Hey, yet another user migrating from btsync to this open source alternative. I have been considering it for a while and the latest 2.0 update of btsync is what was the tipping point for me to just do it. So far I haven’t done much but I actually prefer the way Syncthing works (requiring authorisation at both sides, only needing one key for the machine you want to sync with rather than every folder)
My main query now is if syncthing is capable of doing something that btsync was not which is having a sync folder inside another sync folder.
Some example of use-cases for this include:
- Syncing only a sub-folder to a mobile device. So I have some pretty big folders that I want on my desktops (things like video editing projects and whatnot) but I also want to be able to access some of those files on a
- Shared project inside a work folder. I would want my work folder to be on all my machines, but then the problem I had with BTSync was, if I wanted to have a group synced folder as a well organised subdirectory it was not possible.
- Backup larger directories while sharing smaller subsections So I can see how this can be used for a great way to backup my remote devices: laptops, mobile, tablets, etc. It would be great to have a Master folder that can keep my whole /home folder backed up onto a server or the whole android sdcard folder backed up to my desktops with just my photos and media syncing to my other devices.
Hope this is already possible. I would test this out and just see what happens but just getting started and I don’t want to start fiddling with experimental things then end up causing corruption of my precious files. If this isn’t possible then this is my feature request.