I’m also a BTSync user, very possibly to soon be a non-BTSync user, and have a few questions I hope someone can help me with. Mostly these are feature/usage situations that I expect to encounter, or BTSync functionality I haven’t seen yet in my poking around this site.
1 - I have a Raspberry PI which I use as my “always on” sync point. It syncs data to/from a disk attached to my router and accessed via Samba. There are two issues here:
– shared files will never be changed other than by Syncthing, so there is really no reason to rescan the
disk at all, and I don’t want to keep it from spinning down. Sounds like I can set a long rescan interval
and this will be OK?
– I currently have this set up as a “read only” share in BTSync, to prevent accidents (on the PI or router or whatever) from propagating to my other devices. Is there a similar “read only share” concept in Syncthing? (“encrypted read only” shares is another nice feature to allow people to “back up” each others sensitive files).
2- I’ve seen some discussions here about “selective download” or “sync on demand” – I regard this as a VERY useful feature, particularly for my phone where I want access to all my music but don’t have enough local storage. It is nice to be able to download an album or two, delete them when done, redownload later, etc. Hopefully something like this that is easy to use can be implemented soon?
3- Is there some way to bypass the Syncthing central server? My PI has a fixed DNS name, and if everyone can find each other by finding it, that would be ideal.
That sounds like enough to get started. I think I’ll try Syncthing on a couple of machines this weekend and see how it goes.
(PS – I keep running out of space in this composer window – my text going off the bottom and I have to resize this browser pane. Is there some way to get a scroll bar here or is this intentional to keep posts short?)