Stefan Segers

selective sync (sub)folders

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Hey guys,

 

I am trying to figure out how the selective sync works.

My original folders is on the NAS with all data.

On my laptop I like to use my internal disc which is not big enough for the whole NAS folder

So selective sync is a great tool to use. As a Dropbox user I also use Selective Sync and I can browse though all folders and sub folders and just sync the subfolders I need to work with.

When I now remove a folder from my Laptop for Selective Sync I get a placeholder for this folder and I can not browse trough the folder to select just 1 file and sync it when I need it.

Since I have a lot of folders and sub folder I love to browse through all my folders that are off-line and just sync the files/folders I need

 

I hope I described it correctly and love to hear some tips.

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@Stefan Segers That is on the Mac device I can suppose?

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So selective sync is a great tool to use. As a Dropbox user I also use Selective Sync and I can browse though all folders and sub folders and just sync the subfolders I need to work with.

You are right. Better remove files from the subfolder and let them converted to placeholders instead of removing from the device this subfolder.

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When I now remove a folder from my Laptop for Selective Sync I get a placeholder for this folder and I can not browse trough the folder to select just 1 file and sync it when I nee d it.

 

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This annoys me too, for example when selectively syncing code projects with deep folder structures it isn't practical to remove only the files and leave the folders. Why can't sync just rebuild the nested folder structure like when doing a fresh selective sync?

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Yep, I'm totally agree! Sometimes it confuses me. I ran into no such file or directory errors in my project and then I remember f4kig placeholder file ?

Sometimes its not clear what you've synced or not during selective sync and its not so easy to figure out.

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Here's a screenshot of my Resilio folder. I do see them on the files but not on the folder.

On the other sreenshot you see the Dropbox version. The Greyed out folders where you can browse trhough. Those are online by the smart-sync

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Sounds great!

For now I stop using Resilio because it's speed is really slow compared with Dropbox. I have a lot of RAW's/JPEG's and Capture One (small files of 10kb) and XMP files which are small too.

WHen I want to sync it takes a lot of time ... I do have almost no CPU usage, but it really takes a lot of time to backup :(

 

Tried every tip on the "Why is Resilio slow" page

I do work with 3 computers and 2 nasses which have all fast connections

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