The device “FKJEGNS” gets unpaused everytime i start Syncthing. I have to manually Pause it.
FKJEGNS is a remote device and when turned on by its operator, it does have active connections to server, but not my local device. While all three devices have access to the same folder, my local device does not share any folders and connections with FKJEGNS directly, but rather bottlenecks through the server.
i could remove this device from my device list, but i want to have it in there because 1) i don’t want to lookup the device id again as it is a remote device. 2) i want to have the device id in written form somewhere as backup in case my server crashes.
Here the logs:
2021-08-27 10:48:56 My ID: GTMM2PM-XXXXXXX-XXXXXXX-XXXXXXX-XXXXXXX-XXXXXXX-XXXXXXX-XXXXXXX
2021-08-27 10:48:57 Single thread SHA256 performance is 1493 MB/s using minio/sha256-simd (351 MB/s using crypto/sha256).
2021-08-27 10:48:58 Hashing performance is 890.31 MB/s
2021-08-27 10:48:58 Overall send rate is unlimited, receive rate is unlimited
2021-08-27 10:48:58 Using discovery mechanism: IPv4 local broadcast discovery on port 21027
2021-08-27 10:48:58 Using discovery mechanism: IPv6 local multicast discovery on address [ff12::8384]:21027
2021-08-27 10:48:58 Ready to synchronize "server-ALLE" (6cjdy-yq7hw) (sendreceive)
2021-08-27 10:48:58 TCP listener ([::]:22000) starting
2021-08-27 10:48:58 QUIC listener ([::]:22000) starting
2021-08-27 10:48:58 GUI and API listening on 127.0.0.1:8384
2021-08-27 10:48:58 ...
2021-08-27 10:48:58 Access the GUI via the following URL: https://localhost:8384/
2021-08-27 10:48:58 My name is "Thilo-X470-AORUS-2019"
2021-08-27 10:48:58 Device SVA7MK7-XXXXXXX-XXXXXXX-XXXXXXX-XXXXXXX-XXXXXXX-XXXXXXX-XXXXXXX is "Thilo-Laptop-HP-84AC" at [dynamic]
2021-08-27 10:48:58 Device WEALBVQ-XXXXXXX-XXXXXXX-XXXXXXX-XXXXXXX-XXXXXXX-XXXXXXX-XXXXXXX is "thilo-Aspire-ES1-311" at [dynamic]
2021-08-27 10:48:58 Device BJGC44M-XXXXXXX-XXXXXXX-XXXXXXX-XXXXXXX-XXXXXXX-XXXXXXX-XXXXXXX is "SimonPC-GA-H81M" at [dynamic]
2021-08-27 10:48:58 Device FKJEGNS-XXXXXXX-XXXXXXX-XXXXXXX-XXXXXXX-XXXXXXX-XXXXXXX-XXXXXXX is "CZ-Ertel-Lenovo-H30-05" at [dynamic]
2021-08-27 10:48:58 Device F4MFRUP-XXXXXXX-XXXXXXX-XXXXXXX-XXXXXXX-XXXXXXX-XXXXXXX-XXXXXXX is "server" at [tcp://192.168.178.22:22000]
2021-08-27 10:48:58 Device JQBL4SA-XXXXXXX-XXXXXXX-XXXXXXX-XXXXXXX-XXXXXXX-XXXXXXX-XXXXXXX is "Ertel-thinkcentre-m83" at [tcp://192.168.178.21:22000]
2021-08-27 10:48:58 Ready to synchronize "server-e" (cnh7n-9nr2v) (sendreceive)
2021-08-27 10:48:58 Ready to synchronize "server-k" (n7sos-wqu7u) (sendreceive)
2021-08-27 10:48:58 Ready to synchronize "server-t-150" (zgeph-pvpqa) (sendreceive)
2021-08-27 10:48:58 Established secure connection to F4MFRUP-XXXXXXX-XXXXXXX-XXXXXXX-XXXXXXX-XXXXXXX-XXXXXXX-XXXXXXX at 192.168.11.100:22000-192.168.178.22:22000/tcp-client/TLS1.3-TLS_CHACHA20_POLY1305_SHA256
2021-08-27 10:48:58 Device F4MFRUP-XXXXXXX-XXXXXXX-XXXXXXX-XXXXXXX-XXXXXXX-XXXXXXX-XXXXXXX client is "syncthing v1.18.1" named "server" at 192.168.11.100:22000-192.168.178.22:22000/tcp-client/TLS1.3-TLS_CHACHA20_POLY1305_SHA256
2021-08-27 10:48:58 Completed initial scan of sendreceive folder "server-k" (n7sos-wqu7u)
2021-08-27 10:48:58 Resuming FKJEGNS-XXXXXXX-XXXXXXX-XXXXXXX-XXXXXXX-XXXXXXX-XXXXXXX-XXXXXXX
2021-08-27 10:49:07 Completed initial scan of sendreceive folder "server-ALLE" (6cjdy-yq7hw)
2021-08-27 10:49:12 Completed initial scan of sendreceive folder "server-e" (cnh7n-9nr2v)
2021-08-27 10:49:13 Completed initial scan of sendreceive folder "server-t-150" (zgeph-pvpqa)
2021-08-27 10:49:31 Pausing FKJEGNS-XXXXXXX-XXXXXXX-XXXXXXX-XXXXXXX-XXXXXXX-XXXXXXX-XXXXXXX
If i start Syncthing normally, i can’t reproduce the behaviour and the device keeps on being paused even after a restart, as i would want to and as you say would be expected. As soon as i use Synctrayzor, it unpauses after restart.
I am using a standard installation of SyncTrayzor. I have not changed any notable settings.
I guess i could do something like this, but i am not sure if it would be overkill:
There are various parameters inside the file SyncTrayzor.exe.config which can be customised by system administrators, including the default SyncTrayzor configuration (used to create the user’s SyncTrayzor config file when SyncTrayzor is first launched). To override these, pass the flag /SyncTrayzorExeConfig="Path\To\Customized\SyncTrayzor.exe.config" to the installer – the specified SyncTrayzor.exe.config will overwrite the default.
Note that the contents / structure of SyncTrayzor.exe.config may change between releases. Using the wrong version may cause a crash, or incorrect behaviour.
I personally would prefer if SyncTrayzor behaved like Syncthing without me as the user having to change a lot of stuff in the config. That doesn’t mean that additional options and features on the part of SyncTrayzor are not a nice thing to have
Edit: I think i found that option. When i choose English language, it doesn’t translate, so sorry i only can post the german equivalent here: “Geräte anhalten, die über ein Netzwerk ohne Flatrate verbunden sind”
When i un-tick this option, the device keeps being paused.
Yup, that’s the option I mean. The feature unpauses devices automatically at some checkpoints (like startup) to check if they can connect via a non-metered connection. Therefore it’s kinda intentional that it breaks device pausing - it’s limited in capabilites.
I am glad my memory served me right in asserting that i did not change any settings. Thank you Nummer378 for confirming and more importantly, pointing towards this option!
Three question left :
Do paused devices try to establish connections?
Do paused (unused) devices try to establish connections?
Do unpaused (unused) devices try to establish connections?
I guess the whole idea of keeping the devices paused is that they do not try to sync in cases where it is not wanted to sync, right? Also, if they did try to establish connections, would that not be a waste of, albeit probably tiny, processing power and internet traffic? So there definitely is a rationale for a pause.
Feel free to answer only if you know. Nothing at stake here, no time pressure. Am just curious.
From my knowledge, there is no difference between the two regarding connectivity. They will keep trying to establish connections if your device has been added to them.
Same as above, but here the difference is that your device will also keep trying to connect to them.
In this case, if you want to save their power and traffic, you will need to pause (or remove) your device on them. Pausing just them on your device still won’t prevent them from trying to connect. You do save your power and traffic this way though.