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    Posted: 01/June/2012 at 11:56pm
I used BuddyBackup a few years ago and am returning to it now. One issue my wife always had (which made me consider other options) was seeming lack of responsiveness on her machine when it was backing up. We are starting to see that again after only one day's use.

I looked into it some more just now and this is what I am seeing:
1. 99% of her files (10's of thousands of pictures, etc.) are backed up successfully to my machine
2. 1 file remains to be backed up (a small OpenOffice file), as reported by BuddyBackup
3. Even though the file is open/locked, BuddyBackup is constantly using 20-40% of her wireless network connection trying to backup this locked file.

If the file is locked (BB tells me so) then what is it sending over the network?

In another posting (here) it was stated that BB waits 10 seconds after a file is modified to back it up. Then why the constant network traffic on this one little file?

Can anyone help me understand this behavior, and how to turn it off?
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Hi there,

If there file is not backed up (probably because it's locked) BuddyBackup will NOT use network connection. It's very careful to only use network when necessary.

What it might be is the Buddy Connect feature. This helps other buddies connect to each other, which does use up your internet connection. Try going to Tools, Options, Buddies, Buddy Connect and change "Help people connect" to "No".

See if that helps.

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