Sync large folder initially

I have a dev folder I’d like to keep sync with seafile. Seafile is running on a remote server with no physical access.

I have multiple problems I’m facing.

  • What’s the quickest way to sync 400 GB initially? I have the data both on a remote sftp as well as locally available. I’ve tried running seaf-import, but that only ever imports a fraction of data in my folder.

  • The frontend projects contain node_modules folders which I don’t want to sync from my local pc to seafile. Is it somehow possible to exclude certain folders from syncing? I’ve tried using a seafile-ignore.txt file, but that doesn’t seem to work.


Fastest way is to import using the client with the clients default folder being on an SSD (and fast connection to the server).