rebit 5 first impressions – synching to network share

Initially I was very happy with the idea of how rebit works. However, now having used it for two days I am dissappointed.

The option to have real-time painless synchronization is quite needed. Personally, I wanted to synch with my NAS at home, and my RAID 6 server at work.

Problems began immediately while trying to configure backup to network shares. The interface is very non-intuitive, but once you figure it out it becomes easy.

The initial backup is VERY slow. In addition to this, I couldn’t ascertain reliably what exactly was going on with my files. At some point the files in the rebit browser backup folder seemed empty.

I can say that my experience up to now has not been efficient nor easy. Instead, simply copying my files using fastcopy finished in 2 hours.

I will give a shot to the rebit 6 trial but I’m glad I didn’t fork over the 40 euros.



Menelaos Bakopoulos

Mr. Menelaos Bakopoulos is currently pursuing his PhD both at Center for TeleInFrastruktur (CTiF) at Aalborg University (AAU) in Denmark and Athens Information Technology (AIT) in Athens, Greece. He received a Master in Information Technology and Telecommunications Systems from Athens Information Technology and a B.Sc. in Computer Science & Management Information Systems from the American College of Thessaloniki. Since April 2008 he has been a member of the Multimedia, Knowledge, and Web Technologies Group.

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