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FolderSync Pro. Not free but very good.
Play link since linkme didn't work. +1 for this app. I have it sync from phone to google drive which I can backup using SyncToy for windows.
I recommend FolderSync, which makes it trivial to back up to not only most of the abovementioned services, but more importantly (to my preference), to a server you control, in your own house or on the internet, by supporting protocols like SMB, FTP, etc.
I believe FolderSync can initiate a sync when a file changes (don't use that particular feature), but you might need the pay version (worth it tho!).
Lite version can be found here.
Worst case, you create a permanent notification with a 'sync' button, which shows up whenever you are running certain software. Link that button to the FolderSync task, and you are good to go.
Here's what I do:
I use FolderSync Pro which interfaces with my NAS through SFTP to a specific folder nightly. The sync then transfers any new photos taken during the day to the server.
It doesn't require Tasker, but it can also sync anything so with it, my Tasker profiles are backed up through it and then Tasker itself backs up to Google Drive.
They have a free version of FolderSync as well which is a little more limited but I can't recall right away what is limited. It's well worth the $$ for me.
The google drive app has a "make available offline" option for files and folders. I've never used it so I can't say whether or not it also uploads new local content.
I have used Folder Sync with success.
If you are just wanting this for music, the Google Music app can pull files you've uploaded and then store them on your device. You would gave to upload them using the music service though, which is different from your regular drive
I'm not sure if Tasker can do this alone but I use an app called FolderSync for this sort of thing. You can set it to monitor your Download folder and include a filter for a certain file type and have it push those to Dropbox whenever detected.
I have been using Foldersync (lite version here) for years and it works great. You can set it up to watch specific folders and immediately sync to your cloud storage of choice.
I turned off auto backup and instead bought the FolderSync app and set it up to sync camera pictures folder on my phone to a folder on my google drive. It only syncs over wifi at 1am, or I can force sync it anytime. Works much better than autobackup.
If you have an Android phone then Foldersync has various ways of doing what you're trying to do. I used to have a daily sftp one way sync set up using this app, but there are various options.
LOL, yeah, I may have gone a bit overboard. And here's a bit more...
If you're looking to automatically sync your photos (or any files), have a look at Folder Sync Pro. I use it to automatically backup photos to my NAS whenever my phone is on my home WiFi; its a really flexible app allowing you to schedule syncs of any files on your phone to local or cloud storage. I bought that app back in 2012 and have never run across anything better.
You can also use FolderSync to do this directly to a Windows share. That's probably what you meant in the first place.
Some thoughts on Step 3:
You could install ownCloud on the RPi and then use an App like FolderSync (I linked to the Pro version, but there's a free one with some limitations too) that observes a folder on the device and automatically uploads files you want to a cloud provider.
But, this is trivial. Just use Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive, Box, or whatever- explicitly store game save directories in those folders, and you're set. You can SymLink/junction saves to them without much difficulty.
For Android, just use FolderSync.
I have a friend who uses FolderSync with his NAS. Here's a YT video that shows you what it looks like.
By far the best option that I found for Android. This will sync either or both ways with:
> Amazon Cloud Drive, Amazon S3 Simple Storage Service, Box, CloudMe (using WebDAV), Copy.com, Cubby (using WebDAV), Digitalbucket.net (using WebDAV), Dropbox, Dump Truck (using WebDAV), GoDaddy (using WebDAV), Google Drive, HiDrive (using WebDAV), Livedrive Premium (using WebDAV), MEGA, MyDrive.ch (using WebDAV), NetDocuments (using WebDAV), OneDrive, SugarSync, WEB.DE (using WebDAV) and Yandex Disk (using WebDAV)
as well as a few others that have been in updates, but I don't think they've updated the list. It supports OwnCloud and FTP servers, I know that for sure.
It works with filename and extention filters, scheduled sync times, syncronised deletions, some of everthing really. There's so many options, it's brilliant.
Another use that I have set up is for it to pull the entire contents of a folder on my pc to my phone, and delete the files on the pc side once that's all done.
Edit: It also spits out a handy log of everything that has been uploaded, downloaded, modified and deleted.
In case no one else comes up with a good suggestion, at least check out FolderSync, which can upload to Google Drive, and has direct Tasker support.
I used to use folder sync ( https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=dk.tacit.android.foldersync.full ), but now I use BitTorrent sync ( https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bittorrent.sync ). It's free and works just as well.
Check out FolderSync for FTP, SFTP, WebDav and Samba/CIFS sync. Also supports various cloud providers like Amazon, Box, MEGA, CloudME, GoDaddy, SugarSync, etc. (Check app description for full list of cloud supported platforms)
There is also a free version, FolderSync Lite
Oh and I forgot to mention it has tasker integration too. I use it to sync my pictures, nandroid and titanium backup to my NAS.
For Android, I use Folder Sync Pro they have a non pro version as well, (I elected to go Pro to support dev). You can choose your pictures folder(s) with the app and then tell it where to sync the photos. It supports many different protocols including SAMBA shares which Windows supports.
In my scenario, I have the app upload new photos to my NAS server every time I reconnect to WiFi - so if I for example, I am out on the road and take photos, once I get home, it reconnects to the WiFi and makes a seamless backup. You can also schedule sync times if you prefer so every night or whenever you set, you can tell it when to sync and it will.
Are you using an Android device? If so, I can recommend the following solutions.
I use FolderSync for this purpose on my phone, but it requires technical knowledge to setup across the Internet if you want to use it that way.
You can also look into Syncthing for both Android and your computer at home. It will work automatically over the Internet with minimal setup.
I would begin by syncing to your PC and then having your PC sync to the cloud so you don't have to worry about duplicates.
Ok, I was really into text files for a while and found that the best way to do this is get a sync tool like SyncThing or folder sync (much easier to set up).
You set up your folder sync to keep your folder current (bi-directional) and then use a text editor to edit files on your phone from the local phone files directory.
This is good because you don't have the severe lag you get opening cloud files.
When you first set it up you might get some sync conflicts because you are jumping back and forth testing to see if changes are working, etc. Just chill and give it some time, you'll be fine.
My favorite text editor is Jota+ but there's a lot of good ones. Jota can auto-save so it's got my vote.
I'm using FolderSync Pro for backup my photos to NAS but it also can sync your files to SD card and has nice scheduler. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=dk.tacit.android.foldersync.full
Also you can try a free version before buy
Are these what you are talking about?
I'm using FolderSync to backup my SD card's content to my NAS at home every night. It has already saved me once from a file system corruption when swapping phones back and forth.
Pretty sure FolderSync can do this. It can create time-stamped folders and has a naming pattern field, but not sure if it can do the folder/subfolder part. There's a free lite version to try though.
Sync when charging and connected to WiFi can be achieved in the backup settings for Google Photos (don't know about specifying a network, though). This is probably the only way; I'm fairly certain that Google Photos sync is something you can't control externally, short of directly manipulating the auto-sync settings under Settings > Accounts.
As for OneDrive, you could use something like FolderSync and its Tasker plug-in functionality.
I use FolderSync and Tasker to sync my save games when I open the app and then again when I close it to do this for now.
I think OP was looking for sync to a local NAS. I've been using FolderSync for the very same thing. It does have an immediate sync option.
Owncloud, btsync, seafile, foldersync was amazing when I tried it out. Probably the best option for you.
This isn't really anything Raspberry Pi specific. There are a number of methods you can use. I've got a script set up on my laptop to periodically do an rsync backup of my laptop documents folder to my home Linux server (could be RPi). Unison is better if you want a two-way sync. The trickier part is finding suitable front-end tools for your non-techie friends. I use FolderSync on Android to back up my tablet and phone documents using sftp to my ssh server. You'd probably have to configure it for them, but it's easy to use after that.
I have had great success with FolderSync.
Oh shit I just reread your post and realized you were wondering how to sync using Drive more effectively. In that case check out FolderSync which is what I use to automagically sync using cloud based services. Another option if you prefer encryption you can use Boxcryptor which uses your cloud services as a back end but encrypts everything locally before sending it out (though it's not FOSS.)
You can do that with android and your own nas, server or even your windows pc, you just need an app that supports it, there's millions that do and even tasker does.
I use https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=dk.tacit.android.foldersync.full
Been using Foldersync Pro (got it when it was on sale) from last 3-4 months, it's working great without any error. Give it a try.
I havent used obsidian. If you are just trying to sync specific folders to cloud then i suggest folder sync pro. There is a free version. Iirc the only difference with the paid version is ads. The sync process has numerous options.
While it's not a Navidrome function, to synchronize my media library to various Android devices I use FolderSync Pro on the Android side.
On sale now: [APP] FolderSync Pro $4.49 US -> $2.99
I am heavily interested. Right now I am using https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=dk.tacit.android.foldersync.full to save to SFTP server + I wrote a python script that generates a static html (you can view photos/videos and download zip) to share photos with family, that I host with Nginx
The FTP server seems to work fine. I use this app to auto sync and transfer photos from multiple devices to a single tablet. Foldersync Pro
The file transfer seems to slow down to a crawl after syncing several thousand files. I don't know if this is a limitation of the soc's on mobile devices. I've tried several different sync programs and Foldersync definitely worked the best, but still suffers the inevitable slowdown. This slowdown persist even if you restart the transfer, as it resyncs every file in the folder. Not a big deal if only syncing a couple dozen files a day, but trying to copy and sync over another large directory will become tedious. I have an old phone with a couple years of pictures on it I would like to transfer over to the tablet, but it would be faster to copy all files to a PC and then load to the tablet than using the FTP and Foldersync apps.
>I am planning to host them from home. I am wondering what options I have
What do you planning to use to host from home? Start there.. A full NAS OS probably has something built in.
If just a bare server OS, for Android take a look at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=dk.tacit.android.foldersync.full
Also, if you are planning to host from home, do consider a backup...
Google Photo sucks as it does not allow access through other apps (why rclone does not help). A VM works, but maybe another solution is an option for you. This would be a sync between an android smartphone / tablet and your server, which is automatically synced through the Google Photos app. You could use Folder Sync for this task:
As your smartphone probably does not have enough space to sync all photos, you sync only the most recent files (after you manual synced the complete collection through a PC or similar). To reach this, you could sync two folders with rsync:
By that you have a separate folder on your Unraid server which contains only the files of the last, let's say, 14 days, which is automatically synced to your client, which syncs it to Google photos.
If you use rsync's –link-dest option and the target is on the same disk, it creates even only hard links in the "most recent" folder. So it won't waste any space on the Unraid server.
Google Drive on android does not work like on PC, so it can't be used to synchronize a note folder in the background. To do that, you can use something like: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=dk.tacit.android.foldersync.full
I use FolderSync for this very thing:
I also use my new flow to launch it after I issue a Wake On LAN to my PC. -It wakes up my PC to ensure FolderSync can run. (You can pick any app to launch when the device wakes up.)
I'll be adding a new feature to it tomorrow to renew the wait interval via its notification, so stay tuned!
If you don't want to use any clould services, you can sync via SFTP with your Linux desktop. keepass2android has built-in SFTP sync, if you use keepass2android offline, there are some other sync apps support SFTP sync, such as FolderSync Pro.
I use FolderSync Pro to sync files between my NAS and my Chromebook's SD card. Works well for me. It hasn't been updated in a while yet since works well. It costs a couple of pounds; there's also a non-Pro version with a few limitations but should allow you to test.
As for "Files should be stored in Drive, not on your Chromebook". Since when?
I see I was wrong.
I recall Backup and Sync earlier versions had a different section for Photos as I used it and had a D:/Media/Photos/ that would sync between my local drive and Google Photos.
I see that option is no longer available as outside of the Drive sync, everything else is only offered as a "backup from PC to Cloud" solution.
Third party solutions seem to be the only options for this now.
One option is to sync your photos to your local machine which would then back them up to Photos if B&S is setup to do so. This could be done by plugging in your phone and manually doing this, or using a sync app. I've used Foldersync Pro and setup a FTP server on my local computer and set it to sync on schedule every evening. This creates a copy on your phone, a local copy on the PC, and a cloud based copy in Google photos.
Another option would be to setup your own NAS type device and handle your cloud storage on your own devices and network.
Hmm... Not sure about the Google Drive app actually, but I'll look into it! I use Folder Sync Pro though I think the free version would probably work just as well, paired with OneDrive. It was a little fiddly to get the initial folder pair set up as I was also syncing to my PC but it works really well now. Just have to remember to open Folder Sync and manually tell it to sync after each time I play, as I haven't figured out how to make it trigger when the app closes/saves (yet).
I've used an app aptly named FolderSync ($2.99 USD for Pro license). Also, here's a Free version, but it has ads and lacks file-sync filters. A simple filter, for example, would be enable you to sync everything except image files.
Thank you very much for your comment. It's good to know that I am not the only one and therefore I have to find another way.
My approach right now: I use the app "Folder Sync" to sync the screenshots folder on my Oneplus to a specific Dropobox folder. In an a second step an IFTTT applet is watching on this Dropbox folder and sends me an email with the screenshot as soon as a new screenshot appears in this folder. Far away from an elegant solution, but it seems to work...
What you need is a document format that can be used on all of your platforms. In my case, plain text and markdown were the winners. There are nice markdown editors available for every platform, and they can be edited in a plain text editor in a pinch.
Other than that, sftp/scp-capable sync software is what you need. I used (and in the process of getting working again) FolderSync Pro on Android. I used it for a couple of years before with great success. It has a "sync on change" feature that made things automatic on my tablet.
I might just use https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=dk.tacit.android.foldersync.full (similar open source app like this would be better, not because of the cost but bc I'm trying to avoid gapps)
and install libreoffice on my android phone if possible and use that since it's available on desktop as well.
you should look into automated backups. Foldersync syncs local storage to the cloud, or you can make your own setup when plugged in + on wifi with something like tasker or macrodroid.
I use an app on my phone that allows me to configure synching to various shared folders on my computer. I just hit "sync folders" and a few seconds later everything has moved back and forth were I set it up.
Thank you so much for this.
I tweaked it a little, though, so instead of using Dropbox and Dropsync (I don't have either), I used Foldersync (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=dk.tacit.android.foldersync.full&hl=en). I didn't have to create a symlink, as I pointed Foldersync straight to the the directory on my computer, which is C:\Users<username>\AppData\Local\FalloutShelter. Works flawlessly :)
edit: When you switch to your phone (after syncing), make sure that the app refreshes properly by restarting it (close the app then open again).
A decent workaround is to use foldersync. you can set it up to automatically move specific file types to your desired local folder, NAS, or cloud location. for example, you could set it up to move all image files to the pictures folder, and all audio files to the music folder, etc...
if you're already using tasker you can automate this yourself manually and avoid having an extra app.
You could setup FolderSync to have her phone automatically upload her photos to your G Drive. I use it to basically back up my phone nightly to G Drive (photos, various other folders, etc)
That's actually one of the reasons I recommend Fastmail to friends and family as a Gmail alternative. Fastmail also runs standards-compliant caldav/carddav servers as part of their standard service. DAVdroid works flawlessly with it for calendar and contact syncing. It's not as private as a home Nextcloud box, of course, but it's better than keeping that data on Google's servers.
Now, file sync... this is a showstopper for those I've tried to help. And frankly, it's an area where the closed services are so far ahead of the open-source solutions that it's embarrassing. Syncthing is awesome, but very difficult for non-techies to install and use. And Nextcloud file syncing... ugh. Total amateur hour. Been there, done that, and not going back until matters drastically improve. The Android client can't even auto-sync non-photo/non-video folders. You need to pick individual files for "offline use". That's downright unusable.
I do wish there was something like FolderSync in the Android open-source world. It's a truly excellent program (both in ease-of-use and features), but sadly closed-source, and only available via the Play store. Heck, I'd be satisfied with just an rsync frontend on Android.
There's a nice android app called FolderSync that can help. It takes the pain away from syncing files between PCs, Android devices, and dozens of cloud storage services. You can set it to do it on a schedule, and by default it only re-copies changed files for speed. It's well worth the three bucks.
And on the Windows PC side, DeltaCopy is a nice rsync frontend. It can do much the same as FolderSync (though without access to cloud services, it's mostly for PC-to-PC syncing). Most Linux distros and OSX have rsync built-in, and there's some nice rsync frontends there as well.
On the server side of things, set up a Samba share and you'll be able to access that using any device on your home network (take a look at Solid Explorer for Android). Once you have that set up, you can use something like FolderSync to sync files from your phone to the server. You can also use Plex Media Server to make those photos and videos, as well as any Movies and TV shows you may have, accessible in a nice pretty interface.
I can connect my Hard Drive to my phone via a USB OTG cable and push the data to my Amazon Cloud account via the play store app FolderSync. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=dk.tacit.android.foldersync.full
Given this information, could I upload 750GB without issue?
i know there are rsync apps for android if you search google play. For syncing directories I use dropsync, which is a dropbox sync client. Very fast and usefull and has tasker integration.
You could also check out this, https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=dk.tacit.android.foldersync.full&feature=search_result
No, but what about ES file explorer and add the shield as a network share under LAN?
For syncing, I use folder sync. I can't imagine it couldn't be configured to pair with the shield.
for the sync i used foldersync but there are many free apps on the playstore.
and mega for the cloud because they offers free 50gb.
Like others have said AirDroid is great but I have issues with transferring large amounts of files sometimes. If you need to transfer many files / keep things synchronised I reccomend FolderSync: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=dk.tacit.android.foldersync.full&hl=en
I'm thinking of skipping Lightroom mobile, entirely. I'm going to try using FolderSync (I own the paid version) to sync my FV-5 folder to Google Drive, and then have Lightroom on my laptop auto-watch that folder and import new photos. I'm not sure what need I'll have for Lightroom mobile if this works.
What happened with FV-5? Have you re-installed it?
I like FolderSync. You can set up folder relationships between your phone and Dropbox (or Google Drive, OneDrive, etc) so it will backup your phone whenever there's a change, or once a day, or whatever you want. They also have a Lite version that is free but has ads.
What about an app that could sync the raw/dmg photos with an SD Card folder? I haven't used this but it might work for your needs. My other thought was to use Tasker.
Check out this app FolderSync. It supports immediate sync so it will move files as they are saved. I don't use that feature often, but I do have a tasker setup to check once a week and copy files to SD and then move to my cloud storage. Has full tasker support, but also built in timer if you don't use tasker.
Going a little against the grain, but FolderSync. It has a remote, source, and two way sync. Just set it up as SFTP and drop the files in the sync directory. Hit sync and they'll hop over to the phone.
I hear you. I really tried to like it but I run my life with lists and need something fast. I just use text files now and sync to drive with the folder sync app (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=dk.tacit.android.foldersync.full)
Because I am not opening directly from drive they files open instantly (using Jota+ editor).
Its probably not ideal but you can use a file manager app with a search function to search your main photo folder for files with whatever extension youre using, select them all and copy/move them into a folder that already has permission to be automatically uploaded.
That is the only way I can think of to not have to say yes to every single new folder
Another way to get the photos onto Google Photos you could try, though, is by not using the photos app at all. You can enable Google Drive folder in Photos settings. This will put a folder in the root directory of your google drive storage. The photos here are actually sorted by date, just like your camera. You can use an app like Folder Sync to upload the photos (set it to only upload instead of continuously sync).
I use FolderSync to back up important folders (including certain subfolders in my gallery folder) automatically to my NAS once I'm connected to my home network.
I dislike Google Photos (replaced it with Piktures), and am not a fan of storing personal photos online, so this was my solution.
Works really well, plus I also use FolderSync to synchronize my ringtone/notifications folders, etc.
Highly recommend you check out the app.
I use a separate app called folder sync to sync folders between my device and any cloud service. I then use the folder for muzei plugin. There is a free lite version of folder sync available as well.
Yes and no. I use the app FolderSync to monitor changes in folder /storage/sdcard0/DCIM and to move any files created to /storage/sdcard1/DCIM.
You also have a sync option to force media scan so gallery apps immediately know the photos are in the new folder.
I use FolderSync on Android
It does one way sync and two way sync to FTP, SFTP, CIFS and a bunch of cloud services.
I use FolderSync—which works as a Tasker plugin—to backup my Camera folder to a corresponding folder in my cloud storage (I use Copy). Then this folder will be synced to my computer via the Copy desktop client.
I used to use Folder Sync to sync from google drive to my phone. Seems crazy that Google drive doesn't have an offline option for folders though
What about using something like FolderSync and dropbox. Or even Unified Remote. I use Unified remote to shutdown my mediaPC all the time.
FolderSync handles device/cloud syncing pretty well, I use it for Dropbox and SMB but it supports Drive as well
If you just want to sync folders, have you tried FolderSync?
Not a fan of DropSync or DriveSync, you can do both through the much better FolderSync https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=dk.tacit.android.foldersync.full&hl=en
I replaced the entire FolderSync app (and Tasker plug-in) with a multi-purpose rclone script in Termux that can be called from Tasker with different arguments depending on what needs to be synced. It takes some fiddling, and is technically more of a bash project than a Tasker one, but it's way faster and more efficient once set up.
I use FolderSync to accomplish this
Link to play store (ends in 7 days)(us)
Foldersync Pro https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=dk.tacit.android.foldersync.full
or download foldersync and sync it to anywhere you want pretty much, lan/ftp/sftp/dropbox/
Folder Sync also has a Tasker plugin and is (relatively) easy to set up.
> So you can run software on their servers? So you run coach potato and the torrent client on their servers AND save the files on their server?
Yes. The advantages of having this done on a hosted seedbox are:
> Then you have a script download from their servers onto your home PC onto a large hard drive?
Yes. Although you could also just run the Plex server on the seedbox and stream to your home over the internet.
> So the Shield is basically just used to stream plex from the PC to the TV?
You could also still use the Shield as a Plex server by syncing the files from the seedbox to the Shield. Up to you but mostly depends how fast your internet connection is. I lived in Australia for a long time so waiting for things to download instead of streaming was normal.
> Does it matter that they seem to be a European hosting site? Should I try to find a similar one that hosts in the USA?
European is better as most of the seedbox traffic is European. The closer you are to other seedboxes, the faster your uploads/downloads. Europe is typically far cheaper and friendlier. US seedboxes aren't really a thing due to DMCA.
> Do you know of any similar sites?
This is out of date but has a few of the larger providers for you to Google. In my experience however, Feral is by far the best around.
> Is doing it like this safer then torrenting on my own machine?
Similar to using a VPN, using a seedbox obscures your IP address. So yes, it's slightly safer.
> Is there anyway to skip the PC step and have the files download straight to a HD connected to the shield?
Yes, you can use FolderSync to download from the seedbox straight to the Shield.
> And if yes then have the shield acts a media server?
I have a seedbox with FeralHosting. On that seedbox I'm running CouchPotato and Sonarr (they have handy guides in their FAQ for how to set that up) and downloading with rTorrent.
CouchPotato and Sonarr automatically arrange things into a folder structure that Plex is pretty happy with so I don't bother arranging beyond that.
At home I have a home server that runs Plex. It has a cron job to run an lftp script every 15 minutes. That script downloads files that are on the seedbox but not my server.
Plex is set up to scan on change or every hour.
Every few months I clear out the stuff on the seedbox to free up space.
You probably could accomplish this with a Shield but it would be quite a lot of effort. There's no out of the box solution or anything.
EDIT: Actually you could have a seedbox torrent all your stuff and use FolderSync to pull it to your shield.
Yes with foldersync. It's a great two-way sync app that works with a ton of cloud storage providers.
i use folder sync pro.
itll do smb / google drive tons o online services.
I don't know if it's FOSS, BUT FolderSync is excellent. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=dk.tacit.android.foldersync.full
Have you tried Foldersync? https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=dk.tacit.android.foldersync.full
I use rsync together with a vps (any machine on the internet that you have ssh access to).
To perform an rsync on my phone, I use FolderSync. In practice, this is a manual sync: you need to press the sync button in both orgzly and in FolderSync.
On my machine, I use rsync. This is again a user-initiated process. I have tried automated background syncing in the past but I found that the likelihood of problems due to internet connectivity and the need to resolve conflicts was high enough to outweigh the benefit provided by the automated sync. At least with a user initiated sync you are motivated to fix the sync immediately.
You might like to read this orgzly issue on the topic.
An interesting point in this post is that there is an action to sync. This action can be run from tasker for automation.
Hmmm... maybe Foldersync?
This should handle it https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=dk.tacit.android.foldersync.full
Probably something like this.
There is a trial version available too.
For Android Folder Sync works well
FolderSync is better
It lets you backup any file to the cloud.. many cloud services to choose from..
Folder Sync Pro
This. There is a free version with ads
Foldersync has this
Foldersync that's what I use.
bash command? hmmmm is this the instruction i need to read?
hmmm yeah probably what i want is to store and organise my photos.
reading some more, looks like the route "using google photos app to backup to google photos" also not good as they are works both ways ie if i delete from google photos then it will delete the photos on my phone?
cant believe it is so hard, what i want is just to send my photos to NAS and google photos...
someone mentioned https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=dk.tacit.android.foldersync.full
probably will get that, to send from phone to NAS daily, then organise/sort, then upload manually to google photos. oh well...
I use Folder Sync Pro, https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=dk.tacit.android.foldersync.full
Supports many types of remote storage
It can! I use FolderSync for this purpose: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=dk.tacit.android.foldersync.full&hl=en_US
Personally I use OneDrive, FolderSync and symlinks (on PC). Works perfectly!
For backing up your phone, I would suggest using Foldersync Pro
Easy to setup a SMB, NFS, SFTP end point, and then a folder sync pair.
For MMS, RCS, SMS, I would suggest a mixture of SMS Backup+ in SMTP mode (oauth has been removed on the Google Gmail side), and SMS Backup and Restore (note: does not support RCS, note that the XML is documented on the developer's website if you'd like to manipulate it yourself).
Is there a reason why Foldersync Pro wouldn't work?
Foldersync Pro. Use the instant sync option. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=dk.tacit.android.foldersync.full
You could use Foldersync to back them up. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=dk.tacit.android.foldersync.full
Sorry to keep you waiting! Let's go to the instructions!
1- Create a folder within your phone storage.
I usually name the folder "savedata" and within this folder, I create two more folders, "save" and "savestate"
2-Open your RetroArch, and go to SETTINGS > DIRECTORY
3-Navigate to the end of the list, and point the "Savefile" folder, to the folder "save" that you created early.
4-Navigate to the end of the list, and point the "Savestate" folder, to the folder "savestate" that you created early.
What we are doing here, is telling RetroArch on Android, to keep the save files and the savestates, on a directory, that you know were it is, later you will use this, to sync the files betwen your Android and Retropie.
1- SHH into your Retropie, and create the SAME directory structure on the default dir (/home/pi/)
2- Do the command : mkdir savedata, hit enter
3- Change the Directory, to create the two sub-folders : cd savedata, hit enter
4- Create the two folders : mkdir save , hit enter and mkdir savestate, and hit enter.
5- You should have something like this : /home/pi/savedata/save and /home/pi/savedata/savestate
6- Edit your smb.conf file, to add the savedata folder, to the SMB Shares, we will need this, to Sync the Retropie with Android.
7- Do the command : sudo nano /etc/samba/smb.conf
8- Add this to the END of your smb.conf file :
path = /home/pi/savedata
writable = yes
guest ok = yes
read only = no
force user = pi
9- Press CTRL+X to save, hit "Y" to confirm
10- Now, go back to the Retropie interface, and go to the Retropie menu, and open RetroArch.
11- On RetroArch,go to SETTINGS > DIRECTORY
12-Navigate to the end of the list, and point the "Savefile" folder, to the folder "save" that you created early.
13-Navigate to the end of the list, and point the "Savestate" folder, to the folder "savestate" that you created early.
14- Restart your RetroPie, and check if the new Samba share is visible trough your Windows machine. Go to run, type "\\retropie\savedata" a window will open, with the folders save and savestate within it.
** KEEPING YOUR FILES SYNCED WITH ANDROID AND RETROPIE**
1- On Android, get this app FolderSyncPro
2- On FolderSync, go to ACCOUNTS, click on the "+" sign.
3- Click on SMB/CIFS account type.
4- Give it a Name (I use RetroSync), On Login, use the same user/password that you use to log on the pi by SSH, Click test and see if everything goes ok, if not, try using the Anonymous option. If everything goes ok, click save.
5- Back on the main screen of FolderSync, click on "Folderpairs", click on the "+" sign
6- Give the FolderPair a name, again I use RetroSync
7- Select the remote folder, the one we created and shared on RetroPie (\\retropie\savedata)
8- Select the local folder, the one we created on Android (\savedata)
9- Adjust the options at your taste, like using a scheduled sync, Notifications, and other stuff like syncing only on a specific network, when done, click SAVE.
10- Now you are good to go!
Keep in mind, for this work, you have to use THE SAME RetroArch cores in Retropie and on Android.
I mainly use it with full success with standard savefiles, like the battery save of SNES games or the Memory Card saves with PlayStation.
It seems complicated, but in RetroPie wiki, it points you to the default cores that RetroArch uses on Retropie.
Take Super NES for example : Retropie Wiki - SNES
The Default core for SNES, is lr-snes9x2010, so on Android, for the SAVESTATES Work, you need to use the SNES9X-2010 core.
I hope that helps! If you have any more questions, feel free to ask!
EDIT: Minor typos
Plex. If you have a Plex Pass.
Or, you can use Foldersync Pro.
Here's a tutorial from how-to-geek on using that app.
I use FolderSync:
If you'd like to automate it, consider trying FolderSync:
It may require some technical know-how to setup.
FolderSync > Drop/DriveSync
There's a lite version too
This app does the same thing, but I think it's better.
Would this help
I'm doing this slightly differently with a Touchpad (running Android) + Touchstone charger. I have FolderSync syncronizing the photos in the background and Tasker to run Photo Slides when the tablet is charging. You can use Tasker to set the on and off times for the screen. This setup works well for me, photo frame and tablet when I need it.
I use FolderSync synced to a Dropbox folder.
Have you tried the app FolderSync? https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=dk.tacit.android.foldersync.full
There's a free version as well.
Need something like FolderSync
Exiting the photo app could trigger the sync via tasker.
There is a backup option both on Android and on iOS.
Next time, make sure to backup using the documented backup iOS process