Symbolic Links As Symbolic Links Possible?


Recently installed isync-headless 1.5.5 on a cloud server (Amazon Linux 2 running on an EC2 server), as well as my Mac (El Capitan), and was hoping to sync some files between them. Everything is working as expected EXCEPT that symbolic links external to the Insync folder are being replicated as the files that the links point to, and not as symbolic links. [Symbolic links within the Insync folder are NOT replicating, but I understand that is intentional and by design?]

But my question is whether it is possible to replicate symbolic links as symbolic links, and not the files that the symbolic links point to.

If that is currently not possible, I would like to suggest it as a feature.



I was told it is by design and I agree that this is how it should work. Having files specific to a machine using links outside the Google Drive is (IMO) very important to have. Not sure where the devs keep their roadmap, but it would be nice to see this on it.


Hi @David_Filip,

This feature request is noted. :relaxed:

Just going to set your expectations on this though and let you know that this feature is not within our immediate concerns…so it’ll probably take a while before any developments on this can be worked out.

But thank you so much for your feedback (you too, @MichelvdL) We really appreciate it :heart_eyes:


Does new Insync 3.0 branch have some improvements on symlink sync support?