I’m confused about what WD Sync is for. I am a SugarSync user, let me explain how I use that first:
Computer A has a set of “synced” folders
Computer B has the same set of “synced” folders, but they are currently empty, or old, or new
SugarySync makes sure they are THE SAME, at all times. If I make a change on A, it gets backed up to SugarSync and also downloaded to B, and vice versa.
This is how file syncing must work to be useful, and any other way doesn’t make sense.
When I set up WDSync to do this (i.e. I backup all my stuff from A, then set the same empty, old, new folder on B to sync to that one) it doesn’t work. In fact all i get is a WD temp/cache folder of about 500Gb then my C disk runs out… I have no real idea if any files have been destroyed, but certainly a test file (e.g. text.txt) in one of the folders, does not appear on either the backup, or the other machine.
I had to write my own iPhone backup the other day because there simply isn’t one which deals with duplicates in different subfolders in the target location. It looks like the only way forward here is for me to write some software (or even just a powershell/python script) which can sync my folders.
Let me be clear - I want to ditch SugarSync, it costs $500 PER YEAR!