The designers at our company need a solution to share and sync a folder containing images and other binary files e.g. photoshop, illustrator, flash files etc..
- These files may or may not be nested in sub folders
- The total size of this folder is 8 GB and growing potentially at the rate of 2 GB a year.
Current Solution (Windows Live Sync)
- Transparent: Live Sync works in the background and does not require user input to add files to the tree or commit changes.
- Live Sync has a cap on the number of files within the folder being synced. (20,000 file limit)
- Live Sync setup is painfully slow as it does not seem to use the LAN during the initial transfer. It took an average 2.5 hours for one Gig of data.
We are hoping to get a recommendation on a new syncing/sharing solution that had the following features
- Synchronization takes place over the LAN, so it is fast.
- Synchronization is instant and seamless. Simple drag and drop should add files to the shared folder. We do not want to use subversion or rsync that requires users to commit or add files to the folder.
- The files are binary e.g. psd, ai, fla etc.
- The solution should support snapshots so that users can revert to an older version.
- The solution should be Windows 7 compatible
- It should be a Peer to Peer (no server installation)