I have a situation where I have a large library which is too large for a client device to fully sync, i.e. the capacity of the client is not large enough to hold the full library. I still want to have most of the library synced to the client. To that end, a small number of folders with large video files should be excluded from syncing, so that it fits on the client drive. Dropbox for example has a feature that accomplishes this, called ‘selective sync’. It lets you select/deselect the folders that you want to have synced. Is a similar feature possible with Seafile? If not, is it being considered or on a roadmap/is there a possibility that the feature gets added?
There are two ways which I came across myself which sort of do what I want, but are both impractical:
- Selectively sync folders, but that means that I have to manually select almost all folders for syncing, in order to exclude a few. Newly added folders will also not get synced without manually selecting them.
- Using seafile-ignore.txt to ignore the large folders on the client, so that you can remove these folders after they get synced (I’m not sure if this would actually work).