Two typical high-availability (HA) deployments

The most important improvement brought about by Syncplify.me Server! version 5.x is the simplicity with which you can create a true active-active high-availability (HA) set with it.

In fact, as of version 5.x, you don’t have to deploy a database replica-set anymore, which is hard to do and requires at least 5 virtual machines (2 for the SFTP nodes, and 3 for the database); Syncplify.me Server! version 5.x can achieve a totally fault-tolerant, active-active, highly-available deployment with just 2 virtual machines!

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Syncplify.me Server! v5.0.24 released

We have released version 5.0.24 of our flagship product, Syncplify.me Server!

This update features the following improvements:

  • Fixed: small bug that prevented saving changes to your existing scripts in high-availability (HA) deployments of the Ultimate edition

As usual, you can download this update from our web site.

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Syncplify.me Server! v5.0.22 released

We have released version 5.0.22 of our flagship product, Syncplify.me Server!

This update features the following improvements:

  • Improved: the installer now allows the addition of further HA nodes even if the existing nodes have a different minor version during the installation phase (example: one node is v5.0.18 and the other node is v5.0.22)

As usual, you can download this update from our web site.

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Syncplify.me Server! v5.0.21 released

We have released version 5.0.21 of our flagship product, Syncplify.me Server!

This update features the following improvements:

  • Improved: automatic detection of several consistency requirements when adding a second node to an HA deployment (at install time)
  • Improved: better logging of the SMTP session when sending an email from within a script (Ultimate edition only)
  • Fixed: several small bugs in the UI and in the REST Configuration Wizard

As usual, you can download this update from our web site.

Thank you.

Syncplify.me Server! v5: how to add a node/server to a high-availability (HA) set

This article embeds a video that shows how to add an additional node/server to an existing Syncplify.me Server! v5, turning it into a high-availability (HA) deployment.

This video only deals with the addition of the second node, we strongly recommend you to also check out this other article to learn how to deploy the first node.

Syncplify.me Server! v4.2.1 released

We have just released version 4.2.1 of our Syncplify.me Server! software. This version features the following improvements:

  • Fixed: sporadic VFS reload issue that only affected HA (High-Availability) deployments

Warning: upgrading to this version from any version prior to 4.0.34 will invalidate your license, so please if you are a customer – before you upgrade – contact us to request a license reset.

Note: if after the update you notice any unexpected behavior in the web interface, just hit Ctrl-F5 in your browser; that will force the browser to reload the page as well as all back-end scripts and update the ones that may have been cached from previous versions of the software.

As usual you can download this new release from our website.

Syncplify.me Server! v4.0.30 released

We have just released version 4.0.30 of our Syncplify.me Server! software. This version features the following improvements:

  • Fixed: bug in the initialization of MongoDB replica sets, which affected only High-Availability (HA) deployments

Note: if after the update you notice any unexpected behavior in the web interface, just hit Ctrl-F5 in your browser; that will force the browser to reload the page as well as all back-end scripts and update the ones that may have been cached from previous versions of the software.

As usual you can download this new release from our website.

High-Availability (HA) with Syncplify.me Server! v4

Syncplify.me Server! version: 4.0.17+

Version 4.x of Syncplify.me Server! introduced a remarkable amount of new features, and improved some of the existing ones greatly. The latter is the case of high availability deployments, which have been rendered much easier and a lot more powerful.

This article explains one way (not the only possible one) to install and deploy a highly available multi-node Syncplify.me Server! in your network.

First of all, let’s prepare 3 virtual machines:

  • 1 VM for the DB and HTTP/REST server
  • 2 VMs for the SFTP server nodes

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Syncplify.me Server! v4.0.18 released

We have just released version 4.0.18 of our Syncplify.me Server! software. This version features the following improvements:

  • Added: scripting functions FileMove, StrSHA256, StrSHA512
  • Fixed: quota enforcement is now triggered correctly
  • Fixed: deployment of High-Availability (HA) virtual servers in Microsoft Azure now works as expected

As usual you can download this new release from our website.

Syncplify.me Server! v4: simplicity and power

Syncplify.me Server! version: 4.0.0+

Designing software for a large customer base is not an easy task. Some users want simplicity, very few and easy “clicks” to get their server up and running, no distractions, not too many things to look at, and that often sacrifices power. Other users (usually Enterprise customers) need to be able to perform complex deployments, integrated into complicated existing environments, they need to be able to configure every single tiny detail of the solution to fit into a much bigger architecture, and all that power often sacrifices simplicity.

When we designed Syncplify.me Server! v4 we have kept all of this in mind, and we have accomplished a design that “adapts” to the user’s needs and desires. In fact, v4 features simplified, wizard-driven configuration for those users who require simplicity, and yet advanced users can plan and execute their deployments down to the tiniest detail by configuring every single aspect, even when the architecture is very complicated. Continue reading