yoshm

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  1. Thanks, @deoren. Somehow, I missed your post when you made it... Have you verified that this works? FYI, I recently corresponded with BT about this topic. Here is what they told me: Sync on Windows indeed syncs junctions as regular folders, but it doesn't work for 'nix (Linux and Unix, Android is linux as well) platforms. Their symlinks are created in a pretty special way, so that they are just pointers (to put it simply, like shortcuts on Windows). So they are recognized and synced as files, and thus make no sense, especially when syncing across platforms. We are still looking for a best way to make 'nix links work. Thank you!
  2. Given that the idea of creating links to files or directories is based on an idea from Unix/Linux - Is there a way to do this under Android (preferably that does not require root)? Since this is a bit of a diversion from the OP, I've created another topic to find the answer to this: http://forum.bittorrent.com/topic/25772-is-there-a-smarter-way-to-syncbackup-android-folders/ If you answer here, I'll copy it over to there, too. Thanks, Yosh
  3. I see in this post: http://forum.bittorrent.com/topic/17728-sync-your-windows-profile-the-smart-way/ is described a fairly nifty way to set up a directory of links (or junctions) to the various folders to sync. Then you can have BTSync just sync that "meta-directory" and all the linked directories get handled. This is a sort of kludged way to create a manageable "Include List" for BTSync. My question: is there a similar "trick" for Android? I have a dozen or so folders to backup and I'd prefer to make it easier to manage the lot with a single collection and a single "secret". Thanks, Yosh
  4. Another approach would be for Ammar577 to follow the instructions in the User Guide to Backup his DCIM folder to his home computer. After he deletes pictures from his phone, he can go his home computer and find the deleted pictures in the .SyncArchive directory (for 30 days - or longer if he changes the Advanced setting as described in the User Guide). From the .SyncArchive he can move the pictures to someplace permanent on his home computer.
  5. @Nils - are you sure that is correct? I am new to BTSync, but it is my impression that selecting the Backup tab on the Android app will back up the photos to the sync'd destination - and the mobile source directory will not be affected by any changes made at the destination (i.e., it's a one-way sync). So in @Analogeek 's case - if he has a destination directory full of files, he can backup his files to there - and the existing files will NOT be copied back to his phone (this is based on reading the documentation - I haven't tried that specific scenario yet). I am not sure what happens when you delete the files on the Android. I suspect they will NOT be deleted on the destination, but I have not tried that yet. In the worst case, they would get moved to the .SyncArchive for 30 days (or more, if changed) from where they can be retrieved. I am planning to setup a system where I periodically move the pictures off the backup destination directory and into my filing system for photos. I've already extended the time for .SyncArchive to over a year, so I can find photos there that I delete on the phone before moving out of the destination (if that's what happens). I'll be happy to share my experiences as I try & learn more. Will be happy to hear from you if your experience runs counter to what I've understood.