Clear Syncing (Out of Sync Items) state when IgnoreDelete enabled

I think I know what I did, and I understand the docs state it’s not recommend to use IgnoreDelete.

But I still would like to know if it’s possible to clear the “Syncing” state when I have IgnoreDelete enabled on one side?

What I try to do is save some disk space by syncing file to a server and keep it on server while not taking any disk space on the client side. I think Syncthing isn’t design for it, but such as Dropbox and Google Drive all have similar feature that can upload some of our files (eg. Video and Pictures) to server but not using local disk space. Anything similar I can do on Syncthing?

I think as long as Syncthing can recognize the IgnoreDelete state and just ignore it, clear the “Syncing” state, that would work.

That’s one of the drawbacks of using ignoreDelete. In other words, you can’t do anything about the “out of sync” state.

Syncthing is peer-to-peer, so you can’t really compare or expect it to have all the features of cloud services like Dropbox or Google Drive. However, one way to do what you wish is basically to ignore the files locally, and then delete them on that device only. This method is rather clunky though.

Thanks, I am going to give it a try

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