I built a small testing app to write a mixture of large and small files, across multiple directories. I setup syncthing to prioritize smallest → largest I limited the bandwidth of sync thing to 100k/second.
After 15 minutes the current small files had been replicated, and it was currently using all the threads to sync the big files.
I than created a couple very small files. And after an hour those small files still hadn’t been synced.
I tried to help them be synced, by pausing and unpausing both servers. and also click re-scan folder.
In the end I needed to restart both syncthing instances to get the small file to sync.
I want to improving the quality of service, so a new small file would only wait for a certain amount of time before being pushed. I’d like to do this without having to kill/restart syncthing every 5 minutes.
Maybe this is already an option, that I just haven’t found ?
If not any help in pointing me in a direction would be greatly appreciated!
Basically I’m looking at adding a ‘max_file_sync_time’ before putting a file back on the queue and picking up the current highest priority item.