I have a folder on my Mac ~/Username/Pictures. It contains a mish mash of usable information and garbage (like mobile device photos that are simply notes.)
That folder is in a send/receive state and syncs with a folder on my Ubuntu server to keep a backup of all files in this folder.
Under ~/Username/Pictures, I have a folder called “Send to Plex” It is ignored by the previous sync setup.
Whenever I find an image in my Pictures folder that I find that I’d like to include in my media server, I drag it into the “Send to Plex” folder. The intention is to have that file automatically copied to the Plex folder for the Plex library I’ve created. Then, I would delete it from my Mac permanently. Subsequent backup routines would protect it from loss at the server level.
I’m wondering if Syncthing is the wrong tool for this since there seems to be some added risk of reverting or overriding file states on folders that are set to Send Only or Receive Only.
Logic would say, set the Mac folder to Send Only and the Ubuntu Plex folder to Receive Only, but it seems that’s not actually the intent.
Would it make sense to use a different type of routine to accomplish what I’m trying to do? I could simply drop the keepers into the SMB share on the server, but I’m not always on the network where the server is located.
Thanks for the insight if you have any.