As I have a complex structure and dont wan’t to create thousands of syncthing folders I wanted to work with
.stignore files. Until I realized that I can’t use them to exclude folders from syncing and download it later if I need it.
Because when I create a sub-folder in my synced “Media” folder, let’s say “Holidays Summer 2019”, add all my pictures and videos (which can be quite a lot). Then I wait for complete sync with my server (which is my other always on device). Afterwards I exclude the folder in my
.stignore file. Now I can delete it without any issues, means the files will stay on the other synced device. So far it’s fine… a good workaround for partial folder sync. Now the problem starts: I want to check the pictures again, so I remove the exclude line from my
.stignore. Unfortunately syncthing starts to delete all files now on the server instead of recreating them on my machine.
Is this issue solvable with existing workaround? Thanks for your help!