|Tutorial 7: Notes for using Heatsoft Automatic Synchronizer|
Several notes for using Heatsoft Automatic Synchronizer
Note 1: synchronizing hundreds of thousands files
Starting version 2.03 HAS does have an ability to synchronize millions of files at a time. If you have a large amount of files we highly recommend you to use the Sync per folder scan (real-time sync) synchonization mode.
Otherwise we recommend you to construct a Job in a way that the Job has less than 500,000 files for scanning/synchronizing. Greater number of files during scanning/synchronizing with the Folders pre-scanning sync mode can exceed limit of memory Windows and the Job execution would be aborted.
Note 2: schedule a Job
Try to run a Job in manual (Visual) mode several times before you do set the Job for automatic execution.
You can see the memory usage pick of the Job execution in the Job History or Log file.
If the Job execution takes a lot of memory, you can reduce memory size consumed for storing the Job History in the Options.
Note 3: executing several Jobs at one time
Do not start all the Jobs simultaneously. This can consume a lot of memory and CPU resources so that some or all of the Jobs execution could be aborted.
Note 4: using long (file) paths length
Since HAS version 2.00 you can use extended file paths: the max path length is extended from 260 to 32,767 wide characters (Unicode version of functions). Kindly be advised that a file path which length exceeds 254 symbols may not be accessible (visible) in Windows Explorer.
Note 5: UTF8 encoding of log files
All the stored log files are UTF8 encoded. That does not any change for users who do work with filenames in Western languages.
Note 6: speed up filling of Job History viewer
The colored Job History viewer is a former Windows component - Richedit. Filling of the Richedit can take a long time (up to tens seconds and more) if there are Eastern symbols in filepaths. In order to get rid the delay you can turn off the colors in the Job History viewer: turn off the check Use colored view at the page Job History in the Options window.
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