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#326 2024-02-12 16:20:31

LaMarMôt
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Registered: 2024-02-12
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Re: anything-sync-daemon - keep ANYTHING in tmpfs and sync'ed

Hey

So, I’m using anything-sync-daemon (asd) and I’m just wondering if it’s working as it should.

When I “ask” it if everything is going according to plan, it seems to tell me “yes”:

$ asd p
Waiting for lock...
flock: getting lock took 0.000002 seconds
flock: executing /usr/bin/asd
Anything-sync-daemon v6.0.0 on Arch Linux

 Systemd service is currently active.
 Systemd resync service is currently active.
 Overlayfs v23 is currently active.

Asd will manage the following per /run/asd.conf settings:

 owner/group id:     user/1000
 target to manage:   /home/user/.cache/chromium
 sync target:        /home/user/.cache/.chromium-backup_asd
 tmpfs target:       /tmp/asd-user/home/user/.cache/chromium
 dir size:           421M
 overlayfs size:     280K
 recovery dirs:      5 <- delete with the c option
  dir path/size:     /home/user/.cache/.chromium-backup_asd-crashrecovery-20240210_204103.tar.zstd (267M)
  dir path/size:     /home/user/.cache/.chromium-backup_asd-crashrecovery-20240128_121006.tar.zstd (4,0K)
  dir path/size:     /home/user/.cache/.chromium-backup_asd-crashrecovery-20240128_114248.tar.zstd (8,6M)
  dir path/size:     /home/user/.cache/.chromium-backup_asd-crashrecovery-20240116_191014.tar.zstd (298M)
  dir path/size:     /home/user/.cache/.chromium-backup_asd-crashrecovery-20240111_141324.tar.zstd (312M)

But if I look at the “managed” folder ( /home/user/.cache/chromium) it is still a “regular” directory, shouldn’t it rather be a symbolic link to /tmp/asd-user/home/user/.cache/chromium ?

I’m using profile-sync-daemon (psd) to achieve the same behavior with my browsers' profiles, and, in that case, the managed directories are (became) indeed symlinks to the directories in tmpfs…

Have I done something wrong or is asd working as it should ?

I would be very grateful for any advice smile

Cheers !

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#327 2024-03-03 18:19:32

LaMarMôt
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Registered: 2024-02-12
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Re: anything-sync-daemon - keep ANYTHING in tmpfs and sync'ed

Well, I answer to myself... or rather, I post the link of @manorit2001 answer on GitHub ;-)

manorit2001 wrote:

Hi, I think it's working as expected, you can actually see that the directory that you have would be a mountpoint actually and not a symlink, this change was made in asd with 6.0 version to make the user experience more transparent and help with the scenarios where asd crashes and restoration introduces a time gap that leads to the applications crashing.

Cheers!

Last edited by LaMarMôt (2024-03-03 18:20:32)

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#328 2024-04-17 13:24:17

Egregius
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Registered: 2024-04-17
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Re: anything-sync-daemon - keep ANYTHING in tmpfs and sync'ed

Just started using this, looks very promising!
Is there a way to set it up so it only syncs upon reboot of the machine? I have the idea that I'm using stale data because I've set the sync timer to weekly.

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#329 2024-05-12 11:57:56

CuriousRubick
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Registered: 2023-11-19
Posts: 5

Re: anything-sync-daemon - keep ANYTHING in tmpfs and sync'ed

https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Anything-sync-daemon states:

Warning: If syncing browser profiles is desired, it is recommended NOT to use asd for this purpose. Instead, use Profile-sync-daemon which has built in sanity checks for unique situations specific to running a browser profile in tmpfs. Anything-sync-daemon does not have these checks; under certain circumstances, browser profile data can be lost. You have been warned.

Is this still true? I understand significant changes were made to how asd syncs as of v6.0. What are the 'certain circumstances?'

I switched to asd for profiles because I lost them with psd everytime my system shutdown incorrectly. Haven't had the same issue with asd yet. Might be related to masking the resync-timer service (for both asd and psd)? I don't want asd or psd to sync but when I shutdown.

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