Copying manually before initial sync?


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I want to sync a number of folders between multiple devices on my network. Once of these folders has > 100Gb of photos, another has a very large number of small files. The initial sync of these folders across devices is going to therefore take a large amount of time. 

Are there any shortcomings of simply copying these folders initially (via a simple external USB transfer or rsync) than simply "hooking them up" on Resilio once they have been transferred so that they can be indexed? 

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On 15/09/2016 at 0:19 PM, aosaigh said:

Are there any shortcomings of simply copying these folders initially (via a simple external USB transfer or rsync) than simply "hooking them up" on Resilio once they have been transferred so that they can be indexed? 

No, that's absolutely fine!

You can add folders that are already "identical" on two or more devices to Sync, and Sync will simply index them, and only sync future changes to the folder content

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