This is a copy of my thread I created in the Seafile GmbH forum but didn’t get any help. I got a reply this forum is the right place for my question
I recently lost my camera pictures on my smartphone because my SD card broke
Fortunately I detected seafile can sync photos and I immediately configured my Android client according https://support.seafile.de/en/how-to-activate-auto-upload-for-photos-and-videos-on-android/1. But upload doesn’t start.
I checked the logs on the server but didn’t detect any error messages. How can I get the upload to work?
Did you select the folder for uploading by yourself?
I am using Manuel folder selection.
So i also get WhatsApp / telegram etc. Pics and vids uploaded.
But i am on Android 6.
I tried it both ways: Manual and automatic.
I also tried to upload on my tablet running Android 4.4.2. Nothing is uploaded
Seafile uses the Android syncing framework. You can try turn on auto-sync feature manually by “android system settings -> account -> third party accounts -> seafile -> sync now”.
Thank you very much Daniel ! This was a valuable hint. I frankly didn’t know Seafile uses the Android sync feature. When I checked the Seafile sync setting in the accounts page I detected sync was disabled for Seafile :-(. When I pushed the sync button Seafile sync started immediately.
Some investigations in the net finally pointed out I had sync disabled in Android in general. That’s why Seafile didn’t start syncing automatically. When I enabled sync in Android, Seafile now syncs my new pictures automatically and everything works like a charm now :-).
So this wasn’t an issue of Seafile. Instead it was a layer 8 issue
Thank you very much again for your help on this issue.