Configure folder synchronization

Global settings

With Default Logging you can configure the level of detail of logging in the User Event Log:

  • Log event details: A log entry is created for every individual file affected by the Folder Synchronization. This entry states the action (Create, Delete, Rename, Update) that was performed and the path to the file. This is followed by a summary line that contains the totals for each of these actions.
  • Log event summaries: A log entry is created that contains the totals for each of the actions (Create, Delete, Rename, Update) that was performed by the Folder Synchronization.

Entries in the log are grouped per Synchronization.

You can make exceptions to the Default Logging setting on individual Folder Synchronizations.

Synchronization settings

  • On the Properties tab, you can:
    • Configure the direction of the Synchronization.
      • Direction:Both:two-way synchronization; files deleted in one folder are also deleted in the other location.
      • Direction: Upload: single-direction synchronization from local to remote; files deleted locally are also deleted from the remote location.
      • Direction: Download: single-direction synchronization from remote to local; files deleted from the remote location are also deleted locally.
    • Configure when the Synchronization is executed. Possible options are Run at: Logon, Refresh, Reconnect session, Interval (configurable) and Logoff.
    • The Required connection state field specifies the required connection state that allows synchronization. For example, this allows you to configure synchronization that will only take place if a computer is on-line.
    • Choose to Exclude read-only files, hidden files and system files.
    • Choose to have files that are overwritten or deleted during the synchronization process Saved to the Recycle Bin, so that they remain available for recovery. This safety measure is enabled by default, but can be turned off if it is not necessary.
    • Configure the level of detail of Logging:
      • Default (follows the default configured behavior)
      • Log event details
      • Log event summaries
  • Optionally, on the Filters tab, you can filter a Folder Synchronization action to include only specific files (for example, RES-ONE.ppt) or file types (for example *.ppt), and/or to exclude specific files, file types and folders.
    • You can use the wildcard characters * and ? in the fields Files to include and Files to exclude.
    • Separate multiple entries in the fields Files to include and Files to exclude with a semi-colon (;).
    • You can specify folders that should be excluded by entering the location in the Folder field and clicking Add. To exclude a folder that is located in another folder, enter the full path. For example, if you only specify temp, the folder temp in the root of the sync folder will be excluded; temp folders in other folders will not be excluded.
  • Click the Access Control tab to configure the Access Control criteria of the Folder Synchronization.
  • Click the Workspace Control tab to configure to which Workspace Container(s) the Folder Synchronization applies.