I am trying Syncthing and although the distributed sync is amazing, I am having some problems getting around how power hungry it is. It is a pain to run on Raspyberry Pi and it eats away my tablet and phone battery.
Is there a guide about how to get around these issues? Like one-shot manual sync without the daemon always running?
OMG! my bad, I’ve been playing today with similar tools and I got the name wrong. Syncthing is the one with the “distributed sync” I like so much. I am trying Seafile now but has some gotchas I do not like.
Looks like I cant edit, so I will delete and repost. Thanks!
UPDATE: looks like I cant. Could you delete this topic?
I think this is a very common case for most syncthing users. IMHO syncthing should be used from server-server or desktop-server setups. And e.g Nextcloud as a frontend for mobiles (or some other web gui). It eats a lot of power due to hashing and indexing which nextcloud doesn’t. And it is necessary to make sure the files are correctly in sync. Correct me if i’m wrong.
I suppose you could toggle the ‘Run on Wi-Fi’ setting in the ‘Run Conditions’ settings in the mobile app, only having it on temporarily when you want “a” sync to occur. And maybe you could simply stop/start the service on the Pi?
I haven’t run Syncthing on a Pi, but I run Syncthing on my tablets… large and small. I don’t see any (negative) impact on the battery, and I use the always-run-in-background mode. Lots of folders too. I’m curious as to what conditions trigger the issues some people observe w.r.t. power.