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SyncIgnore and Lightroom lrdata

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I wish to sync my Photos and Lightroom Catalog files. The problem is Lightroom creates a cache directory along-side of the Catalog. So my directory looks like:

 

C:\Media\Catalogs\MyCatalog.lrcat

C:\Media\Catalogs\MyCatalog Previews.lrdata\*

C:\Media\Pictures\20131013\*

C:\Media\Pictures\20131014\*

C:\Media\Pictures\20131015\*
etc.
 
I have a BTSync directory at C:\Media\Catalogs, and all I want to sync are the *.lrcat files. I have been trying to ignore the *.lrdata directory using the .SyncIgnore file, but I have been unsuccessful. After reading online, and performing experiments, I realize that I am not alone.
 
I feel like one of these should work:
*.lrdata
*.lrdata/*
/*.lrdata
/*.lrdata/*
 
Question 1: What .SyncIgnore pattern would help me exclude all *.lrdata subdirectories.
 
Question 2: Do I need to restart BTSync for changes in .SyncIgnore to get picked up?
 
Question 3: Can I use forward-slash '/' in Windows? Do backslashes '\' need to be escaped '\\'?
 
Thank you.
 
 
 

 

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I tried to figure out which of the following rules was working, but I didn't have time, because every time I restart BTSync it syncs all my shares which include some very slow network file shares. And I believe that BTSync must be restarted for SyncIgnore changes to go into effect.

 

I am using the following, which is working for me.

 

*.lrdata
*.lrdata/*
*.lrdata\*
\*.lrdata
/*.lrdata
\*.lrdata\*
/*.lrdata/*

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