Tested with firmware version : MyBookLive 02.42.03-027
No need of pkg, optoware or apt-get so far
Default settings for ‘nice’ cpu usage, idle IO nice , download at 1000KB/s and upload at 100KB/s, so not to abuse (too much) of the limited resources of the NAS
* ssh to your MBL
* execute :
You can change the settings using the gui at the :8888 port and editing the default configuration file /DataVolume/cache/btsync/btsync.conf with nano or vim
I would sync folders in read only mode , maybe this way the btsync might not access the hard drive that much.
The lower the data rate, the lower the cpu and bandwidth usage , so there is a trade off . With these settings i get up to two percent of cpu utilisation when the software is syncing. But it takes longer to sync, so not intensive cpu utilisation means no syncronitation of large data files. I am using it just to sync some vimwikis and keepass databases
I do not know if with these settings the hard drive is able to ‘sleep’ or not.
If you have any suggestions please let me know