Subscriptions define sets of files from different Sites and Folders.

Each List Item in the Subscription List represents one file set definition. ([Source] to [Target]) It is associated with one user. Each user can have multiple subscriptions.

Subscription List Item Action Types.

Action Description
Sync – 2 way The traditional synchronization of 2 folders. Changes are replicated both ways.
Sync – Source to Target Synchronizes the source folder with the target folder- One way. Changes to files in the target folder are not replicated back to the Source
Move – Source to Target Files in the Source folder are moved to the target folder.
Copy- Source to Target Files in the Source folder are copied moved to the target folder.

Minimum user Permissions to the Management Lists

The Control Sync for SharePoint client program that runs on the users pc or as a Windows Service on a Server, downloads the subscriptions related to the current user and processes each one separately using the users own account and SharePoint permissions.

Whenever a file is downloaded/uploaded/deleted or when an error or conflict occurs then an entry in the Event Log List on the Management Site is created. The Subscription List item ID is included so that actions can be linked to the subscription in context.

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