Names of Machines
Backup (my pc): Wipeout
Work (PC): Bucks-Office
Her Laptop: Adventure
These 2 machines all link to 3 folders on my backup, name of the folders in Syncthing not on the actual drives of the 3 machines.
I have for obvious reasons not written her actual name on the one item that’s linked using it so I will just do (Her name) instead.
(Her name) Web
(Her name) Web is for her business she is working on opening.
Print Please is so she can get things printed either at work or at home if she is out with her Laptop or need it at home.
Book Link is where she is writing her book in and that’s the folder causing problems.
Book Link is the one with all the temp files that started this mess.
On Adventure aka her laptop did it say 99% sync on my machine Wipeout aka Backup, until I added the .stignore with those same settings and voila it stopped misbehaving and now says up to date, the folder it self Book link never changed from being up to date.
I haven’t had time to check on her Work PC if book link and backup still says up to date after my .stignore rules was put in place on both backup and laptop.
But anyway as shown above for some reason even with the .stignore which contain the following:
So her laptop booted up and instantly started complaining about the 5 temp files it couldn’t “sync” on both Backup and Laptop, when I added those lines above to .stignore on Laptop did it fix the issue of it claiming it was out of sync and went up to date.
But as you can see for some reason has my backup machine NOT done so it still tries to send the very temp files it is told to ignore and that laptop is told to ignore to the laptop.
I have yet to find time to go and check her work machine to see if it there has sync issues and if so if the .stignore will fix it.
But I managed to fix the work pc sync issues using the .stignore on my backup so why is the laptop being funny?
For 3 days I had a yellow triangle on the Book Link claiming it had failed to sync with the Laptop and the error in the log was the very 5 temp files it is told to ignore on both ends.
I really wished I had remembered about Office temp files and .stignore before I setup the sync between the machines so this could have been avoided.
But right now I just would like to have syncthing to show that her laptop adventure is up to date and ignore the temp files which the backup is insistent to try and sent even though the laptop refuse to accept them with or without the .stignore setup.
I hope I explained this correctly.