I just updated the software for Cloud Station on both the Synology and my Windows 7 machine. After doing this I was irritated to find that my sync folder needed to be setup again. This wouldn't be a major issue if the software didn't ask for the folder to be empty... AGAIN!!!??
When I originally setup Cloud Station
, which is turning out to be one of THE WORST sync software experiences I have EVER HAD!
Compared to Dropbox or SugarSync. 1.
Cloud Station is a memory hog that slows down my quad core system with 4GB of RAM, ridiculous! Dropbox and SugarSync barely make a dent.2.
Not to mention the lack of folder selection like SugarSync has, which I have been posting as a suggestion with the hopes that someone in Synology is listening. 3.
And the issues with random double file creation with one file looking like, OFFI~1.pdf, so many of these odd duplicates being made. 4.
and the fact that if anything is deleted when cloud station is not running (like when I have to stop it because my system slowed to crawl from excess memory usage) as soon as it is running again it restores everything that was deleted without asking if that's what the user wants!!!? 5.
Oh and can someone please explain to me why there is a 1GB file size limit? It's my DS with more than enough storage space and my home LAN with more than enough bandwidth, SO WHY IS THERE A LIMIT???!!!!
But I digress, the main issue was what happened after updating. Why does it need the folder to be empty? I had setup My Documents folder to be the cloud station folder, so that all my Documents would be backed up to my DS. To do that I had to move all the files out of the My Documents folder to a temp folder, which wasn't easy because of some shell folder associations which required a reboot, then I setup that now empty folder as the cloud station folder and then copy/paste everything back into the My Docs folder. Then allowed the sync to the DS to occur, which with all my files took HOURS! So to have to do that again, just because I updated the friggin software is infuriating. 6.
Why does that folder have to be empty? 7.
Why can't we select whatever folder for syncing, empty or not? (refer back to issue # 2)8.
and why didn't the folder association remain even through the software update?
I would like some answers from Synology devs to see that they are actually listening to their users!