Is setting auto rescan for every few seconds bad?

(André De Santa Cruz) #1

I’m having trouble in my setup to proper sync the changes.

Sometimes changes in device A is not automatically synced to device B and vice-versa.

After rescanning the folder in the device that made the change it will propagate it to the other devices.

So is a bad thing to set the auto rescan to something like 1~3 seconds?


(Simon) #2

1-3s is anyway way too low. Even the watching for changes feature has a 10s delay by default. Deletions will even take 1min. So I guess that’s just what you are seeing, just wait for that amount of time and it will sync. If not, I’d try to find out why it doesn’t work, or if not, then set the scan interval to something like 1min, which is the default without watching for changes.


(Vincent Ardern) #3

Why do you want immediate syncing? If this is a multi user environment and you want to about conflicts maybe software that is designed to be used in real time might be more suitable? I love syncthing but it’s not great for doing things simultaneously on different devices

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(André De Santa Cruz) #4

@vincentardern It is a multi user nevironment indeed. What would be a better alternative to this context?