I’ve getting confused by the ins and outs of the syncing process, specifically how it relates to indexed files and I could do with answers to some specific questions. (I’m going to go into detail, because I’ve read many posts, but I couldn’t find any that cover this scenario exactly…) Many thanks!
Scenario (all software versions are the latest)
Desktop: DTPO has several databases, all of which contain a mixture of imported and indexed files (the latter are mainly in Dropbox). This is the ‘main’ repository.
Laptop: DTPO, which has the same databases, synced from the Desktop using Direct Connection Local Network.
iPAD: DTTG contains a subset of the databases, some fully synced, others metadata only, again using Local Network.
The indexed files in Dropbox are added to and edited by other programs (eg Emacs, Editorial etc).
So, everything is on the Local Network and for imported files, everything works perfectly and has done for several thousand years.
I’ve just started using Indexed files more more widely, and I’ve noticed that syncing DTTG doesn’t trigger the updating of the indexed folders. It works if I update in DTPO on either the desktop or laptop, but not if new files are added directly in Dropbox before I use DTPO. I therefore can’t assume that DTTG is up to date even after syncing.
Is this expected behaviour, or is there a misconfiguration somewhere?
The posts discussing indexing and DTTG all refer to a setting on the desktop accessed through the (i) button in Preferences > Sync > [sync store], which is what is confusing me about the other posts. I don’t have a sync store on the desktop, because I’m using direct Local Network connections to the databases, so I don’t get any options relating to indexed files. Is this either relevant or a problem? Should I be using sync stores instead of direct connections?
If the first two questions don’t already answer it, what can I do about the underlying problem, which is that syncing with DTTG appears not to trigger updating indexed folders/files…?