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Re: Is it safe to sync the hidden .zim folder across machines?


Hi Jake and Krisztian,

I synced my notebooks via Resilio since 2010 or so (btsync was the name in those days). No problems ever. Zim very nicely recognizes changed files and reloads them. So you can just walk to a next node and edit the workbook there then walk back and continue.

Sincerely, Maik.

From: Zim-wiki <zim-wiki-bounces+mory=dr-ecklebe.de@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> On Behalf Of Mukli Krisztián
Sent: Wednesday, 8 January, 2020 08:10
To: Jake Herrmann <jakeherrmann@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: zim-wiki@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; Zim-wiki <zim-wiki-bounces+krisztianmukli=mukli.hu@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Zim-wiki] Is it safe to sync the hidden .zim folder across machines?

Hi Jake!

You can syncing that folder if you use shared notebooks (default Zim notebooks are shared), there are not causing any problems, but if you use unshared notebooks, you should blacklisted the index.db file in Nextcloud Client.

I don't do that. I'm using Nextcloud for synchronizing my Zim notebooks, but I don't use shared notebooks (in the notebook.zim file shared option sets to False), so my .zim folders contain not only state.conf file but the index.db cache file, which can cause some strange behaviour when I was synced. Constant wiriting of cache file caused problems with syncing and slowing down the Zim itself.

Krisztián Mukli

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08.01.2020 07:20 időpontban Jake Herrmann ezt írta:
According to https://zim-wiki.org/manual/FAQ.html, it is not necessary to include the hidden .zim folder when backing up notebooks or syncing notebooks across machines. But is it safe to include this folder anyway, or will it break things? In my case I am syncing a notebook between multiple computers using Nextcloud.



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