So this is about using Syncthing for something it’s not intended to do (at least the way I understand it).
I want to sync to a Windows computer that has several folders in an encrypted container. The container is locked most of the time, and I open it occasionally (let’s say about twice a month) to throw some files in.
This means Syncthing will not find these folders most of the time and report an error. I hope that when I DO have the container open, Syncthing will detect the folders and sync the files until it is locked again.
Why do I want to do that… the container is a backup of files otherwise synced all the time on other machines. The backup is encrypted. I don’t want to remember to zip and update files manually, it would be helpful if Syncthing steps in and does it when it can.
- Will this cause problems with Syncthing? Conflicts, etc.?
- Will Syncthing give up on trying to sync these folders for good after a certain number of tries?
If there’s a better / more elegant way to deal with this, please let me know!
Sorry if this is under the wrong category, not sure if this fits here.