Folder versioning

Hi. I’m new to syncthing and just started setting up some of my devices. I want to mainly use it for backup so I have one server I’ve setup to auto accept folders to sync from other devices.

But I’ve noticed that even though I set the version on the device folder the versioning setting is left without a version on the server when the folder is sync.

So I have two questions.

  1. I think I misunderstood the versioning feature. As I want old versions to be kept on the server device and not the host device. Is it correct I actually need to set this on the server ?
  2. Is there a way to set the server to auto set the versioning for incoming folders ? I have auto accept turned on but as it defaults to sync without versioning I anyway need to edit the setting on the server for every new folder.

Yes, versioning needs to be enabled on the server.

You can go to Actions → Settings → Edit Folder Defaults and enable versioning there.

Ha Thanks! I missed this button when I was looking for this on the setting.

So now that I have it on I don’t actually need to set it on the edge device (As I only want versions on the backups sent to the server)