GoodSync

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GoodSync is a simple, secure, and reliable file synchronizer. The free version is limited to 3 jobs or less and 100 or less files and folders in each job. There is also a paid version that includes additional features.

Connecting to GoodSync (Windows version)

  1. Launch GoodSync.
  2. For backing up to DreamObjects only, select 'No'.
  3. Click Apply.
    If this is the first instance of GoodSync, the ‘create your first job’ screen opens:
  4. Enter the following:
    • A job name in the ‘Enter Job Name’ box. You can name it anything you wish.
    • Select either ‘Synchronize’ or ‘Backup’. The ‘Synchronize’ option is most commonly used.
  5. Click the OK button to proceed.
  6. When the main page opens, click the Please click here to select folder button in the top center. 
  7. Click My Computer, then OK.
    A file explorer window opens:
  8. Select which directory on your local machine you’d like to sync from, and then click OK.
  9. When you return to the main page, click the Please click here to select folder button in the top center. This is the option to the right.
  10. In the list that appears, select the ‘Amazon S3’ option.
    A box opens that allows you to enter your DreamObjects credentials:
  11. Enter the following:
    • Address – The bucket address, s3://objects-us-west-1.dream.io/yourbucketname (make sure to enter the name of the bucket you’re connecting to). The example above shows 'dreamhostexample'.
    • Access/Secret Keys – The bucket access and secret keys. You can find these in your panel. View the DreamObjects keys article for further details.

    Make sure the ‘Secure Mode (encrypted)’ box is checked.

  12. Click the Go button on the top right to connect.
  13. Click the OK button on the bottom right to close this window.
  14. When you return to the main page, click the Analyze button. The folder on your computer is analyzed to locate any files.
    When finished analyzing, a list of files displays:
  15. Click the Sync button to upload your files to DreamObjects.

The data on your local machine is then synced with your DreamObjects bucket.

 

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