SparkySpark wrote:chk071 wrote:I'm afraid you have a wrong idea of what "syncing" means then. Think about it: What happens when you synchronize something? You match something. It is no matching, when a folder is different on every device. You seem to be looking for something else really. Mirroring. Actually, one-sided mirroring. That's not what clouds do though.
Thanks for joining! Well I wouldn't call it mirroring really (that is essentially what BackBlaze does).
Think of it as throwing stones in a lake. I throw one stone in. I throw another stone in. And they stay there until I explicitly do something with them.
Yep. When you use a file syncing program, like FreeFileSync, that's called mirroring. One-sided. (actually, i think mirroring is another term for syncing... the important thing is that it is one-sided, so that both sides aren't matched) Because you only "refresh" one side, while the rest of the files stay untouched. Maybe there actually is a cloud provider which allows that. OneDrive and Google Drive definitely don't.