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Version information

  • 0.0.3 (latest)
  • 0.0.2
  • 0.0.1 (deleted)
released Feb 18th 2014

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Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'KyleAnderson-btsync', '0.0.3'
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bolt module add KyleAnderson-btsync
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puppet module install KyleAnderson-btsync --version 0.0.3

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KyleAnderson/btsync — version 0.0.3 Feb 18th 2014


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This is module makes it easy to manage shared folders using the BitTorrent SyncApp (btsync). Think Dropbox with a bitorrent backend and no server. (and no storage fees) Kinda like an eventually consistent filesystem.


puppet module install KyleAnderson/btsync

Then put your btsync binary in the btsync/files/ directory based on the arch:

cd modules/btsync/files


Simple shared folder with defaults:

class { 'btsync': }
btsync::shared_folder { '/media/sync': secret => 'HIKVMVKXNORH33X......' }

A more complicated example, explicit settings, dropbox-like, random port:

class { 'btsync': listening_port => 0, upload_limit => 50, download_limit => 500 }
btsync::shared_folder { '/media/sync': 
  secret           => 'HIKVMVKXNORH33X......' }
  use_relay_server => true,
  use_tracker      => true,
  use_dht          => true,
  search_lan       => true,
  use_sync_trash   => true,

Pro. Internal only with explicity node declaration running as www-data:

class { 'btsync': user => 'www-data', use_upnp => false }
btsync::shared_folder { '/var/www/': 
  secret           => 'HIKVMVKXNORH33X......' }
  use_relay_server => false,
  use_tracker      => false,
  use_dht          => false,
  search_lan       => true,
  use_sync_trash   => false,
  known_hosts      => [ "web1:6881", "web2:6881", "web3:6881" ],


  • In order to make valid json with puppet-concat, I have to add an empty trailing {} without a comma. btsync complains but works anyway
  • Only supporting upstart scripts for now
  • Would be nice to support multiple instances of btsync running for performance or security reasons. Maybe someday.


Apache License, Version 2.0


Kyle Anderson