I want to sync all the photos and downloaded files from each device to my mac mini which will have 2 or 3 external drives attached to store all the photos etc.

So the mac mini is the main computer, so I guess I need to buy 1 mac licence to do the above.

What if I need to access the sync jobs to modify or add to from the mac mini via one of the pcs?

Would I then need a pc licence for each of the pcs (3) just so I can add a new sync job?

Time is running out to buy this (7 more hours) so please advise asap or extend the offer to those of us that are waiting for your feedback

Many thanks

Paul
Jun 12 2013 at 4:36pm Copy Link
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Dierk Downloaded & Installed the GoodSync application & up popped the "Configure Windows User" and "Welcome to GoodSync Connect Setup" windows.

Also ran across the "FAQ"; "How to Sync 2 Folders"; and the GoodSync Manual web pages.

Plowed through the above, as well as the "Welcome ... Let's Create Your First Job" dialogs, resulting in a simple Sync job: 2 systems, connected via internal network (WiFi), looking for a 2-way Sync of data files for a single application.

Thoughts along the way:
You can set up a "simple" sync job with relative ease. Learning about the many Options offered seems likely to consume a fair amount of time & effort - but is probably worth it in the long run.

Because of these Options, spending some time with the Manual - or at least playing around with the application - should be factored into the purchase decision.

There CAN BE some confusion with Licensing / Usage: the first thing you find under "GoodSync Connect" is "Install on each of your systems" - which means purchasing multiple licenses.

HOWEVER: you CAN achieve 2-way sync WITHOUT installing "Connect" - as long as your systems can "see" each other - and the appropriate directories - across your network. (Interestingly, had to specifically "Share" the remote folder for GoodSync, even though have been Manually "syncing" these two folders using a file manager.)

Apparently (from a quick glance at the lit) "Connect" will offer advanced usage options, including connectivity when you might otherwise NOT be able to see the system(s) you are trying to sync with. There are a number of scenarios shown in the lit.

Disappointment that Per Computer licensing is required (seems like there should at least be a "One desktop & one Laptop option), is somewhat offset by the fact that secondary licenses appear to be offered at a substantial discount on the GoodSync web site (Under $10, per memory), plus the fact that many users won't require them at all, as long as you can get your Windows Share permissions working. (Which can be a lot of FUN at times, particularly across multiple OSs: both of the systems tried this evening are running Win 7.)

In any case, it is time for a somewhat late dinner here, so will ruminate for a bit - but GoodSync is probably A Keeper, at least given the Bits Discount offer!
Jun 12 2013 at 5:05pm Copy Link
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Siber Systems Hi @Daak,

Thank you so much, we hope you enjoy the Mac version.

Michelle
Siber Systems Inc. - Jun 13 2013 at 5:33am Copy Link
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Siber Systems Hi everyone,

I will be responding to your questions shortly.

Thanks,
Michelle
Siber Systems Inc. - Jun 13 2013 at 5:37am Copy Link
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Michael K @ Siber Systems

Hi Michelle,

I bought the previous version when it was last offered on Bits as it was offered with a free upgrade to version 9 as the release was imminent. However I've not been notified of how to get the version 9 upgrade.

What should I do?

Thanks & regards

Michael K
Jun 13 2013 at 6:23am Copy Link
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Siber Systems Hi @Michael K,

When did you purchase Version 8? Here is the website page that you will need to reference in order to upgrade to V9 for free: http://www.goodsync.com/p...ade_gs.php.

Thanks,
Michelle
Siber Systems Inc. - Jun 13 2013 at 6:26am Copy Link
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Siber Systems Hi @Dillon,

Our server licenses are in reference to our Enterprise department, please check out our Enterprise website at http://www.goodsync.com/enterprise.

Please direct your last question to our support team at http://www.goodsync.com/support. Thank you!

Michelle
Siber Systems Inc. - Jun 13 2013 at 6:37am Copy Link
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Siber Systems Hi @Michael,

I apologize that you are confused on the number of licenses that you need to purchase. You are correct. You can sync files between two computers when GoodSync is installed on one computer if computers are connected in local network. If computers are not connected in a local network then you can sync files between them using GoodSync Connect account via the Internet. If the computers are not connected in a local network then you would need a GS license for each computer that you wish to sync using GS Connect.

Thanks,
Michelle
Siber Systems Inc. - Jun 13 2013 at 6:43am Copy Link
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Siber Systems Hi @Dierk,

Yes, you can purchase additional GoodSync licenses for significant discounts on the normal price once you have purchased your first license. You are correct that it is $10 per license after your first purchase (for desktop licenses).

Please contact our support team with your in-depth questions about how to use GoodSync in different circumstances. Please create a ticket with your information at http://www.goodsync.com/support.

Thank you,
Michelle
Siber Systems Inc. - Jun 13 2013 at 6:52am Copy Link
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Michael K @ Michelle

Thanks for the link to the upgrade page but it is not giving a free upgrade, only a discount although the page says if purchased after 1 November 2010 upgrades would be free.
Goodsync pro 8 was purchased through Bits on 24 Sept 2011 and Goodsync2go was purchased 21 Oct 2011 again through Bits - both should be FREE.

What to do now please?

Thanks

Michael K
Jun 13 2013 at 7:31am Copy Link
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Siber Systems Hi @Michael K,

Thanks for letting me know. Please contact our support team at http://www.goodsync.com/support. They will be happy to upgrade your licenses for free.

Thanks,
Michelle
Siber Systems Inc. - Jun 13 2013 at 7:54am Copy Link
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Sam Hi Michelle,

The website states that for GoodSync Connect "The communication channel between your computers may be encrypted using SSL, so nobody will be able to snoop in on your transfers." So does it mean that it is not always encrypted? I browsed through the website but could not figure out what kind of encryption you use (128 or 256 bit) and the protocol behind the connection, when connecting computers using GoodSync connect. Can you please share some information on the security underlying file transfers using GoodSync connect as that is of primary importance when buying multiple licenses. I think it is great that we can sync without uploading the content to private servers however if the connection is not encrypted or "sometimes encrypted" it would be easy for someone to get hold of the data.

Thanks,
Sam
Jun 13 2013 at 8:27am Copy Link
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Siber Systems Hi @Sam,

Thanks for pointing this out. We actually decided to re-word this on the website after you brought this to our attention. It now says, "Users have an option to choose Secure Mode to ensure the communication channel between your computers is encrypted using SSL."

What this means is that the user has to choose for it be a secure connection in order for it be a secure connection. There is an option where you can check "Secure Mode (encrypted)."

Thanks,
Michelle
Siber Systems Inc. - Jun 13 2013 at 9:58am Copy Link
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Sam Hi Michelle,

Thank you for the quick response, it helped me decide to go ahead with the purchase.

Thanks,
Sam
Jun 13 2013 at 11:37am Copy Link
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Siber Systems Hi @Sam,

No problem. Thanks for purchasing!

Michelle
Siber Systems Inc. - Jun 13 2013 at 11:40am Copy Link
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Sam Hi Michelle,

Sorry if this is a repeated post, I did try to edit the last post but it seems that it may not have worked. I just wanted to let you know that the website link from this page seems to land you on a very old page without any navigational links. It may be better to change the link as the new website is well organized.

Thanks,
Sam
Jun 13 2013 at 11:47am Copy Link
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Chintan Karnik @Siber Systems: Is it possible to use and activate goodsync 9 pro on a win2k8 server? I realize that there is a separate enterprise product, but the current feature set of the desktop version is all I need. Specifically, I want to be able to use GoodSync connect Instead of settting up sftp, rsync etc on the server. You folks have developed an excellent syncing client-server product that should be available on its own without add-ons.
Jun 13 2013 at 11:52am Copy Link
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Siber Systems Hi @Sam,

Can you please copy and paste the link that you are talking about? Thank you!

Michelle
Siber Systems Inc. - Jun 13 2013 at 11:55am Copy Link
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Sam Hi Michelle,

I was referring to the link to your website listed above below "Buy Now" button
http://www.goodsync.com/l...frm=frame1

Sam
Jun 13 2013 at 12:02pm Copy Link
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Siber Systems Hi @Sam,

When I click on the links up top I do not see that link that you are seeing. Try refreshing your browser or by pressing "F5."

Thanks,
Michelle
Siber Systems Inc. - Jun 13 2013 at 12:24pm Copy Link
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a a I might take advantage of this offer, but would like to try the 30-day trial before making the purchase. As I have shown my interest here while the offer is live, would it be possible to purchase at the discounted rate in a week or so ?
Jun 13 2013 at 12:49pm Copy Link
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Siber Systems Hi @a a,

Download the free trial and then contact our support team at http://www.goodsync.com/support when you are ready to purchase. Request that your ticket be redirected to Michelle. I'll honor the discount then.

Thanks,
Michelle
Siber Systems Inc. - Jun 13 2013 at 12:57pm Copy Link
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a a Also, GoodSync 9 was released approx. 16 months ago, so I would expect a v10 to be released reasonably soon. Would I get a free upgrade to 10 if I purchase now ?

Alternatively, what is the grace period for when I would get a free upgrade (eg. if v10 is released in 6 months, 9 months, 12 months, would I get a free upgrade?) ?
Jun 13 2013 at 12:59pm Copy Link
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Siber Systems Hi @a a,

Although GS9 was created 16 months ago, we are only on version 9.4.9.9 of the software, so a GS10 release anytime soon is very unlikely. However, if we did release GS10 within a reasonable amount of time after you purchased GS9 it is very likely that you would get this upgrade for free. However, since it is not in our developers plans as of right now I cannot give you a yes or no answer. I apologize. Thanks!

Michelle
Siber Systems Inc. - Jun 13 2013 at 1:08pm Copy Link
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Michael K @ Michelle

Just a brief few words to say a BIG THANK YOU !! You've been very responsive in this thread and represented Siber Systems very well !!

Thanks & best regards

Michael K
Jun 13 2013 at 2:41pm Copy Link
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a a @Michelle - OK, thanks for honouring the discount after the offer ends, to allow me time to test the trial.
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Chintan Karnik After posting my question regarding running GoodSync on windows server, I also reached out to enterprise group sales at Siber and they helped me with my request.

So I too want to express my gratitude to the whole Siber team in providing excellent product line as well as support to the bitsdujour community.
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ARTYONE Hi, Well I still am not sure of the number of licences I need but went and purchased 2 for mac, 2 for pc and the USB option.

Is the usb option usable on both a mac and pc? The receipt says for mac?
Will the USB/Portable HD option work with our Android tablets?

I will make a start at installing these on our computers over the next week or two and hopefully there are enough to go around.

If I need more copies say within the next month, would you still do them for the $5 and $10 add on prices?

looking forward to a well backed up system :)

Many thanks for replying to the questions, great to see a company thats in touch with its clients

P.S. You may want to look at creating a special webpage thats in non tech talk outlining what licences each person may need for their needs.

Looking at the above comments, it is clear that the Licencing is not a clear issue for most.
I do not mind buying what I need, its just trying to work out what I need to work within your rules.
Jun 13 2013 at 4:10pm Copy Link
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Mike McClellan Be VERY careful on using this software!! Certain backup schemes will delete files at the source if they do not exist on the target. I lost a WHOLE lot of files when I set it that way.
Jun 14 2013 at 1:03am Copy Link
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Siber Systems Hi @Michael K,

Thank you so much. I am very glad that I could help!

Thanks,
Michelle
Siber Systems Inc. - Jun 14 2013 at 5:34am Copy Link
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Siber Systems Hi @a a,

No problem, if you have any questions please contact our support team at http://www.goodsync.com/support.

Michelle
Siber Systems Inc. - Jun 14 2013 at 5:38am Copy Link
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Siber Systems Hi @Chintan,

I am happy that you received help from our Enterprise department regarding your questions. I'll send over a thank you to them!

Michelle
Siber Systems Inc. - Jun 14 2013 at 5:44am Copy Link
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Siber Systems Hi @Mike McClellan and everyone,

If you are ever unsure of the way to set up your sync and backup using GoodSync please contact our support team at 1-877-762-6367 M-F 9AM-7PM EST or send a support ticket to http://www.goodsync.com/support. Thank you!

Michelle
Siber Systems Inc. - Jun 14 2013 at 5:55am Copy Link
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Siber Systems Hi @Artyone,

We have two separate licenses for the USB, one is Mac and one is Desktop. We have a GoodSync app in your Android App Market.

Each additional license price just depends on the previous purchase, there will be a discount but I cannot tell you how much. Pricing depends on your previous purchases and the licenses that you wish to buy. For our licenses priced at $29.95, your next three license purchases are usually $9.95 (as long as they are the same price). For our licenses priced at $39.95, your next three licenses are usually $19.95.

If you decide that you do not need a license that you purchased within 30 days, we are happy to refund your money. We have a 30 day money back guarantee. Please contact support if you have any additional questions at http://www.goodsync.com/support.

We do understand that the wording is confusing for our licensing structure and we will work on creating a website page that is user friendly. Thank you for your suggestions.

Michelle
Siber Systems Inc. - Jun 14 2013 at 6:49am Copy Link
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Siber Systems Hi @Artyone,

The USB GSG20GO version only works on a physical computer, not your tablet.

Thanks,
Michelle
Siber Systems Inc. - Jun 14 2013 at 7:03am Copy Link
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lemonade soda WARNING to TESS273 and others. (I noted that siber did not answer your Q). I bought this software last year and it is useless. Why? I am a one man band, and want to sync my laptop with my home-server when I'm on the road. Goodsync seemed ideal for this with its block sync for more efficient and therefore quicker file transfers. My fileserver is an old recycled W2K3 machine acting as a "dumb" fileserver. It is very basic and doesnt have domain or AD services etc. Nowhere was there any warning from the BDJ offer, but if you try to install on W2K, W2K3 - even without a domain and AD - it will refuse and demand an ENTERPRISE LICENSE for $995. That's right! Even though I only want the basic trivial features of the regular version, and that is what I bought and paid for, it REFUSES to install on my home server unless I pay an addition $995. NO I dont have enterprise services, no I don't run a domain or active directory, no I don't have 1000's users, no I don't need Sibers additional "server console features", no I won't pay you another $995 just to run a very trivial remote sync. I got scammed.

Conclusion: there are free alternatives, I was using them before, but purchased Goodsync for block sync, but it was wasted time and money. BTW did you know that IF you have windows server running on a domain that Active Directory Replication to do this is available out of the box and for FREE from MS!!!! So there is absolutely no reason for Siber to be demanding $995 for SOHO users like us that DONT run domains or active directory.
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Mark Johnson @lemonade soda -- what you experienced with GoodSync is not out of the ordinary for a lot of software.

I work as a software architect and have a lot of different operating systems installed on different machines (real or virtual machines). One thing I learned many years ago is that a lot of software for the standard user operating systems will not install or operate on server operating systems. For many pieces of software you have to have a special server version (ALWAYS much more expensive) if you want to install it on a server operating system.

My recommendation would be to not use a server operating system for the scenario you describe. If you do, you'll end up with the same type of problem in the future with other software.

However, Siber systems should list the operating systems each version of their software operates on.
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Siber Systems Hi @lemonade soda,

That is true, our Enterprise department does have a server license for $995 that we require for anyone running a server. Our software can't tell the difference if it is an individual running a server or an Enterprise running a server with thousands of employees, so there is only one price. So you are correct, our software is probably not the best fit for an individual running a server.

Thanks,
Michelle
Siber Systems Inc. - Jun 14 2013 at 10:32am Copy Link
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Roger Thomasson @ Mark, lemonade soda

Siber Systems couldn't be more transparent on this point. The Server version of GoodSync is required for server activation:

http://www.goodsync.com/e...enterprise
BitsDuJour Admin - Jun 17 2013 at 7:45am Copy Link
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Siber Systems Hi @Roger,

Thanks for clarifying.

Michelle
Siber Systems Inc. - Jun 17 2013 at 7:47am Copy Link
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Petr Your description in BitsDuJour says GoodSync will work on Windows 2000. I tried to install version 8 and version 9 in Windows 2000 Server. It told me the system was NOT supported.

Is there a way to pull files from the Windows 2000 Server machine? I can setup a FTP server on that machine. Can GoodSync query the FTP site to sync any new or changed files?
Sep 10 2013 at 12:23am Copy Link
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Siber Systems Hi @Petr,

This offer is currently closed. Please submit your questions to http://www.goodsync.com/support. Thank you!

Michelle
Siber Systems Inc. - Sep 12 2013 at 11:48am Copy Link
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Renaud Duval I have tested good sync. it works really well and also in auto mode without even starting the software. I really like it. I have also been using roboform for years and this is a must have.
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Stefan Hauber v9.9.6 sounds like v10 is quiet near...
If this is right, will v10 be free for today's buyers?
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Mario Demi Now is version 9.96 is a upgrade to version 10 free or we have to pay for it?
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Sandro Perotti Will GoodSync2Go for Windows be included?
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CodeDog Have owned and used GoodSync for years, excellent backup program...
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Chris Roy Jackson Bitsters ABOVE (AND Sandro Perotti):
As a RoboForm User for over 5 years, and as a GoodSync Owner for about 5 years, I can tell you that they are BOTH Excellent Programs.
I can ALSO tell you that Customer Service is VERY Responsive and Helpful. Last time I talked to them (YES !!! That's on the PHONE !!) around 2 years ago they helped me to resolve my issue in VERY Short order !!!
ALSO: to Sandro Perotti: GoodSync and GoodSync2Go are TWO Separate Products ! As far as I know it would NOT be included, HOWEVER, if you ASKED, They MIGHT be willing to extend the 50% Discount to GoodSync2Go !!!
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Sandro Perotti Any way to have GoodSync2Go included?
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Alexandre Emeriau Good question about update to v10
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Bertie Brummel Looks like my previous post was censored....
This vendor has not replied to the questions above. Reason enough to pass this offer.
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Chris Roy Jackson ALSO, I forgot to mention that (based upon previous Version History, it looks like the Version 10 might be about 3 to 5 months away!
Based upon that and my previous experience with the company, I woud say that they PROBABLY Will include the upgrade to version 10... Hopefully we will have a response from the company to confirm (or deny) this before too much longer.
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Gregg Holbert I agree with everything that Chris Roy Jackson has said. Thank you Chris! I too have used RoboForm and GoodSync for many years. I would not want to use computers anymore without RoboForm. GoodSync is less important to me - but when I do use it I am grateful. There is no better way (that I'm aware of) to synchronize two folders or volumes. It's easy to setup and use; yet if you dig into the program there are many advanced configuration options available. I highly recommend both of these products!
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Sandro Perotti @ Chris Roy Jackson:Thank you.
OK then, I am hereby officially asking the developer to extend the 50% discount to GoodSync2Go.
Now let's hope that s/he shows up!
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Mauro P. For all interested in GoodSync toGo, when You buy the desktop version You are offered the portable one for 9.99.
The same foe desktop windows version if You buy the Mac one...
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Sandro Perotti @ Mauro P.: Thank you, are you sure that it applies to this promotion too? Maybe is just for the regular purchase?
Would appreciate a confirmation from the developer... Where are you?
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lemonade soda As a word of warning, even though it doesnt say this in any obvious place on their website, this software works only on "consumer Windows OS" and will not work on a home server OS such as WHS or W2K3 which are quite popular for home/SOHO servers/archiving/filesystems. I use W2K3 as a plain and simple windows file share, no domain or ACLs, but the goodsync software will balk and demand a $999 license to install on any "server" edition of Windows, even though there is an enterprise version of Goodsync with additional features, they dont let you use the regular limited features on a server OS. It's a poor decision by the developer, because at a much lower cost you can get W2K12 R2 Essentials with its inbuilt cloud and file syncing services AND EVERYTHING ELSE it has to offer.
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Mario Demi no reply to questions shows how good the service is.
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Chris Roy Jackson @ Everyone that wants "GoodSync2Go":
When you buy today's offer you WILL have the opportunity to get "GoodSync2Go".
Just click on the Windows version (after you click on the "Get This Deal" Button), and that will open a new page (the Shopping Cart) that will offer several items below (page down), INCLUDING "GoodSync2Go" @ $9.95 !!!
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Dave Doiron This from the fine print is the deal breaker:
"ALL NEW GoodSync 9 is licensed **per computer,** and not per user."

The stated use for the software is to keep all our computers (as in more than 1`) in sync, so we need a copy for each of our computers. This means we're going to have to buy at least 2 copies, so the price of the software is at minimum 2x$14.95 = $29.90.
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Alexandre Emeriau What about update to v10 ?
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Chris Roy Jackson @Dave Doiron
ACTUALLY, you DON"T have to have GoodSync on all computers to keep them "Synced"! Go to their Website and Check "How it Works" for more info
OR just go HERE:
http://www.goodsync.com/h...oodsync2go
for info on GoodSync2Go !!
TODAY you can get a 75% Discount on it WITH GoodSync at 50% off
OR
You COULD figure that you're getting GoodSync2Go at a 35% Discount with a "FREE" BONUS of 1 GoodSync License today @ $24.90 !!!
GoodSync2Go Regular License is $39.95

Additional NOTE:
For those who think that you have to have GoodSync installed on every computer that you want to "Sync", you need to go to their site and "do a little Research" to see exactly how this software Works !!!
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Tony Thomas Have used this professionally for years incredible software replaced a installation that had previously cost thousands.
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Cary Adams Given the level of vendor support shown here, I recommend that you keep and eye out for Syncovery which has been offered here on BTJ in the past. Incredibly powerful, with unmatched developer and community support.
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VLM One technical question, just to be abundantly clear: The description, above, states "GoodSync Connect, which allows users to connect two or more computers directly, in a peer-to-peer style, without using intermediate servers to store files (online storage services". I find the phrase "in a peer-to-peer style" a bit confusing. Does GS Connect flow through the developer's own servers, or does it implement a genuinely and entirely local P2P connection?

Thanks!
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Sandro Perotti I can confirm that, as Chris Roy Jackson says, yesterday I purchased both the desktop and the USB versions for $24.90. Good deal.
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Siber Systems VLM - It is an entirely local P2P connection.
Siber Systems Inc. - Sep 2 2014 at 8:27am Copy Link
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Siber Systems Sandro Perotti - Yes, that is correct! Thank you for sharing with everyone, as we were out yesterday due to the holiday.
Siber Systems Inc. - Sep 2 2014 at 8:28am Copy Link
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Siber Systems Cary - Apologies, we were out yesterday due to the holiday. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks
Siber Systems Inc. - Sep 2 2014 at 8:29am Copy Link
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Siber Systems Thanks for the positive review, Tony!
Siber Systems Inc. - Sep 2 2014 at 8:30am Copy Link
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Siber Systems Thanks, CodeDog!
Siber Systems Inc. - Sep 2 2014 at 8:31am Copy Link
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Siber Systems Mauro P. - Yes, GoodSync requires one license per computer.
Siber Systems Inc. - Sep 2 2014 at 8:32am Copy Link
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Siber Systems Chris and Gregg - Thank you for the positive reviews! Let us know if you ever need anything :)
Siber Systems Inc. - Sep 2 2014 at 8:33am Copy Link
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Siber Systems Dave - To clarify, you need a license for each machine that GoodSync is installed and runs on. So if you sync to a remote computer or removable drive without installing GoodSync on it, there is no additional license required. Please let me know if you require any further clarification.
Siber Systems Inc. - Sep 2 2014 at 8:37am Copy Link
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Siber Systems Stefan, Mario, Alexandre - Our apologies for the delay, as we were out yesterday for the holiday. If there is a new release within the next three months, we will offer it for free to our current users. Also, please note that GoodSync9 will still be fully functional and we do not require you to update at any time. Please let us know if you have any further questions. Thank you!
Siber Systems Inc. - Sep 2 2014 at 8:44am Copy Link
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Siber Systems Lemonade Soda - Yes, this is correct, GoodSync only functions on OS. If you were looking to have GoodSync on a home or office server, that would require a GoodSync Enterprise license. Please let me know if you have any further questions. Thanks!
Siber Systems Inc. - Sep 2 2014 at 8:47am Copy Link
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Techtoysavvy @VLM I have used Goodsync 9 in an entirely local P2P connection.
That said, if you are not sure how to connect 2 computers across the internet then the developer facilitates this by allowing both peers to connect to their server in order to find each other. Once connected there is no need to send data to a facilitating server. If you know how to connect 2 computers then you don't need help from a third computer.
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Alexandre Emeriau @Siber : When v10 is planned, i think it's not for the next 3 months. I'm interested in encryption so i believe i will wait for this release and by pass this offer
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Techtoysavvy I have many different methods and software to "sync". I like GoodSync but it does not support every feature and niche. However, it is a good overall solution. I also use RoboForm from Siber which is a good company. I use other software purchased on BDJ for installation on a server. I can't justify the server price for GoodSync
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roger bullers I bought both GoodSync and Roboform everywhere yesterday.

I have raised a ticket as I cannot find anywhere to set a custom ftp or sftp port and I have not received a proper answer yet.
I want to be able to backup my desktop files to my dedicated server that uses custom ports for security.

Does anyone know how to set this option?
Sep 2 2014 at 11:40am Copy Link
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Siber Systems Hi Roger - I pulled this from our manual for you regarding FTP:

Remote FTP server.
Naming convention: URL with ftp:// or ftps:// prefix, example: ftp://server.domain.com/folder1/folder2
Extended naming convention adds port, auth data: ftp://userid:passwordserver.domain.com:port/folder

UserID and Password are usually required.
If UserID and Password are empty, GoodSync uses UserID "anonymous" and Password "gsusersomeplace.com"

Please let me know if you have any further questions. Thanks!
Siber Systems Inc. - Sep 2 2014 at 1:18pm Copy Link
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roger bullers Yes all is working now. If it were not for this site I would not be aware of this software which is perfect for my needs and is a great value price as well.

Thanks.
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VLM Techtoysavvy - Thank you for your explanation, I feel much more comfortable now. By " how to connect 2 computers across the internet", do you mean over a LAN, or literally P2P over the Internet.?

Thanks!
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Techtoysavvy @VLM over a LAN is relatively simple with no need for GoodSync connect. It is more challenging to connect across the internet. This can involve NAT, routers, port forwarding and firewalls. In these cases it makes more sense to use Goodsync Connect to mediate the connection.

I am lucky enough to have a VPN into my home so I can connect back to my desktop for sync when I am remote and it all looks like the LAN.
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Siber Systems Glad to hear it Roger, thank you and enjoy!
Siber Systems Inc. - Sep 3 2014 at 6:32am Copy Link
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VLM Techtoysavvy - Thank you, this is very clear. What I would do would be over a network, at least for now, so apparently it's as easy as I thought ... just like looking at anything across a LAN, with permissions.
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Marsha Adams Can you turn off backup to certain types of files? I have GBs of photos that I do not want to back up. Does it make a copy of all files on each computer?
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Carl Dolc Hola:

Creo que hay una incongruencia con la siguiente frase o por favor expliquenme un poco mas que es lo que significa:

ALL NEW GoodSync 9 is licensed per computer, and not per user.

Con la frase anterior entiendo que si compro una licencia la puedo usar en solo uno de mis equipos, lo cual es una incongruencia con la finalidad del programa porque si quiero sincronizar mis datos debo de conectar por lo menos con dos equipos pero la licencia no me lo permite, con lo cual debo de adquirir una licencia mas (o el mismo numero de licencias para el mismo numero de equipos) y esto estaría encareciendo enormemente el gasto para poder sincronizar mis datos, ¿¿estoy en lo correcto o entendí mal el concepto??
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Siber Systems @Carl

I understand that you have a question about our licensing.

GoodSync requires one license per computer that is running GoodSync.

If you want to sync two or more computers on a network with GoodSync, you still only need to run GoodSync on one computer, therefore you only need one license.

However, if you need to use our GoodSync Connect feature to sync two or more computers that are not connected, then GoodSync would need to run on each computer in this case, and therefore you your be required to purchase a license for each computer.
Siber Systems Inc. - May 18 2015 at 10:46am Copy Link
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Carl Dolc ¡Gracias por responderme!

Tengo dos dudas mas:
1.- ¿¿Hasta cuantos equipos puedo conectar en una red GoodSync?

2.- ¿Puedo conectar mis equipos desde ubicaciones diferentes (casa/oficina) con la misma licencia?

Esto lo pregunto porque poseo 3 equipos, uno en la oficina y dos en casa y me gustaria que todos estuvieran sincronizados
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Siber Systems @Carl

The number of computers in a network does not matter. What does matter is how many computers are actually running GoodSync to execute the sync tasks. If you use one computer to run GoodSync for the network, then you would only be required to have a license for that computer.

To connect computers from different locations you may need to utilize our GoodSync Connect feature which would require a license for each computer. If the computers in different locations are connected via some type of network connection, and you don't need to utilize GoodSync Connect, then you would only require a license for the computer/s actually running GoodSync.
Siber Systems Inc. - May 18 2015 at 11:35am Copy Link
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Siber Systems @Marsha

GoodSync only syncs to folders/directories on your computer that you tell it to. You can choose not to sync the folder that has all your pictures in it. There's also other exclusion options. We have a section in our manual here - http://www.goodsync.com/m...inclusions.
Siber Systems Inc. - May 18 2015 at 6:17pm Copy Link
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Jaap Aap GoodSync is already in version v.9.9. What does the 'all new' part that is so prominently displayed refer to?
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Siber Systems @Jaap Aap
We've done these deals with Bits before, so it looks like we used older creative for the description. That said, we're always doing updates on GoodSync, so in a sense it's always new! Here's a link to our version news - http://www.goodsync.com/news-windows.
Siber Systems Inc. - May 19 2015 at 4:15am Copy Link
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Wil Anderson When will you have GoodSynch to Go posted again?
May 19 2015 at 5:40am Copy Link
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Siber Systems @Wil
Not sure yet, but likely within the next few months.
Siber Systems Inc. - May 19 2015 at 6:24am Copy Link
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Tomasz Lisowski Hmm... The fine print says "Upgrades to future versions of the software will require additional payment. Installing a new version may overwrite the existing version and invalidate your license key."

1. An upgrade I understand as moving to the next higher MAJOR version, i.e. 10.0. Version 9 has been on the market since December 2011, so this looks like a late-in-cycle sale, before releasing new major version shortly (requiring an additional payment for the upgrade!). Do you have any roadmap available, when version 10 would be released?

2. What does it mean, that my license key could be invalidated. Am I losing my right to use the software then??? Shall I be told during the installation process, that by installing this version I would lose my license and I will be given an opportunity to abort the installation?
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govertz Can GoodSync backup to a NAS-server?
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Siber Systems @govertz
The consumer version of GoodSync cannot. But the server version can (not included in this deal). Here's a page that describes GoodSync for NAS.
http://www.goodsync.com/for-nas
Siber Systems Inc. - May 20 2015 at 7:23am Copy Link
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Siber Systems @Tomasz
Yes, upgrading to a new version of GoodSync would require you to purchase an upgrade if:
1) You wanted and needed the upgrade (it's completely optional and will be offered at a discounted price)
2) If you hadn't purchased GoodSync within XX months of an upgrade

I mention XX months because we don't have an upgrade date yet or know how many months we'll go back and grant free upgrades. I believe the last time we released a major upgrade of GoodSync we offered free upgrades for anyone who purchased within the last 8 months.

But again, whatever version that users purchase will continue to work until they decide to upgrade. If a user inadvertently updates to the next major version, we'll have links to previous version that they can simply reinstall.
Siber Systems Inc. - May 20 2015 at 7:28am Copy Link
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Doug Atkinson I use GoodSync for backups with a two-tiered system. As I accumulate new photos, videos, and documents on my PC, I manually copy them in an organized fashion to my external hard drive. Then periodically, I sync that hard drive to a 2nd hard drive using GoodSync. For my "work" directory, I sync that to a backup drive direct from my computer as well. As with any backup software, you need to be careful of your settings and double-check your synchronization direction before you hit the 'go' button - but GoodSync has worked well for me for several years now. Note that GoodSync has both Backup and Synchronization capabilities - be sure your understand the differences! As stated, the updates are frequent, but the major version number has been at v9 for quite some time - so all of those updates are free.
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John Oliver Hi,
You say
"The number of computers in a network does not matter. What does matter is how many computers are actually running GoodSync to execute the sync tasks. If you use one computer to run GoodSync for the network, then you would only be required to have a license for that computer."
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What if WINDOWS and MAC computers are on the same network?
1) Would one license still work or would one be need for a MAC and one for a WINDOWS based computer?
2)a) Are you guys thinking of supporting ANDROID devices too such as tablets and mobile phones?
2)b) Same question ( as above ) but for other APPLE devices such as iPad, iPhone and tablets?
May 20 2015 at 10:53am Copy Link
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Siber Systems @John
Thanks for the follow-up question. Here's how it's easiest to think about it. If you can see and access files on different computers on your home/work network, then you only need to have a license on the computer that is running GoodSync. If you can't see and access another computer and need to use one of GoodSync's protocols to do it, such as GoodSync Connect, then you would need a license per computer.

We do support Android and iOS. Here's a link to our Platform page.
http://www.goodsync.com/platforms
Siber Systems Inc. - May 20 2015 at 11:37am Copy Link
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Siber Systems @ Doug
Thanks for the positive feedback. We appreciate it.
Siber Systems Inc. - May 20 2015 at 11:38am Copy Link
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Nitin Hi,
A follow up question on NAS usage with Goodsync.
Which of the following license do I need to buy for a Synology NAS:
1) GoodSync for Linux
OR
2) GoodSync Enterprise Server

I am guessing it is 1) but just wanted to confirm?
May 20 2015 at 1:42pm Copy Link
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S G Can you tell me how the program handles situations where a folder has been renamed or moved?

For example, I have folders Alex, Barbara, and Charlie under C:/ and I sync to my NAS so now both have these folders.

Next, I rename Barbara to Becky on C:/. Will GoodSync rename Barbara to Becky on the NAS or will it delete Barbara on the NAS and copy Becky onto the NAS?

Similarly, If I move Charlie from c:/Charlie to c:/Alex/Charlie... On the NAS, will it delete Charlie in one location and copy a new version, or just move the folder on the NAS to the correct location?

Also, if there is an error copying a file during sync, does it continue with the rest of the job or will it require user intervention?
May 20 2015 at 1:43pm Copy Link
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Siber Systems @Nitin
Yes, you can use GoodSync for Linux. Please note that GoodServer on Linux NAS is free to use for now. However, we will require that a user purchases a GoodSync license at some point, but not a server license.
Siber Systems Inc. - May 20 2015 at 7:52pm Copy Link
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Siber Systems @S G
GoodSync detects file/folder moves/renames and propagates them as such. If GoodSync detects an error or conflict it will ask the user to resolve the error.
Siber Systems Inc. - May 20 2015 at 7:53pm Copy Link
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Doug Lietz Can you tell me if I need one or two licenses for the following scenario...

When I am at home, I use my desktop computer, with a licensed copy of GoodSync installed. I would keep my laptop synced with my desktop so that when I am called away on a trip, I can simply grab my laptop and go. No one would be using my Desktop computer when I am away.

On my trip when I am away from home and using my laptop, I would like to be able to push changes back to my desktop computer at home, using an internet connection. Would I need to have a licensed copy of GoodSync installed on my laptop as well?
May 21 2015 at 12:43am Copy Link
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Siber Systems @Doug
Yes, in this case you would need two licenses.
Siber Systems Inc. - May 21 2015 at 2:55am Copy Link
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S G ----------------------
Siber wrote: "GoodSync detects file/folder moves/renames and propagates them as such."
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Hi Siber-

Sorry if I was not clear.

If a primary and secondary location are already synchronized with Goodsync. Then a folder is moved or renamed at the primary location (but all the files in the folder have not changed). When synchronizing again to the secondary location, will Goodsync delete the moved or renamed folder from its original position on the secondary drive and then get a new copy of the data from the source? Or will it perform a move at the secondary location?

I am asking because if I have a folder with 500GB of data which has already been synchronized with my backup drive, and I rename or move it, I am trying to determine if I will be recopying 500GB of data to the backup drive. Clearly copying will take a long time, while moving will only take seconds.
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Siber wrote: "If GoodSync detects an error or conflict it will ask the user to resolve the error."
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I understand it will ask, but my question is will it continue to perform the rest of the synchronization or will it stop and wait for me to answer.

As an example, if I begin a sync of 500 GB of changed data at midnight and go to bed, but the second file Goodsync is synchronizing has been changed at both locations (so it needs user intervention), will I wake up and find the program stopped and waiting for my input with only the first file synced? Or will it have synced the other 499 GB of data that did not have a conflict or error?
May 21 2015 at 6:34am Copy Link
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Siber Systems @S G
GoodSync will just rename the folder at the destination location.

For example, I just tested it to double-check. I renamed a folder from A to B. That folder had 178 items including other folders in it. When I clicked Analyze GoodSync recognized the change. I clicked Sync and GoodSync performed the sync. Only two items had changed and it was completed in :02.

In regards to your conflict question, GoodSync performs two steps, Analyze and Sync. The error or conflict will be detected during the Analyze step, so you will have to let GoodSync know what to do before beginning the sync.
Siber Systems Inc. - May 21 2015 at 7:20am Copy Link
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Doug Atkinson SG: I haven't personally dealt with that, but in looking at the configuration options, it looks like you can choose how you want Goodsync to operate. I found a "Automatically Resolve Conflicts" setting, which allows: "Do Not Copy; Left Side Wins; Right Side Wins; Newer Files Win; Stop Sync", and there is also a checkbox for unattended operation. So it seems you can set it how you want, but you'd want to be careful of the possible consequences. Perhaps Siber will have a more definitive answer.
May 21 2015 at 7:33am Copy Link
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Siber Systems @ Doug
Thanks for jumping in. Yes, GoodSync does have a ton of configuration options. I was basing my answer on the default setting where the user resolves the conflict.

@ S G
If you would like to continue the discussion re: GoodSync's options, it may be better to take the conversation offline and contact our support team directly. They can provide much more detailed technical answers if necessary.
https://www.goodsync.com/...in?lang=en

You also have the option to download the software from our site and try it out and play with the options. Then you can come back to Bits and buy the license once you confirm it meets your needs.
http://www.goodsync.com/
Siber Systems Inc. - May 21 2015 at 7:49am Copy Link
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S G Siber & Doug-
Thanks for the info. I generally do not like to use anything that "automatically" resolves conflicts... seems too risky in most cases. However, if GoodSync addresses the conflicts in the analyze stage, that is probably OK, since it would be at the beginning of the process.

Also, the fact that it moves the data for renamed files and does not re-copy is very good.

I have done some further research, and for others with this question, it appears that the file system on both machines must be NTFS or the entire file will need to be re-copied, regardless of what program you use.

SG
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User1 @ Siber Systems

Unhappy that I missed the offer, as by your description and comments this looks like a high quality backup solution.

When will there be another similar offer? Thanks in advance.
May 23 2015 at 9:11am Copy Link
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Siber Systems @User1
I'm sorry you missed the offer. Yes, we do run offers through Bits regularly. We also run periodic offers on our own site around holidays.
Siber Systems Inc. - May 24 2015 at 4:07pm Copy Link
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User1 Thanks Siber Systems! I'm going to try to catch one soon.
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Doug Atkinson I've been using GoodSync for many years now as my primary program to keep my two backup drives in sync. I pretty much manually backup files from my computer hard drive to my backup drive #1 so that I can properly categorize the files into their proper folders. Then I periodically use GoodSync to synchronize backup #1 to a secondary backup drive. With Ransomware viruses on the rise, it is more and more important that you keep backups of the data on your computer, and that you DO NOT keep your backup drive connected all the time. If you do get Ransomware, many of them will encrypt not just your local drive, but all attached drives as well. In any case, I can highly recommend GoodSync.
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Claudio Salvio Hello, I was looking upon this promotion and while it is interesting, I'd like to make a request. I'm particularly interested in "GoodSync2Go", I was wondering if it'd be possible for you to include this product in the promotion.
Greetings,
Claudio.
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Siber Systems @Claudio
We may do a GoodSync2Go promotion in the future, but unfortunately we can't include it with today's promotion.
Siber Systems Inc. - Feb 2 2016 at 6:52am Copy Link
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Siber Systems @Doug
Thanks for the kind words. We appreciate it.
Siber Systems Inc. - Feb 2 2016 at 6:53am Copy Link
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Mustang Does this license include a free upgrade to v10 currently in beta?
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Siber Systems @Mustang
Yes, you will get a free upgrade to GoodSync 10.
Siber Systems Inc. - Feb 2 2016 at 9:34am Copy Link
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Techtoysavvy Additionally, to Mustang.
Is it cheaper for me to upgrade to 10 by repurchasing my v9 licenses here today. I am using 9 but may purchase again for access to v10.
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Bryan User This says v9.9.6 is the version offered. Latest on website is 9.9.40. Do we get 9.9.40?
Compatible OS's on this page do not include Windows 10. Does this version work on and with Windows 10?
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Siber Systems @Bryan
The latest version we have available is Version 9.9.40. There's a typo on this offer. However, you get free updates to our software. Just come back to the website and download the latest version anytime.

We do normally charge for major upgrades to the next version. But in this case you are buying GoodSync 9 shortly before the GoodSync 10 release and therefore you'll be entitled to a free upgrade to GoodSync 10.
Siber Systems Inc. - Feb 2 2016 at 10:48am Copy Link
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Mohammad Amir Great software. Highly recommended. Using on a daily basis to sync with my google drive and my external HDs. I wish there was option to choose multiple folders from different drives for syncing.
Can I use one license on multiple computers that i use? As it features to sync multiple PCs.
Feb 2 2016 at 1:17pm Copy Link
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erioforo @Claudio Salvio
Hello.I purchased this program today and during the ordering operations they give you the opportunity to buy the portable version at $ 9.90. It's not the same that to buy only the portable version but maybe it could be interesting for you. Best wishes. If you are italian: Ciao! If not... Ciao! :-)
Feb 2 2016 at 1:25pm Copy Link
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Fred Thorndyke On the website it states '1 licence per computer'.
Does this mean I need a licence for each computer I sync to - such as my laptop etc?
Feb 2 2016 at 1:26pm Copy Link
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Siber Systems @Mohammad, @Fred

You only need one license for the computer that is running GoodSync. So if you are syncing two or more computers on the same network and using one computer to run the sync jobs, then you only need one license because GoodSync does not need to be running on the other computers in order for it to sync.

However, if you are syncing two or more remote computers using our GoodSync Connect feature, the you'll be required to have GoodSync running on each computer and will need more than one license.
Siber Systems Inc. - Feb 2 2016 at 2:10pm Copy Link
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Mustang Are there any plans to offer other compression options besides Windows NTFS option?
Feb 2 2016 at 2:43pm Copy Link
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Nico Westerdale Great News! Siber Systems Inc. has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
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njf Techtoysavvy - You're quite right. It would have cost me $59.85 to upgrade my two desktop licences and one portable licence to v10. Using this offer, the cost was $29.85 for v9 and I have already upgraded the licences for free to v10. This is an excellent offer from GoodSync. I also highly recommend the software.
Feb 3 2016 at 3:32am Copy Link
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Siber Systems @Mustang
We're always updating our software and adding new features, but at this time there are no immediate plans to offer other compression options.
Siber Systems Inc. - Feb 3 2016 at 3:36am Copy Link
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Siber Systems @Norman
Thanks for the kind words, we appreciate it.
Siber Systems Inc. - Feb 3 2016 at 3:37am Copy Link
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geo User Just wondering if anyone else had problems being referred to the GoodSync site from BDJ to make the purchase once clicking the PC version option.
The progress bar would finish but just stayed there. Using FF 15.
Does GoodSync site support FF15?

Thanks
Feb 4 2016 at 12:37am Copy Link
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Siber Systems @geo User
The site should support all browsers. Are you still having problems accessing the site?
Siber Systems Inc. - Feb 4 2016 at 4:28am Copy Link
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Nate Howland A question about upgrades. The fine print says "Upgrades to future versions of the software will require additional payment". Is this for major software versions only? So the current version is 10. Does that mean I'll get all V10 minor releases (10.x) for free and then need to pay for V11 when it is released?
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Siber Systems Hi @NateHowland - Yes, you are correct. Additional payment is only regard for major software version updates and not minor releases.
Siber Systems Inc. - Jan 5 2017 at 9:05am Copy Link
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Siber Systems Hi Nate - You are correct. Paid upgrades are only required for major software releases.
Siber Systems Inc. - Jan 5 2017 at 9:07am Copy Link
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Nico Westerdale Great News! Siber Systems Inc. has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Jan 6 2017 at 12:11am Copy Link
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Stephen Kreyling Any plans on adding the portable edition to the sale?
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Constantin Florea @Stephen Kreyling, I am sorry about the issue. It has been fixed. Please try downloading the installer(s) again.

For easier reference here are the URLs:
Windows Download
https://www.goodsync.com/...-iconi.exe
Mac Download
https://www.goodsync.com/...-iconi.dmg
BitsDuJour Admin - Jan 6 2017 at 2:36am Copy Link
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Stephen Kreyling 2 hours left in offer, but questions not answered?
Jan 6 2017 at 3:05am Copy Link
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Peter Gabriel This is a really well designed piece of software, easy to use and a, dare I say it, lovely interface.

I have used a lot of backup software over the years but since version 10 arrived this has replaced all of them (except of course for whole disk imaging).
Jan 6 2017 at 3:07am Copy Link
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Siber Systems @Stephen Kreyling - GoodSync2Go will not be a part of this sale.
Siber Systems Inc. - Jan 6 2017 at 8:05am Copy Link
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Jaap Aap Would GoodSync Connect version 10 be interoperable with version 9?
Jan 6 2017 at 8:34am Copy Link
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Siber Systems @Jaap Aap - The accounts are the same, but the clients are processing data differently. For example, if one GoodSync account connects two GoodSync instances, they must be on the same version and run the same update in order to guarantee the software performs at its full potential.
Siber Systems Inc. - Jan 6 2017 at 11:10am Copy Link
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Tim User I just want to confirm: can I use this to sync and backup to the NAS drives on the network at my workplace? (I'm not in need of a full corporate solution, since nearly everyone else is consistently connected to the network.)
Jan 6 2017 at 4:47pm Copy Link
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katie User Please explain:
(1)-This is $29.90 for 2 licenses. This means for 2 computers, Yes?
(2)-At the top it says: "Please note folks: the discount also applies when you purchase more than 2 licenses." So that would mean license for another 2 computers?
(3)-Do you consider other devices (cellphone, Kindlefire, etc.) to be a "computer" for licensing? So if I have a laptop, desktop, cellphone, I would need 3 licenses?
(4)-My laptop has limited storage (MS Surface Pro) - I want most of my data on the desktop, with limited transferred to my laptop ONLY WHEN I NEED IT. Is this possible in an relatively easy manner?
Thanks
Jan 6 2017 at 4:48pm Copy Link
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Siber Systems @ Katie User - You would use 1 license per computer, and you only need to purchase 2 licenses in order to receive the discount. In essence, you're receiving 2 for the price of 1. Regarding other devices, you do not need a license for your mobile. GoodSync Server for Android/iOS makes your device discoverable from any other computer running GoodSync or GoodSync Explorer. For more info on mobile, please visit:

GoodSync for iOS https://www.goodsync.com/...e-ipad-ios
GoodSync for Android: https://www.goodsync.com/for-android

As for your question regarding the amount of data transferred to your laptop, that is certainly something you can set up. For directions on how to do so, please contact our technical support team at www.goodsync.com/support

Finally, you can choose to automate the syncing process at a given time of day or when a particular system action occurs, like when a USB drive is inserted or during system startup.GoodSync can synchronize files located on a PC, Mac, smartphone, tablet, hard drive, network, USB, FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, or Amazon S3. The synchronization can be done locally, through a network or through the internet.
Siber Systems Inc. - Jan 9 2017 at 8:06am Copy Link
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Siber Systems @Tim User GoodSync supports backup to flash drives, other laptops and desktops, external hard drives, FTP, SFTP, WebDAV and Amazon S3.
Siber Systems Inc. - Jan 9 2017 at 8:07am Copy Link
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Mario Demi Is it possible to use one license for GoodSync and one for GoodSyncGo?
Nov 9 2017 at 1:57am Copy Link
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geo User Can the vendor verify according to the fine print: 1 license = 1 PC +1 laptop.
Since this is 2 licenses = 2 PCs + 2 laptops. Is this correct?

Thanks.
Nov 9 2017 at 2:01am Copy Link
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Siber Systems @Mario - GoodSync2go requires a separate license which is not part of this promotion.
Siber Systems Inc. - Nov 9 2017 at 6:53am Copy Link
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Siber Systems @geo User - our apologies for the confusion. Once license is valid per one computer (desktop or laptop). That means two licenses will work on a total of two machines.
Siber Systems Inc. - Nov 9 2017 at 6:57am Copy Link
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Edward Smith I am still confused about the license. Is the fine print incorrect? It says "Each license allows installation on a single computer and a laptop." Computer AND laptop would indicate one license is valid for a computer and a laptop.
Nov 9 2017 at 1:05pm Copy Link
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Siber Systems @Edward Smith - thank you for bringing this to our attention. One license can be installed on a single computer OR a laptop. We have requested the site update this info ASAP.
Siber Systems Inc. - Nov 9 2017 at 1:20pm Copy Link
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Nico Westerdale Great News! Siber Systems Inc. has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Nov 10 2017 at 12:11am Copy Link
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geo User Ok, so if you purchased this offer you end up ......holding the bag that allows for 2 machines and not 4......NICE !
Nov 10 2017 at 1:26am Copy Link
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Edward Smith I was going to make a purchase but since Bits deleted my question I'll just skip the purchase since I will not waste my time typing it again.
Nov 10 2017 at 1:32am Copy Link
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Constantin Florea @Edward Smith, Your question was not deleted. I see it is the fourth question above your last one and it reads:
"I am still confused about the license. Is the fine print incorrect? It says "Each license allows installation on a single computer and a laptop." Computer AND laptop would indicate one license is valid for a computer and a laptop."

I see the vendor has already replied to it.
BitsDuJour Admin - Nov 10 2017 at 1:35am Copy Link
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Siber Systems @geo User - our apologies for any confusion with the fine print. The offer is a substantial discount of two licenses for the price of one.
Siber Systems Inc. - Nov 10 2017 at 9:27am Copy Link
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Peder Carnock You say that this offer is 50% off for two licenses.
But on your site you say that price for two licenses is $29,95 + $19,95 = $49,9
NOT $59,90 so this offer is actually only worth 40% !
Nov 10 2017 at 10:06am Copy Link
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Guy Good I already have a GoodSync license for myself. Can I get a discount for one other copy since I already have one? I want to buy it for our son, so I can backup to his PC.
Feb 22 2018 at 3:13pm Copy Link
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Siber Systems @Guy Good - thanks for reaching out. Due to the parameters of the promotion, however, two licenses must be purchased in order to receive the discount.
Siber Systems Inc. - Feb 23 2018 at 6:55am Copy Link
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Carl Dolc Considero que su política de licencias está mal, se supone que para realizar la sincronización de los archivos se necesitan POR LO MENOS DOS EQUIPOS, más sin embargo la licencia solo funciona en un solo equipo, entonces, ¿Como realizar la sincronización si no puedo usarlo en un segundo equipo?

Ojalá reconsideren el poder usar la misma licencia por lo menos en dos equipos para que realmente funcione el programa...
Nov 29 2018 at 11:39am Copy Link
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Praveen Can I sync with my web host via SFTP?
Jul 16 2019 at 10:44am Copy Link
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Siber Systems Hi @Praveen - GoodSync is able to use SFTP; however, to ensure that it meets your needs prior to purchasing, feel free to download our trial version which can be found here: www.goodsync.com/download. Thanks!
Siber Systems Inc. - Jul 16 2019 at 11:19am Copy Link
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Richard Blake I often rename files, move files from one directory to another, and [less often] rename or move directories. If I simply did this on one computer and then let GoodSync go to work I would get a mess. To keep things organized I believe I should perform such actions through the GoodSync interface, i.e. tell GoodSync what I want done. It would then perform the requested action immediately on the computer I am using. It would perform the same action on the target computer, external drive, NAS or whatever immediately or when it next becomes accessible (e.g. when I take my laptop home and connect to my home network, where the other computer or NAS resides. Does GoodSync offer this feature?
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Siber Systems @Richard Blake Yes, GoodSync can provide this functionality. After you have begun syncing between your computer and any external devices it will then recognize if you update the names of any of the files or folders that you are syncing and it will replicate that change to the other device automatically during your next sync.
Siber Systems Inc. - Jul 16 2019 at 1:02pm Copy Link
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Richard Blake I see you are a couple weeks into v11 beta. Will upgrade from v10 (purchased through BdJ) be $19.95 per license as it was for v9 to v10, for those who purchased [at regular price] prior to 1/1/15 (a very generous 10 month grace period)? Thanks.
Jul 17 2019 at 2:11am Copy Link
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Jon User Just a heads up. This will NOT work on a Windows server. I have a 3 - person office that uses a server for literally just QuickBooks and our time clock. The version that will work on a server is over a grand.
Jul 17 2019 at 2:11am Copy Link
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Siber Systems @Richard Blake GS v11 is still beta and has not officially been released, hence, we have no formal license migration / upgrade specs. Thanks!
Siber Systems Inc. - Jul 17 2019 at 8:35am Copy Link
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Anders Hedman Hello Siber Systems Representatative--please consider allowing for a free upgrade to GS V11. The reason I am asking for this is that version 10 has been out for a long time and it seems risky to buy version 10 considering the circumstances, regardless of the nice discount.
Jul 17 2019 at 12:11pm Copy Link
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HJ B I, personally, use four desktop windows 10 computers, one iphone and one ipad,


Each windows 1- computer has internal and external hard drives.

1. If I want each of the window's 10 computers to used GoodSynch, must I purchase two separate license packs (i.e.2X2 = 4 licenses?

2. Let's assume I purchase only one license pack, and install it on two computers, will the other two computers have access to the information that is on the two installed computers?

3. Does each license cover a computer AND the internal and external drives that are connected to it?

4. Will my iphone and ipad have access to the updated information on the installed computers>

Thank you,
HJB
Jul 17 2019 at 4:23pm Copy Link
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Richard Blake @Jon User, I don't think you need to install the personal edition on a server in order to back up files that reside there. Install the personal edition of GoodSync onto a workstation. From there map drive letter(s) to the server share(s) where the data files are (or to the NAS or wherever the files are located). Then you can back up or mirror those files to a different drive to produce your copies.
Siber, do you concur?
Jul 17 2019 at 4:23pm Copy Link
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Siber Systems @H J B

1. Yes, it would be one license per GoodSync installation.

2. This would depend on how your jobs are configured. You may set up a network share on the unlicensed computers to allow the licensed computers to sync with, as an example.

3. Yes. Licensing covers all drives connected to that computer.

4. You can configure GoodSync Connect to allow your iPhone and iPad to access data on those computers.

For more details on setup and configuration, please issue a support ticket to our portal and one of our technicians can help you in this process.
https://www.goodsync.com/...in?lang=en
Siber Systems Inc. - Jul 18 2019 at 8:24am Copy Link
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Siber Systems @Jon User @Richard Blake That's correct. You can install the personal edition on a workstation and map the server share.
Siber Systems Inc. - Jul 18 2019 at 8:28am Copy Link
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Siber Systems FYI, the coupon is still live and will give you 51% off 2 GoodSync licenses! Grab them before they're gone!
Siber Systems Inc. - Jul 18 2019 at 8:41am Copy Link