Sync non empty folder on Windows?

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#1

Hi,
My ownCloud contains a lot of files and a big quantity of data. I would like to migrate from a Windows computer A to an other Windows computer B.
I would like to know if it's possible to copy data from A to B and sync ownCloud without download all data ? I've tried and it seems to download again, even if data are present.
Thank you !


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#2

Hi,

the ownCloud desktop client doesn't detect existing files on a new device. Thats a currently not implemented functionality you're looking for.

If you migrate from one computer to another make sure that you're also migrating the .csync_journal.db (hidden file in your synced folder). If you're also migrating this file the desktop client shouldn't re-download all data.


#3

Thank you.
Do you know if it will be implemented in a future release ?
And other subject if you know the response : do you know if symbolic link are supported in ownCloud folder ?


#4

There is a longer open feature request for that:

https://github.com/owncloud/client/issues/3422

Some in there say it was planned for 2.2 but that seems to be not true as 2.2 was already released.


#5

Thank you, it's not used often but it would be a great functionnality.


#6

It looks like the checksum has been installed for other purposes and might be implemented for this problem later. I added this on the list for features in OC 9.2:


#7

Thank you !
I've tried to migrate from A to B, .csync_journal.db is copied but it doesn't work, ownCloud wants to download all files again...


#8

Then you need to wait until that feature is implemented in the sync client.


#9

(Make sure to keep file times also intact when doing the migration with copying .csync_journal.db)