Symlink/folder Junction Support?


errolbert
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I'd like to be able to symlink content into a shared folder. There are times when I'd like to consolidate items from the various sources into one destination on my backup/secondary. For example I don't want to sync all of my iTunes Media but I'd like to pick and choose items that aren't available from the cloud into a common shared folder.

Perhaps it's safe to share each of those folders but the overhead of setting them up is greater... alternatively it may be easier to share a common ancestor folder but that may include gigabytes of files that I don't care to backup.

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I'd like to be able to symlink content into a shared folder. There are times when I'd like to consolidate items from the various sources into one destination on my backup/secondary. For example I don't want to sync all of my iTunes Media but I'd like to pick and choose items that aren't available from the cloud into a common shared folder.

Perhaps it's safe to share each of those folders but the overhead of setting them up is greater... alternatively it may be easier to share a common ancestor folder but that may include gigabytes of files that I don't care to backup.

Symlinking as you want is doable with your OS tools at a directory level. If you don't like command line, for windows there is https://code.google.com/p/symlinker/ and for Mac http://www.macupdate...41493/symlinker

You should place the symlinks before adding the share to a given SyncApp instance

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  • 2 months later...

I would like to be able to share files in folders that exist as symbolic links on linux. Else I have to go making copies of all the data, wasting disk space, just to have the files in the new central "sharing" location.

Have you tried "mount --bind" or perhaps using aufs ?

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It would be nice to have an option that's like

"Regardless of source, do not sync stuff that is already present on the computer. Create a symlink instead." (i.e., If a file has a hash that matches a file that is already synced from another source, symlink to that file instead of downloading a duplicate. If the symlinked file moves or disappears, remove symlink and sync file).

Eliminating duplicates from multiple sources :-)

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Symlinking as you want is doable with your OS tools at a directory level. If you don't like command line, for windows there is https://code.google.com/p/symlinker/ and for Mac http://www.macupdate...41493/symlinker

You should place the symlinks before adding the share to a given SyncApp instance

I remember having trouble with this a while back under Windows.

Added a symlink inside an already synced folder. Unfortunately it didn't sync, but I worked around it by using a hardlink instead.

The behaviour was not expected, at least to me.

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