My question is related to changing OS: If I change OS on a computer but keep the directory for syncing with syncthing on the computer, can I get the newly installed syncthing on the new OS to resume the syncing? If so, what do I need to do?
Here is the setup: I have a desktop and 2 laptops, all 3 with syncthing installed and with the two laptops syncing to the desktop. On all three computers, the OS (all 3 are Linux distros) is installed on a partition separate from the partition on which I store files. Each of the computers has a folder called syncthing on the storage partition and they are all synced together. That is, any changes to Laptop 1 are synced to the Desktop which then syncs to Laptop 2. This works quite well.
I am going to change the OS on the Desktop to a different Linux distro, which obviously will destroy the Syncthing setup on the Desktop, but the syncthing directory on the separate partition will remain unchanged. What is the most efficient way to re-establish the syncing of these 3 computers?