unyi3lding

Folder Migration? (Regular -> Encrypted folder type?)

Recommended Posts

Hi everyone,

Is there a standard/recommended procedure to migrate/upgrade a regular Sync folder to the new Encrypted Folder option? I have a couple folders that have nodes on 3rd party servers where I'd love to start encrypting them. 

Should I just have every node disconnect the current folder (but don't delete the data), and set up a new Sync folder one the same directory?

I've been trying to search for this answer, and I've seen at least one person ask this question on the blog post with no answer. Thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It looks like my folder was not an Encrypted Folder to begin with (ie created before Sync 2.3 release), so there is no option to generate an Encrypted folder key/link. The only way I could get the folder to migrate to an Encrypted folder is to disconnect both ends, create new Sync folders in the same directory. However, this caused all of the data on the server where I want the Encrypted Folder to get overwritten, and have to Sync all over again. 

I tested this migration on a smaller folder with less critical data, so this was fairly painless (and took ~10 minutes to transfer). However, I'm nervous about doing it on my other folders that are larger and have more sensitive data that we can't afford losing (and don't want to have to wait for all of the devices to re-sync everything). Is there any way to add an Encrypted Folder share key to existing Standard or Advanced folders?

Edited by unyi3lding

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@unyi3lding There is no way to add Encrypted folder to a folder that already in Sync. You'll have to re-add it. Although, I'm surprised that Sync re-transferred it. If folders are equal / synced - there should no be any data transfer, Sync will just re-index it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.