Sync schedules

The sync schedule can be modified in the General tab of the sync settings.

  • Manual: the default. The sync can only be started by using the toolbar or menu commands or triggered as a dependency by another sync.
  • Automatic: the sync runs whenever the bases become available. Once an automatic sync has been completed successfully, it will run again after at least one of the bases is unmounted and mounted again, the app is restarted, or the Mac wakes up from sleep. The sync can also be started manually.
  • Every 10 minutes: the sync runs every 10 minutes.
  • Every hour: the sync runs every full hour.
  • Every day/week/month: the sync runs at the end of every day/week/month at midnight.
  • Custom: add any number of periodic time intervals. You can choose between:
    • every given hours, minutes or seconds
    • every hour at a specific number of minutes and seconds
    • every day at a specific time
    • every specific weekday at a specific time
    • every specific day of the month at a specific time

If one of the volumes is not available at the scheduled sync time, the sync runs as soon as it becomes available.

If one of the volumes is a remote server with unpredictable availability, or if there may be no internet connection at the scheduled time, you may set a reconnect interval: the sync is then rescheduled periodically, without logging any error, until the volume becomes available.

Deactivate sync schedules temporarily

To deactivate scheduled syncs, uncheck the sync item in the main window. To deactivate all sync items at once, select Deactivate All from the context menu. Deactivated sync items behave as if the sync schedule was set to Manual.

To reactivate the sync schedule, check the sync item again. To activate all sync items at once, select Activate All from the context menu.

To temporarily suppress all sync schedules when starting SyncTime, hold the Option key until you see the main SyncTime window.