How to install BitTorrent Sync on Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS

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  1. xzKinGzxBuRnzx

    xzKinGzxBuRnzx Moderator

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    Need to sync some files between multiple devices? Then you found the best way to do that! Just follow this simple guide and you have your files syncing within just 5-10 minutes.


    These commands will add a apt repository and then install BitTorrent Sync.

    sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:tuxpoldo/btsync
    sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get -y install btsync
    Now you will be prompted to setup BitTorrent Sync. You need to do this, otherwise it will be much more complicated to do manually. You should be at screen like this.

    Screen Shot 2014-07-19 at 7.00.34 PM.png

    Just read what it says and adjust its settings based on your setup. In the event you failed to set it up correctly, accidentally clicked no or just want to change a setting, simply proceed to the uninstall section of this guide and run those commands. Then start over on installing.

    Thats it! Now go to (adjust IP address if needed). You should be prompted with this page at which you can begin syncing your files.

    Screen Shot 2014-07-19 at 7.10.21 PM.png


    If you wish to revert these changes and remove BitTorrent Sync then here is what you will need to do.

    sudo apt-get -y remove --purge btsync btsync-common
    sudo add-apt-repository -y --remove ppa:tuxpoldo/btsync
    Thats it. It is now fully removed from your system.
    InsaneNutter and Rick like this.

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