Initial Setup

Please make yourself aware of the Ultra.cc Fair Usage Policy. Directly pointing Resilio Sync to sync your cloud storage will create extreme strain on your slot's disk and could cause a 24-hour ban on accessing your cloud storage. Please Consider Rsync or Rclone with a reasonable limit set on speed. It is _your_ responsibility to ensure usage is within acceptable limits. Ignorance is not an excuse.

Resilio Sync (formerly BitTorrent Sync) is a proprietary peer-to-peer file synchronization and sharing tool. It can securely sync files between devices on a local network or between remote devices over the Internet via a modified version of the BitTorrent protocol. Major features are the following:

  • Traffic between devices is encrypted with AES-128
  • Can sync files to all of your connected devices
  • Selective Sync
  • Per User Folder Permissions
  • Control Bandwidth Usage
  • Available on significant platforms

Resilio Sync has some paid features, which has been listed below:

  • Free version only has One Synchronization Mode (Synced) and can only sync standard folders.
  • Advance folder sync is a Pro feature.
  • Free has No local sync ability
    • You cannot sync Folder A to Folder B if both folders are on your Ultra.cc Slot
  • You cannot change permissions once set in the free version. You would have to recreate the sync folder from scratch.
  • Free cannot perform selective sync. Everything inside a selected folder will be synced, and a filter cannot be applied

For more information on Resilio Pro, Please Visit: https://help.resilio.com/hc/en-us/articles/204754419-Sync-FREE-vs-Sync-PRO

For more information on Resilio Sync itself, you can visit https://www.resilio.com/individuals/

Resilio Sync is counted towards your upload allocation.

In this section, we'll be setting up Resilio Sync for the first time. For this guide, we'll assume you want to set up a folder on your slot as your "synced folder", which will be synced automatically to your devices.

Setting Up Resilio Sync on your Ultra.cc Slot

After Installation of Resilio Sync via the Ultra.cc Control Panel, Upon first opening the Web interface, you will be presented with the setup Wizard.

You will need to enter the following:

  • A username of your choosing
    • This does not have to be the same as your Ultra.cc username
  • A password of your choosing.

Then, you must select Home Sync as your next option.

This next screen must be considered carefully as it cannot be changed later. Choose the name of the sync server, which is used to identify your sync server to your devices.

Upon completion of the previous steps, you will be immediately prompted to input the username and password you have set in Step 1.

Adding your First Folder

Before Syncing any file from your Ultra.cc to another Device, you must tell Resilio what folders need to be included.

Sharing Options

After clicking the media folder then clicking open, you are presented with this screen. The following are our recommended options

Permissions
  • Read Only: The Client Device can read and copy the data but Cannot delete or add to the Folder
  • Read & Write: The Client Device can read and copy the data CAN delete or add to the Folder
Security
  • New Peers Must be approved (if sharing with other people)
  • Link Expiry and Number of uses applies to the email link or copied link only

Setting this means that if you share the link with a friend or publicly, anyone trying to sync will need to be manually approved upon the First connection attempt only. This can be changed to all peers by clicking the blue text, which will cause every connection, regardless of if it's been made before, to require manual acceptance. If you are planning to use syncing just for personal use, I would recommend disabling this checkbox.

Folder Keys

These are Unique codes that can be used to connect sync clients with the required permissions without the need to use the security options above.

QR code

This can be used to connect the Folder to your mobile devices.

Finalizing Setup

File Download Location

Go to Preferences -> General. The only option you need to set here is File download location. It is used if you want to pull data from a client to your Ultra.cc Server. USB recommends logging into your slot and creating a new clean folder for your downloads, and setting it in the above options.

On SSH, do the following commands:

mkdir ~/resilio
echo ~/resilio

Copy the output of that file, then Edit the option in Resilio by unticking "Ask where to save each file before downloading," then add the full path of resilio to the end of the path

Speed Throttling

You may also have to set the speed throttling options here. This is used to help keep your bandwidth under control as syncs are highly IO intensive. Also, Resilio sync is counted to your upload bandwidth.

We recommend 25MB/s for both download and upload.

Connecting Your Resilio Sync Server to your Devices

To connect your Resilio Sync server to your devices, you need to install Resilio Sync Clients to your devices. You may visit this page for more info: https://www.resilio.com/platforms/desktop/

The process varies per device, but this assumes that you'll be connecting to your Windows PC. We will make use of the Key Or Link you set up. Click the plus button and click Enter a key or link.

This will present a follow-up screen to paste your Key or link into. Paste the link or Key to add the Folder.

Clicking Next will then open Windows explorer for you to choose the Folder that you want to sync to.

The syncing will begin as soon as you select your Folder.

Resilio Sync Free vs Pro

Resilio Sync has some paid features, which has been listed below:

  • Free version only has One Synchronization Mode (Synced) and can only sync standard folders.
  • Advance folder sync is a Pro feature.
  • Free has No local sync ability
    • You cannot sync Folder A to Folder B if both folders are on your Ultra.cc Slot
  • You cannot change permissions once set in the free version you would have to recreate the sync folder from scratch.
  • Free cannot perform selective sync everything inside a selected folder will be synced and a filter cannot be applied

For more information on Resilio Pro Please Visit: https://help.resilio.com/hc/en-us/articles/204754419-Sync-FREE-vs-Sync-PRO