already have some folder data -- how to download only diffs on first sync?

When i’m starting to sync folder from other node and already have a portion of folder data (for example, some kind of folder’s “older state”) on this station, can i use it to minimize first-time sync traffic?

If the files are the same if will happen automatically, if they are different, you’ll get a bunch of conflicts which you will have to resolve by hand.

You could also put the older state folder in a separate location and add it as a unshared repository to your syncthing configuration. Since Syncthing will find any identical files /blocks across repos, it won’t retransmit these files. This way you won’t have any conflicts and can safely remove the old folder once the initial sync is done…

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Wow, great! If Syncthing can recognize identical blocks across repositories, it will be a solution for me. So will it copy identical blocks locally from one folder to another?

Thank you, I’ll try.

Yes

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