Suppose I have two machines A and B, I add a new file on A, but the file is very large, so I want to copy it manually in B.
Question 1: is the following procedure correct?
- open A:8384 and pause B
- add files to A
- add files to B manually, and hit “rescan”
- unpause B from A
Question 2: if A is “send only” and B is “receive only” is there any difference? (I would assume no).
I suspect you can’t add files to a receive only folder.
It will end up saying it’s a local change, even if it’s the same content, because syncthing has no record of creating that file.
Question 1: It’s not clear what you want to accomplish. Just to keep Syncthing working, you don’t need to do anything special when copying a file over by other means than Syncthing.
Question 2: Syncthing will resolve that: When it sees that the file contents are the same, it removes the flag marking the change as locally changed (also changing the version vector accordingly).
Yes, I know that Syncthing could in theory keep on running, however I want to give B time to rescan the folder (otherwise, I think, it may happen that it starts redownloading stuff before figuring out that it’s already there). That’s why I thought about pausing B (from A)
But as I said, I’m not sure it’s necessary.
I just tried and I confirm empirically that it works.
I have two machines A and B linked by a very slow connection, and a very large update happened on A. however the files were also present somewhere in the same LAN where B is, so we did a manual copy.
Syncthing initially marked everything as a local change, but when we unpaused it, it synced very quickly (so it’s just impossible it downloaded anything).
many thanks for the support.
I suppose in my case it didn’t happen because of the pause, is this right?
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