The following use case details the steps for creating a simple sync job between a server and another Windows machine.
1) Set the target Windows machine to listen with GoodSync Connect.
To set a target Windows device to listen for connections from a source computer, open the GoodSync application on the target device. If a job has never been configured, enter a name for a job (e.g. “test”) and press "Ok."
2) Navigate to Tools >> GoodSync Account Setup.
3) If you have an existing GoodSync Connect account, you may choose the “Use my existing GoodSync Account” option. If you do not have a GoodSync account, you may create a new account for free.
You may also manage your GoodSync Connect account(s) here:
4) Click on "Serve Files from this Computer to GoodSync clients". Optional: If you would like to allow access to any network shares on the network from connecting devices, you may also provide the Windows password. Otherwise, click "Next".
5) Click “Apply” to register the GoodSync account to this device.
6) Once the target machine has been set to listen for connections, navigate to the source server and create the sync job. Ensure that "Synchronize" is selected for the job type.
7) Select the source and destination folders you would like to specify for sync.
8) For the source folder, choose the “My Computer” file system to select the location containing the data set that will sync with the target Windows machine.
9) Click the right folder icon to specify the destination.
10) Choose “GoodSync Connect” from the available file systems and enter the GoodSync Connect credentials that were used to register the other device. This will list the Windows machine currently listening for connections.
11) Select the machine and expand its file system >> specify the destination folder that will sync the data set from the source server >> click "Ok."
12) Click the “Auto” tab at top-right to configure scheduling and conflict resolution for this job.
NOTE: If the server source folder contains data and is not empty, setting automatic scheduling and clicking “Save” will perform an initial sync to the Windows 8.1 machine. If you would like to wait until all jobs are configured before performing sync, you may set scheduling at a later time.
Setting “Automatically resolve conflicts” to “Newer Files Win” will ensure that the most recently modified file will take priority in a conflict. If desired, you may also choose to rename and keep the losing file, rather than delete.
Once the sync job has been configured, data will sync with the target machine according to user-specified scheduling. If you would like to run the job manually, click "Analyze" to confirm which changes will be applied, and "Sync" to perform the replication.