What is block-level delta copy?
Block-level transfer is an optimized method of file transfer that focuses on providing high-performance transfers across GoodSync Connect.
With block-level transfers, only the parts of a file that differ are transferred. When GoodSync identifies a file that has been updated or changed, it calculates the exact binary data within that file and sends only the changed information. By doing so, each file transfer only passes the data required to update the destination file. A normal file transfer would send the entire file, even if only small parts of the file have changed.
How to achieve block-level delta copy with GoodSync?
Block-level delta copy will work in all backup and sync jobs between devices which GoodSync application is installed on, for example between two lap-top computers, or between a server and a desktop computer. Block-level delta copy cannot be achieved when backup and sync jobs are setup between a users computer and a cloud storage service account.
There is no specific setting to turn block-level delta copy feature on. All GoodSync backup and sync jobs set under the three conditions listed below will have block-level delta copy feature on by default.
1. Both sides in GoodSync job must have GoodSync application installed.
2. Both devices must be registered with the same GoodSync Account.
3. GoodSync job must use GoodSync Connect protocol.