Versioning Folder Outside Shared Folder


Is it a supported configuration to have the File Versioning folder outside of the Shared Folder?

E.g. If I have ~/Shared as my Shared Folder, can I set the File Versioning path to ~/.stversions and expect everything to be happy?

Many thanks!

In theory you can, but why do you want to do that?

I’m looking at btrfs snapshotting the Shared Folder on a regular basis, and would rather the versioned files didn’t get caught up in the snapshots.

I know there’s some functionality overlap between snapshotting and file versioning - but sometimes it’s useful to have access to one or other.

There is no way to do this in the UI, but the versioner params map supports a custom path under the “fsPath” key.

I am not exactly sure how this would look like in XML.

Thanks Audrius - I shall investigate further, given that it sounds like it’ll work in theory. :slight_smile:

It’s probably

  <param key="fsType" value="/foo/bar/baz">


For the record: initial findings look positive on this. I was able to set the path in the UI without any problem at all, resulting in this config key:

<versioning type="staggered">
    <param key="versionsPath" val="/volume1/Sync Backups/Test"></param>

Thanks for your guidance @AudriusButkevicius

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