We have started using Seafile recently. It seems to be a great addition to our pipeline but we discovered that one of the desktop client apps keeps moved files copying back to their previous originating folders while creating conflicts.
Here how it seems to happen
Client-A (Windows 10, Ntfs, SSD)
Client-B (OSX, exFat drive, SSD)
Client-A modifes and moves some files (
folder-Ato another folder (
while Client-B is offline (at night)
When Client-B gets connected in the morning it “copies”
folder-Zand puts them back to
folder-ATherefor not just the files are restored now we have extra copies of the same files.
And also it creates conflicts for the files that have changed while “Client-B” is offline.
We are interested in using the commercial version however this does not seem to be an option for us given that this is very unreliable situation since we cant keep track of these things mentally. And this is quite distruptive to our work plus being dangerous.