right now I’m moving Insync from a Ubuntu 20.04 to a 22.04 machine.
What I did
Syncing from the cloud would take ca. 2 weeks, if I guess from one day’s progress.
So, I did follow the instructions to move to a new machine without resyncing (purge Insync, remove
.config/Insync, install Insync, copy over
base folder, start Insync).
However, right after syncing the second machine, both machines started to sync a lot of files.
Inspecting onedrive on the web browser, I see that duplicates of a lot of folders were created.
I kind of recovered by stopping Insync on all machines and recovering the onedrive state from before.
How to proceed?
I simply want to have Insync working and my files present on a new machine in a reasonable time.
- Any way to speed up the sync from the cloud?
- I do not feel like trying to move the
.config/Insyncfolder again, to be honest.
- Can’t I just copy the files (i.e. my base folder) to the new machine an let Insync check if a file exists? Seems like in Insync 1.3 there was such a feature: File Matching is here! (New Insync version: 1.3.0)
- Insync version: 184.108.40.206504 (from Insync apt repo)
- Cloud: Onedrive365
- Machine: Ubuntu 20.04 and freshly installed 22.04