I have been using the product about a year and have finally conceded to its unreliability. If it worked it would be an awesome product. But I have found it to be very unreliable most notably in its automated jobs. Support seems to be non-existent. I have not experience any problems with launching a job manually. It however consistently aborts on the automated jobs and I can not get an answer from support regarding the problem. Also I had it syncing files with my web site at yahoo and they switched to requiring FTPS(Not SFTP) and the product does not support it. If you are looking for an automated synchronization software, I cannot at this time recommend it.
I've been using AllwaySync for a couple years. Once it lost all my jobs and I had to spend hours rebuilding all the filters. Not good. Then it started using 1.5GB of memory and forcing tasks on my PC to be paged because I was running out of the 3.3GB available memory on my Win7 machine. Finally, it started using so much of the PC resource, Win7 would basically not be useable.
I also hate their filer dialog. It's cumbersome at best. If they'd just use regular expressions it would be so much more flexible and request far fewer filter entries.
I contact support of several issues but didn't get any resolution.
If you want to use this product just keep in mind that it's not for those who need to synch large numbers of files. I wouldn't recommend for anything over 50K files.
I wanted a cheap backup utility to save my User folder in Vista to a Toshiba external hard drive. The Toshiba drive (1TB) had some built-in software, but only scheduled for once a day backup as the minimum interval. I tried Allway Sync and was pleased that it could be set for one direction or bi-directional sync of files from any folder in Windows Explorer in just minutes. The program has many settings, but they are quick to set up. You can even change the skin design to look like Vista. I set up a folder to move files from C:Users to the backup drive, where I created the path of new folders as N:llway SyncUsers in the backup. I set the direction as one way and then had the program analyze and sync the files. This process took a few hours to move and sync 53,000 files. You get alerts for files with extra long names if they exceed the permissible length. You can go to the backup dive and open any file, just like the original. Old versions may be saved or sent to the Recycle bin
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