Hi. I am a new to both Synthing and these forums. First of all, I wanted to thank the people working in this great application (desktop and android).
I am currently using Dropbox for my synchronisation needs (I know, boo!) but for quite some time I have been thinking about using another solution that is not dependent on a propietary vendor and that does not require for me to setup a VPS (like NextCloud or Seafile). I think the time has come for me to change, specially now that Dropbox is phasing out non-ext4 FS support on Linux (I am a very satisfied XFS user since 2005).
My needs are very simple:
- I have a desktop PC (running Arch) that is on almost all the time.
- I have a netbook (quite old) that I use from time to time, mainly from inside my LAN.
- Both computers share one ‘Dropbox’ folder that contains mostly text files (arch customs build files), some pdfs and some other document formats. No media files. It also contains a keepasxc database.
- I have also an android phone which is rather old (it’s on version 6).
- The android phone currently syncs the same folder, but I only need it to synchronize the keepassxc database.
For what I gather, Syncthing is perfect for both the destktop PC and the netbook. But I’ve got some doubts regarding the android sync: for what I’ve read the application has a tendency to consume the battery (battery time is already not perfect on my phone).
What I would to know about the android app resumes to the following:
a) I just want to synchronize the one directory containing the keepassxc database (which is nested inside the ‘Dropbox’ folder. Can it be done? b) Can synchronization be made manually? b) Or better, can I make the database to synchronize only when keepass2android is launched (as this application already does with Dropbox).
Thank you very much in advance.