Unison vs Goodsync? Which sync software is more reliable?

Hitachi is NOT IBM

This gentleman has tried various software and found to that Goodsync has the most reliable results. Perhaps worth trying for backup/sync purposes?

I finally found a utility that actually does what it’s supposed to do, sync up two hard drives. I tried Unison. It missed a file that it shouldn’t have missed, an executable that was using some foreign characters in the file name. And the crazy thing is that I was tempted to use Unison anyway. It’s like, “Well, that file really wasn’t that important.” But then these kind of thoughts came. “Yea, but if it missed one, then it could miss something i … Read More

 

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Posted on November 8, 2010, in Third Party Misc Software and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. There is a free trail available for GoodSync that can be found here: http://www.goodsync.com

    GoodSync is also available for Mac here:
    http://www.goodsync.com/mac

  2. I’ve been using Unison for about 10 years. It’s been one of the most unreliable, frustrating pieces of software I’ve ever used. As of this writing, Unison has mysteriously stopped working. It was working fine a couple of weeks ago. Now it won’t connect to my remote system. Thi is about the millionth time Unison has crapped out on me in some mysterious way. However, Unison’s approach to syncing fit what I needed better than other sync programs I tried. I never tried GoodSync. If it works well for you, stick with it.

    Unison is a weird program, written in a weird programming language called OCaml. Advocates of OCaml claim it provides incredible reliability and power and you can develop complex programs with it in a fraction the time it takes with other programming languages. The funny thing is, Unison is one of the only programs I know written in OCaml, and OCaml took a very long time to develop, it’s been unreliable, and it’s weak on features.

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