While the SyncRate tool described below is still useful, it is no longer in active development. The preferred alternative, if you are looking to maximize your SyncTool transfer rates, is the SyncOptimize Tool.
One of the questions we often get at DuraCloud is: How can I know how long it will take for me to upload all of my content to DuraCloud? To help answer that question, we've developed a very simple command-line tool called SyncRate. Don't let the "command-line" nature of this tool scare you, we'll walk you through the steps you need to follow below. Keep in mind that there many variables which can affect transfer speeds to DuraCloud. Your internet upload rate (which can be tested very easily) is the obvious first place to look, but things like the size of files being transferred, the media they are stored on, the local network speed, the amount of other traffic on the network, the routing paths used, and many other things can affect the numbers you see.