What is the best safe way to move a synced folder without causing data loss or confusing syncthing database?
I have the D: drive synced across 5 windows machines.
To solve a few problems, i want to not share the D: drive at root level, and move everything to D:/Syncthing
This will prevent it from trying to sync system folders that windows won’t allow.
I’ve seen some very old posts that say to remove shared folder in syncthing, then move the folder, then re-add to syncthing.
Is this the best way?
Is there anything else I need to do to make sure it is done safely?
Will this cause it to restart the database from scratch, meaning readding all 200,000 files to database?
I would say that this is the recommended way. Yes, the files will be re-added and re-indexed.
If you know what you are doing, you can simply edit the folder path in the Advanced Configuration. Do it only after pausing the folder and moving all files to the new location. Then resume. Please remember that this is not the recommended method.
Yes, unnecessary right now, but I just add it to be future proof. Windows 10 can have case sensitive folders already. There is always a possibility that someone adds support for case sensitivity on Windows to Syncthing later.