What is the right way for deleting a device?

(Antonio Sánchez) #1

I have a folder that is being shared by 5 devices. One of these devices has little disk space and I want to remove it from the sharing network. But when I try, I always receive messages that other devices want to keep sharing that folder again and again. I tried to delete this device from the others, but they keep sending me sharing messages. What is the correct way to erase a device?


(Audrius Butkevicius) #2

Unshare the folder from the other side

(Antonio Sánchez) #3

I did that too and it didn’t work. If I unshare the folder from the other devices, “automagically”, it appears checked again.

(Audrius Butkevicius) #4

You have introducer enabled somewhere

(Antonio Sánchez) #5

I’m not familiar with “introducer”, I don’t know what is it. Is there any information about it?

(Antonio Sánchez) #6

Sorry, I found it: https://docs.syncthing.net/users/introducer.html?highlight=introducer

(Audrius Butkevicius) #7

Check the docs.

(Barry Hammel) #8

OK, probably a duh question but I’m getting a new computer and passing on my not so old other one to someone else, with whom I don’t want to share, only want to share between my laptop and desktop. So…, from what I read maybe it would be best to first add the new computer, let the three sync (quicker say the docs., with more computing power) and then unshare the folder from “the other side” meaning the one I’m donating? Thanks.

(Audrius Butkevicius) #9

Just remove the one you are donating from every other device once you are done.

(system) #10

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