I would like to be able to:
- Create a folder on an external drive and place a symlink of it into my Insyc folder on Computer A so that the folder and all files placed into it will be uploaded to my Google Drive.
- Occasionally move that external drive to Computer B where there is a symlink of the same folder in its Insync folder and have it continue to upload to the same place on my Google Drive.
- Move it back to Computer A and have it still upload to the same place on Google Drive.
Is this possible, or will it create a duplicate folder on Google Drive and upload all the same files again?
For one thing, I work back and forth between two computers using a number of external drives - it’s for video editing so I can’t have the media files play back from the cloud, nor do I have room for them on the laptop.
For another, I’m uploading a lot of big files to Google Drive and I’d like to have some of that done from the computer I’m not currently editing with. I’d love to be able to plug the external drive into either computer and know that the symlinks are directing my files to the same place…