I’d like to use Synchthing for syncing photos from my Android to my PC. I seek to reach an experience similar to that of Google Photos - where you can delete photos on your phone and they won’t be deleted on the “server”. While I hope to be able to delete photos in my PC as well, without introducing sync conflicts or any other errors on either devices.
I think the best description of my Android device’s policy is “fire and forget”.
In the past, I used the “Advanced option”
ignoreDelete on my PC to do this. But now, there’s the not-considered-as-advanced option to use a folder type of “Receive only”.
I tried setting my Android folder of type “Send only” and on my PC to “Receive only”. After using it for a while I noticed one day I have a sync error (it was a while ago so I’m not sure if it was “out of sync” or a “revert local changes” error) - probably because I did some changes on my PC which weren’t synced to the Android device. I haven’t noticed this error only after a while so I don’t know what was the original cause of it.
Hence I wonder - is there a recommended setup someone has good experience with? If I’ll manage to finally fully figure this issue out, I’d be happy to contribute a new FAQ to https://docs.syncthing.net/users/faq.html as I think it’s a common thing some people expect to be able to do with Syncthing.