Hi there, I just set up a simple backup solution with my Android phone and a Pi running raspbian/syncthing. I have one folder to backup photos with the ‘send-only’ option, another as a ‘send-only’ backup for my local device backups (MIUI feature) … and finally a ‘send-and-receive’ shared folder for two-way transfers.
I have everything working straight away … even over 4g and pretty impressed. I already have VNC on the Pi so didn’t have to set anything up beyond sharing the device Id’s with each other and setting up the folders (can access the GUI over VNC).
However there is one very annoying issue. Everytime the pi is rebooted and I connect from Android, two of my three folders always show in red as ‘out of sync’(photos and backups). This is not the case as the files are definitely the same on both sides. This happens even when I give the Pi its 15 required minutes to finish scanning the folders after each reboot and before connecting from Android.
The temporary solution I’ve found is to go into web GUI on the Android side and tap ‘force overrides’ a few times until it goes away. This makes no sense to me as both devices are already synced and they have both had the time to scan their folders before connecting.
If I don’t reboot the pi, I can leave it for days and connect just fine from Android without.any out of sync nonsense…
Could someone please explain what is going wrong on the reboots? I have a very simple setup and this behavior is quite strange to me.
Note: the only non-standard setup I did is to have syncthing start as an lxsessions autostart rather than though systemd but that should be no different than launching it from the terminal on every user login. Also, by the looks of it, it would seem that the ‘send -only’ option is a correlating factor but this is the default option when using synching to backup photos…