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Synchronise

Synchronise

SYNCHRONISE TO AN EXTERNAL LIBRARY:

Resilio Sync by Resilio, Inc. is a proprietary peer-to-peer file synchronization tool available for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Amazon Kindle Fire and BSD. You can use it to back up the music library on your Antipodes to Windows or Mac PCs or to a NAS drive. You can also use it to sync downloads and other music tracks from yourPC or Mac to your Antipodes music library.

To use Resilio Sync you must set up and configure the Resilio Sync app on your Antipodes, and you must also download/install/set up and configure the Resilio Sync app on the PC , Mac or NAS where your downloads and other music files are stored (the home version is free but there are some limitations in its functionality) that you will be syncing with.

The Resilio Sync software is pre-loaded on the Antipodes but must be installed as an active application.

How to set up Resilio Sync on the Antipodes

  • Go to Apps/Software Manager/Available Apps , click on the Resllio Sync icon and click ‘Install:
  • Go to Apps and click ‘Resilio Sync’. On the first screen enter a User Name and Password (e.g. admin/admin) that you will use to manage the application on the Antipodes and click ‘Continue’.
  • On the next screen enter a name for this Resilio Sync device (suggestion: use the host name, e.g. AntipodesCX). Also check the two boxes at the bottom:
  • Then log in to the Resilio Sync app on the Antipodes using the Id and Password you have just created:
  • You will get this screen. You will come back to this screen in Step 5 after you have set up the music folder that you want to sync to the Antipodes:

Installing and Using Resilio Sync on PC or Mac

Go to the Resilio Sync Downloads page at the Resilio Sync website ((https://www.resilio.com/platforms/desktop/) )and download, install and setup the app for the device(s) that will be used to store the Antipodes music library copy :

Installing and Using Resilio Sync on NAS devices

The Resilio Sync app runs on selected NAS devices. A NAS is an ideal location to hold a synchronised backup of the Antipodes music library.

Go to the Resilio Sync Downloads page (https://www.resilio.com/platforms/desktop/) and download the app for the NAS that you will be using with the Antipodes

Syncing a folder on PC/Mac/NAS to the Antipodes

Identify a music folder that you want to copy/sync to the Antipodes internal drve, for example, ‘\Music\My Downloads’:

Also decide where to store the music files on the Antipodes. You can use the /storage/music/flac folder, where CD rips are stored. Alternatively or you could create a new folder, using Windows File Explorer or Finder, for example /storage/music/MyDownloads:

The new folder must be under the ./storage folder so that it will be scanned by Roon and Squeezebox Server.

How to setup the Music Folder to be synced to the Antipodes

In this example Resilio Sync on a Windows PC is going to send a copy of the music library to the Antipodes music library and update it with changes as they occur (synchronise). Here you will configure the music folder to copy/sync.

  • Click the + at the top left of the blank screen. On the new screen choose the ‘Standard folder’ option:
  • Select the folder to be copied/synced:
  • A settings window will open. Check the ‘Read and Write’ permission ad uncheck the ‘Link will expire’ option (these settings can be changed at any time):

How to use the Key option for the copy process

  • If you click the ‘Link’ option and then ‘Copy’ (bottom right) an http link will stored in the clipboard. You can use this link to activate the sync action from the Internet browser on PC or Mac.
  • Alternatively, if you click the ‘Key’ option and then Copy’ a key will be copied to the clipboard that you can use in the Resilio Sync app on PC, Mac or NAS to activate the sync action.
  • The music folder has now been set up on the PC for syncing to the Antipodes music library. At this point the destination locations (peers) have not yet been set up.

How to setup the Antipodes music library to receive the sync copy

Here Resilio Sync on the Antipodes is going to receive a copy of the music foder on the PC, and then sync any subsequent changes. Here you will configure the Antipodes music library folder to store the copy.

  • Start the Resilio Sync app on the Antipodes
  • Click the + symbol and select the ‘Enter a key or link’ option:
  • Go to the Resilio Sync app on the Windows PC/Mac/NAS and click ‘Share’ at the right-hand end of the line that identifies the music library folder you previously set up:
  • On the following screen click ‘Copy’ next to the ‘Read & Write’ key:

The key will be copied to the Windows clipboard.

  • Go back to the Resilio Sync screen on the Antipodes, right click the keyboard or mouse button.and click ‘Paste’:
  • Go back to the Resilio Sync screen on the Antipodes, right click the keyboard or mouse button.and click ‘Paste’:
  • You will then be prompted to enter a destination folder. Select the folder for the music to be synced to, for example /storage/MyDownloads, and click ‘Open’:
  • You will see the copy process start immediately:
  • You can view the progress by clicking the clock icon
  • You can check that the files have been copied to the Antipodes:

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