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    On the 'What's New' section of the website under 'Folder Comparison' you've listed 'Multiple operations can be queued '. I was hoping this would mean I could queue up multiple sessions and let BC handle them overnight, but I can't seem to get that to work. Is that supported? What kinds of operations can be queued?

  • #2
    It means that you can start multiple operations and they will occur in parallel. So if you select a folder and start copying it to the right, you can select a second one and it will start copying as well. In BC2 there was a modal progress dialog instead, so once you started the first copy you couldn't do anything else in the program until it was done.
    Zoë P Scooter Software


    • #3
      Are there any plans to provide serial queuing rather than parallel operations? The parallel syncing & copying in BC3 is great; but when I'm manually syncing up a couple of laptops over wireless it soon grinds to a halt once there are 2 or 3 copies running in parallel; of course it's even worse syncing with a server over broadband or something.

      As a start it would be useful to just choose parallel (as current BC3) or serial, so that all writing folder operations say go into a single-threaded queue. You might then be able to consider setting a number of threads per remote machine or something.

      Perhaps a workaround might be to enable it to write a script or macro as I click on folder operations, and then to run the macro later.

      Many thanks.


      • #4

        Thanks for writing in. Both queuing and macros are on our Customer Wishlist. Our Customer Wishlist is not currently scheduled development, but a place our developers go to for ideas for future enhancements or features.
        Aaron P Scooter Software


        • #5
          I'd like to endorse the request for queued transfers / synchronisation. This is particularly relevant for two use cases:
          1. Writing to/from a SD card, e.g. syncing music. These devices have woeful parallel IO performance - at least factor 10 to 20 slower than for a single read or write.
          2. Syncing servers across remote sites where we are limited by xDSL upload bandwidth, and the VPN can only handle a limited number of open ports across the link and hence crashes regularly / has poor IO performance.


          • #6
            I agree completely - we need serial operation queues

            I have long felt exactly this need. I start BC3 fixing some batch of mismatches, and then can't do much else until that finishes because the next operation I set up will start immediately - bogging down the system. To be an industrial-strength product, BC must have serial operations queueing.


            • #7
              Thanks. I'll add these requests to our Customer Wishlist, as well.
              Aaron P Scooter Software


              • #8
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