Before I found Syncthing I duplicated my hard drives and then put the redundant drive into a different PC. Keeping them in sync was a pain, but I did it. Then I discovered syncthing. Here’s what I’m trying to do:
On PC A take D:\ share as ‘Data’ folder On PC B accept shared ‘Data’ folder and point it to D:\
Is Syncthing smart enough to recognize that D:\ already has the same files and folders on both systems and doesn’t therefore synch anything during the initial sync? If it does not recognize that they’re identical, does it delete files on one or both systems or duplicate files?
I’ve got terrabytes of data, so duplicating the drives manually within the same case, and then putting the redundant drive in PC B was significantly quicker than copying over the wire. Given that there’s already data on PC B’s D:\ am I better off leaving it alone and letting Syncthing figure it out, or should I stop sharing the folder on PC A, delete everything from PC B’s D:\ and then re-share the folders in Syncthing? (My concern here is if Syncthing determines that content on PC B’s D:\ was deleted and therefore should be deleted on PC A’s D:.)
Thanks in advance.