I wanted to switch from Resilio to Syncthing, since I found the installation on my synology nas as easy as resilio.
But one thing I am not sure about if I just can’t find it or it is missing: Choose which files to download/sync only specific folders from within the Sync-Folders.
I have “/Picures/” shared on my NAS, including the subdirs: vacation, festival, events.
I don’t need the whole /Pictures/* folder and even the subdirs only sometimes. So I open the “client” app and navigate inside the /Pictures/events folder and choose which files to download.
Maybe I want the whole /events folder, but not the other two.
Is there a way to archive this on the latest version?
Or can it be considered as a feature request?
Read the docs, ignore patterns should allow you to do this.
Ignore patterns would help me, but would complicated to be updated on a fast way.
I would need the exact folder names that I don’t need, and that are way more than I need at the given moment.
The example is a much smaller version if the folder I want to sync in a partial way. In real I have like 20 subfolders right in the /ShareFolder/ and in each subfolder like 10 subsubfolders.
Don’t mention the single files per subsubfolder.
I am missing something like a “custom download order”, instead of alphabetically, … there could be a entry that let my choose the folders by ticking them, no need for every file within this folder, but at least the folder.
I would using Syncthing less as a sync-application, more like a on-demand-downloader with a resuming function.
With the onboard options of Synology I receiving many failed downloads and need to restart the whole dl again.
Very annoying on a limited speed connection and big sized files.
Syncthing is not an on-demand-downloader sadly.
Sadly I discovered this while writing my sec. answer.
I really searching for more like a “File-Manager” with named features.
But thanks for your answer and thanks for this nice piece of open-source software.
Once I need a true sync app, I will remember Syncthing.