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BitTorrent Opens Up Its Sync Alpha To the Public For Windows, Mac, and Linux 49

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An anonymous reader writes "BitTorrent on Tuesday announced it has released its file synchronization tool Sync into open alpha. You can download the latest version now for Windows, Mac, and Linux over at labs.bittorrent.com. The company first announced its Sync software back in January, explaining at the time that it uses peer-to-peer technology to synchronize personal files across multiple computers and devices."
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BitTorrent Opens Up Its Sync Alpha To the Public For Windows, Mac, and Linux

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  • by stewsters (1406737) on Tuesday April 23, 2013 @05:11PM (#43529771)
    So, where is the link to the github page where we can view the source?
  • Interesting... (Score:4, Interesting)

    by nine-times (778537) <nine.times@gmail.com> on Tuesday April 23, 2013 @05:32PM (#43529995) Homepage

    I'll tell you, this seems to me to be a very interesting development. I think the next step they should be looking at is to develop the ability to purposefully implement partial replicas at different sites, allowing for a kind of distributed filesystem.

    For example, lets say I set up 30 servers around the world, each with this Bitorrent Sync system set up, each containing 20 TB of data. Now in order for Bittorrent to work, I don't think I need each of those servers to have a full copy of every file. Imagine I could say, "Make sure than any one block is automatically stored on at least 6 servers". Now I have 100 TB of redundant storage online accessible via the bittorrent protocol. Then I could have different individual clients set to only sync a certain subset of that storage.

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