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JSW 2014 Vol.9(7): 1679-1686 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.4304/jsw.9.7.1679-1686

SyncCS: A Cloud Storage Based File Synchronization Approach

Chao Liang1, Luokai Hu1, Zhou Lei2, Jushu Wang2
1Lenovo Mobile Communication Technology Ltd., Xiamen, P. R. China
2School of Computer Engineering and Science, Shanghai University, Shanghai, P. R. China


Abstract—More and more people begin to own multiple computing devices. File synchronization technologies are needed to effectively manage data which spans multiple devices. However there is not a general standard for file synchronization system. In this paper we propose a file synchronization model based on cloud storage - SyncCS. We describe the SyncCS architecture and present a novel twostage file synchronization protocol along with a conflict resolution mechanism. We evaluate the performance of our proposed file synchronization protocol. Our experimental results indicate that the number of operations to be synchronized when using our protocol is relatively smaller than that using a widely used method.

Index Terms—file synchronization model, synchronization protocol, conflict resolution

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Cite: Chao Liang, Luokai Hu, Zhou Lei, Jushu Wang, "SyncCS: A Cloud Storage Based File Synchronization Approach," Journal of Software vol. 9, no. 7, pp. 1679-1686, 2014.

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ISSN: 1796-217X (Online)
Frequency:  Bimonthly 
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Antanas Verikas
Executive Editor: Ms. Yoyo Y. Zhou
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