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  • Optimized configuration for compare folder on low bandwith

    Hello,

    We need to compare directories containing a lot of small files on remote servers using a low bandwith internet connection.

    Could you please help us to configure properly beyond compare for this scenario ?

    for exemple, what are the comparaison options to choose for an optimized network traffic please ?

    Thanks in advance

    Best regards,
    Christophe

  • #2
    Hello,

    You can control and limit the bandwidth used for an FTP server, but if it is a network shared device then this is managed by Windows. All of the FTP specific settings are in the Tools menu -> FTP Profiles. Here you can limit the connections to 1, etc.

    Limiting the comparison to only a Timestamp/Size comparison would help, since a CRC, Binary, or Rules-based compare would require downloading files.

    You could also try running BC3 locally on both machines, and generate a Snapshot on the local machine, then transfer and compare the Snapshot. Snapshots are generated in the Tools menu -> Save Snapshot dialog.
    Aaron P Scooter Software

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    • #3
      Hello Aaron,

      Thank you very much for your reply.

      The issue about comparing date/time is that we are not on the same time zone that the servers we access.

      The idea of the snapshop is interesting: is there a way for generating snapshot on linux using command line please ?

      Thanks in advance

      Regards,
      Christophe

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      • #4
        Christophe,

        You can generate a snapshot from the command line using a Beyond Compare script. However, the current version of BC3 for Linux requires X-Windows to run, even for a script. This means you can't login via SSH to run a script remotely without an X-Window session.
        Chris K Scooter Software

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        • #5
          In addition to Chris' comments about the Snapshot (also documented in the Help menu -> Scripting Reference chapter for more details), the timezone for an FTP can be configured. This is done in the Tools menu -> FTP Profiles. If automatic detection is not working, you can manually pick which timezone is should be, and BC3 should translate and display the timestamp accordingly.
          Aaron P Scooter Software

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