I'm having the following problem and I'm not sure whether I'm doing it wrong and just overlooking a setting somewhere or some kind of workaround is necessary or it's just impossible. Detailled description see at the end.
Steps to reproduce
1. Have a file collection in a directory structure on oc server
2. Setting up a sync of a particular subfolder of that structure in a particular directory on windows client
Just the files inside the designated server folder should be synced into the designated local windows folder
The particular server directory structure leading to the designated server directory starting from / is reproduced inside the local client target folder and all files "along" the path are co-synced. Subdirectories "sideways" are not (at least that's expected).
Client version: 2.3.1 (build 6824)
Client operating system: W10Ent1607 14393.447
Operating system: Gentoo (@provider, unknown version)
Web server: apache 2.4 (@provider, modified)
Database: mySQL 5.6.19
PHP version: 7.0.6
ownCloud version (see ownCloud admin page): 9.0.9
Updated from an older ownCloud or fresh install: updated
In my OC there's roughly the following structure:
/Name /Subfolder1OfName /Subfolder2OfName file1InName.xls file2InName.xls file3InName.doc /Office /Development /Mindmaps /Stuff /ANT File1inANT.txt File2inANT.txt /Roboform File1inStuff.txt File2inStuff.doc File3inStuff.doc File4inStuff.ppt /WWW /Temp file1inTemp.txt file2inTemp.txt file3inTemp.txt file1.txt file2.txt
The "/Office" branch in its entirety in structure and content is synchronized with several clients on a W10 desktop, some W10 and Linux laptops and an Android device. Works fine, everything ok. Now I was intending to get only those two standalone files inside ANT/ into a particular directory on another laptop. So I set up a client on that laptop and during configuration I navigated to ANT and activated the checkbox right there and only there. The black squares in the checkboxes on the higher levels appeared, indicating the path structure leading to the desired directory.
Next step, I declared the local directory to be synced with it: I chose and defined …
… to be it, concluded the installation procedure and let the sync start. The intended plan didn't happen. Instead:
a) the complete structure starting with /Office/ was reproduced starting inside Desktop\tmp\ANT\ so I ended up with a local tree C:\Users\username\Desktop\tmp\ANT\Office\Stuff\ANT\ containing the two files AND
b) every single file "next to" the directories along the path was synced inside the newly generated structure: I found file1.txt and file2.txt inside C:\Users\username\Desktop\tmp\ANT and File1... to File5inStuff.* inside C:\Users\username\Desktop\tmp\ANT\Office\Stuff\ This was not at all intended or wished for.
It seems "squarechecking" a directory does not sync other directories inside it but files it does. Furthermore always the server filepath starting from / is generated.
Is there a possibility to put my original plan into action?
Thanks in advance