my central USB drive died. There are some (in fact: MANY) syncthing’ed folder on it.
The machine and the syncthing config are okay. Only the folder(s) on disk do not exist any more.
I’d like sync all the data to a new drive with the same drive letter but without recreating all sync shares.
I mean: Empty folders on the new drive, some “magic” in syncthing on the machine and after a while all connected devices have uploaded the files into the new folders on the new drive.
Is this possible?
What you need is a database reset . Either delete the index-v0.14.0.db folder in your config directory or start Syncthing with
-reset-db command line flag. Then it will assume it has never had any data and thus pull in everything from connected remote devices.
 Wow, it happened - I am recommending a database reset instead of discouraging it xD
Disclaimer: Don’t let this statement confuse you if it makes no sense, that’s perfectly fine - it’s entirely useless.
And if it’s just a subset of the folders, remove the folder from the config using the GUI and add it back again. The index data is wiped during the removal.
Thank you, Simon and Jakob! I will test it and report here!
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