I was reading the Ignoring Files doc and it said:
If some files should not be synchronized to other nodes, a file called .stignore can be created containing file patterns to ignore.
This sounds like it should exist on the “sharing” or “sending” machine. My setup requires the clients to ignore those files, not the sender. Maybe the .stignore does that already? Like, can I create a .stignore on my Android to ignore all files and folders up to a deep-down sub-folder? Or…
What about setting clients to ignore folders that others are sharing?
Here’s what I have on node we can call SERVER:
/foo (10 files, 1 MB) /foo/bar (2 files, 12 KB) /foo/bar/red (2800 files, 27 GB) /foo/bar/red/green (9 files, 2 GB) /foo/bar/red/green/yellow (27 files, 800 MB)
I’m treating the server as the source of truth as it is RAID/replicated and backed up. All clients are throw-away/failure prone (have had 2 SSDs go “dark” in the last 6 years on the Desktop - it can’t be deemed reliable).
I want to sync portions of this folder to a number of devices.
Android: /foo/bar/red/green/yellow Tablet /foo/bar/red/green Desktops /* (the entire folder) Laptops /* (the entire folder, to go, sync'd on the road)
I can’t sync the entire folder on my Android because it would run out of space with /foo/bar/red/ folder.
I only want that one folder, /foo/bar/red/green/yellow on the Android device, and any files and folders under it.
Can I have Syncthing syncing a one folder, and then syncing a sub-folder of that folder as two separate syncs?