syncthing

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I use syncthing to sync files between my desktop and my mobile. Pretty much just my org files to be honest.

Also recently set up syncthing on my YunoHost box. The whole point of Syncthing is kind of that it's P2P, without a central server, but I thought this might be handy as an extra node for those two to sync between. I do occassionally get sync conflicts when I've edited stuff on both while they weren't in communication with each other. It's not a central server, just a more available node, I guess.

1 Syncthing Android doesn't sync until I restart or rescan

I've noticed that on my Samsung Galaxy S5 syncthing often doesn't seem to sync unless I restart it.

Having a bit of a search brings up a few topics:

One note in there is that a rescan through the web GUI will also trigger a sync.

But either way it's a bit frustrating, as you have to remember to restart it. It introduces quite a bit of friction for my org/orgzly setup.

The problem seems to be that 'inotify' doesn't pick up file changes for some reason.

The first thread (from 2016) suggests that turning on an option to foreground the service in the Experimental section of the settings helps. It was introduced in 0.8.0, but no longer seems to exist in the version I'm on (v1.10.0).

It's possible it was turned in to the 'Start service automatically on boot' option in the Behaviour section, which tries to run syncthing persistently. But I already have that on and still have the problem.

I've tried disabling app power saving in the Android/Samsung settings - doesn't seem to make any difference. Also the 'Keep the CPU awake' setting in Experimental, also not making any difference.

2 Elsewhere in the garden

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