I’m using Linux and because Google Drive is very difficult to use in the browser, especially dealing with lots of files at once, I decided to set up a file server in our office using so my colleagues could just share files on our network instead of uploading and downloading everything from Drive.
But I made a mistake and started syncing our Drive (320 GB of data) to the 256 GB SSD in my Linux computer, instead of the the 3TB drive I wanted it to sync to. When I came back from lunch the 256 GB SSD (which probably had 100 GB free when I started syncing) was full. I realised my mistake and switched the sync destination to the 3 TB drive instead. Everything seemed fine at that point.
I then deleted the sync folder that was on my SSD. This may have been part of the problem.
Later in the day I opened the Bin on drive and saw that it was full of files, many of which with hindsight I did think shouldn’t be there, but as Drive doesn’t show much info I figured maybe they were old versions. I don’t like my trash to have files in whether on drive or on my computer so I deleted them all. This is where things went very very bad.
A few hours later I needed a file and the folder which I had seen syncing to the 3TB drive was missing. I went to Drive to find it and it was gone!!! ALL of our company files for the past 12 months had been permanently deleted!!!
I have two questions.
Can I set up Insync on two computers to ensure that I always have a backup? ie have Drive syncing to my computer in the office and also syncing to my computer at home?
Is there a way to make syncing one way only. In otherwords sync from Drive to the computer but not the other way, so if a file is deleted from Drive it is NOT deleted from the computer. I’d like to do a full normal sync to the office computer and just a backup sync to my home computer.