During this summer my development computer decided to develop hardware failures and sure signs of its age and demise. As a developer, my first thought was to buy a new state of the art computer... but after a second thought I've decided to make an experiment. Instead of buying a desktop comput... [More]
In September, my wife and I spent a week long vacation on the island of Skiathos, with a day trip to Skopelos and Alonissos. Islands are these days mostly known as Mamma Mia movie islands, but also have plenty of nice beaches and walking tours. The southern part of the island is covered by go... [More]
Microsoft recently published Windows Azure pricing, which resulted in a number of comparisons made.
John Foley claimed that Microsoft Beats Amazon regarding the price of Microsoft Azure vs. Amazon cloud services: "Amazon charges 12.5 cents per hour for a bare bones Windows Server instanc... [More]
A bug was introduced in FTPSync 2.8c, which may cause FTPSync to transfer no files at all, when IncludeRoot=No is set.
This issue has been resolved in FTPSync 2.8d.
There is a bug in FTPSync 2.8c, which in some cases may cause FTPSync to ignore AllowModeZ=No and continue to use MODE Z (compressed transfers) for some FTP server operations. If your FTP server is having issues with MODE Z, this may result in frequent timeouts, dropped transfers or complete inabi... [More]
In April 2009 my wife and me went on a trip to visit three European capitals: Stockholm in Sweden, Helsinki in Finland and Tallinn in Estonia. This is a short summary of our trip.
April 22nd, 2009: In the evening we arrived by an airplane to Stockholm Arlanda Airport, took a trai... [More]
FTPSync by itself does not impose limits on file size to be transferred. However, due to firewalls prematurely timing out FTP sessions, it's possible that your specific setup may impose a file size limit, which may be as low as several MB and as high as several GB. Usual symptoms are:
Dropbox, a simple and convenient tool to synchronize files between two or more computers, recently made it into Lifehacker's Five Best File Syncing Tools. According to the article, Dropbox's biggest drawback is that you can't define sync folders, so you have to move everything you want... [More]
When you run FTPSync for the first time, it will transfer all the files from source to destination. The reason for this is the way FTPSync determines files that should be transferred, which is done by comparing the snapshot of source directory from previous transfer with current state of files in so... [More]
One of the issues that confuse users of FTPSync the most (at least judging from the feedback) is how ExcludeDir parameter is handled. Many users are surprised when they see FTPSync retrieving a directory they specified as excluded. However, in older versions this is by design, since FTPSync does t... [More]