I have installed Syncthing on a folder on a client web server and set it up as Send Only. I installed syncthing on my development machine. I then added the development machine and shared that folder.
On my development machine I accepted the new machine and then the new folder, setting it as a Receive Only. I already have a copy of the web server from a year ago and I set it to that folder.
When it completed the scan, it showed 164k files on the web server and 166k files on my development machine. I had then expected it to just go through and update all of the new image files that had been added, because the core code has not changed. Even though there are more files in the development machine, a lot of that has been deleted from the web server and there are about 10k of new files that I would have expected, all from a specific image folder.
However in the files to sync it is showing a lot of the base files from the web site code, which have not changed. It’s also showing a lot of the old image files that I know are the same. I copied some manually before they were updated, and they are the same size and content, only the date/time is different. This is the case for almost all of the 160k files, but I don’t want it to duplicate stuff that is already there and the same.
I understood that Syncthing used a blocks to evaluate the file, so it would ignore files that are different date/time but same content.
Is there something I have missed in the settings? Or is it just listing the file as different, checking and then not copying the data?