> One of my three machines logged in at some point today. The other two are
> still stuck.
> I am theorizing the following:
> -- when the system has been down for a long time, there are more changes to
> the offline shares.
> -- when the shares reconnect, they have a LARGE number of sync updates for
> the server to compare/process. This is probably one of the more expensive
> server processes, so the entire server complex gets busy.
> -- at a certain point, in an act of self-defence, the server stops accepting
> connections so it can catch up.
> Add into this that the service has been adding users since microsoft bought
> it (including yours truly), but there has been no profit motive to add
> servers to handle this additional (non-paying) load.
I have been a user of Foldershare for a number of years starting when it was
owned by Byte Taxi I also paid for 5 Professional Licenses. When MS purchased
it I was refunded the unused portion of the License money and still use it at
the Professional version level. (No limit on the # of Libraries or Files) I
run Foldershare on 35 computers in my company and have numerous clients that
use it so I can share my data to them.
Foldershare is very important to me on a daily basis as well as my clients.
This outage has cost me many man hours of labor on my part and other
employees as well as much for some of my customers. The dollar amounts are in
the thousands. I hope this will go away today and all issues will be resolved.
I was very happy paying for Foldershare as it was reliable and did just what
I needed at a reasonable price. It allowed me to assign or remove a license
to a user as needed so it worked great.
I am certainly open to a different solution to the problem if anyone has a
suggestion I would love to look at it.