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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Ilya, Feb 5, 2016.

  1. Ilya

    Ilya Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Question for all ya'll...

    Been using Drive AutoSync for a while to keep my phones internal and external memory synced with Google Drive. However, the app for some reason LOVES to sync stuff that hasn't changed in months or years thus altering some of the modified dates.

    What's everyone using for the purpose of basically backing up select folder data Google Drive?

     


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    Post #4 by Crashdamage, Feb 6, 2016 (1 points)

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  3. Crashdamage

    Crashdamage Android Expert

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  4. electricpete

    electricpete Android Expert

    +1 foldersync
    Simple and reliable. Not fast at transferring large files though. I set it up to work at night using tasker (I'm not sure how much flexibility the built in scheduler has, but it's well integrated with tasker for easy scheduling)
     
  5. Crashdamage

    Crashdamage Android Expert

    Hmm...I haven't had any speed problems. Large or small files transfer at the same speed. I wonder what's going on there. Have you done any investigation?
     
    #4 Crashdamage, Feb 6, 2016
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2016
  6. Ilya

    Ilya Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    The problem I see with FolderSync is that the person who supports it has stopped. And also, from some of the reviews I read on their Google+ support page, it suffers from the same flaw as Drive AutoSync and that is that it edits timestamps which is a MASSIVE no no, IMO. Makes the product worthless.

    Can you confirm or deny the timestamp changes?
     
  7. Crashdamage

    Crashdamage Android Expert

    I setup a test sync of a local folder with a few old files and a sub folder within it with several more old files to Google Drive. None of the time stamps changed. What made you think they would?

    FolderSync was updated last October. That's s little while, but not unusual for a mature app. Do you have some information that it has been abandoned?

    Edit: FolderSync got a bugfix update today.
     
    #6 Crashdamage, Feb 6, 2016
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2016
  8. Ilya

    Ilya Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    That information was based on their Google+ page or whatever. There was talk of a group of people taking over ownership but I didn't see a follow up post.

    Anyway, to close this thread, I ended up using Auto DriveSync again and it's been updated and no longer has the same issues on my N6P that it did on my G4. So I'm good. Thanks!
     
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