I would be interesting in hearing from anyone who is using / has used SyncThing.
I have used SynologyDrive for some time to sync folders between my desktop and portable Macs, and it works just fine. However, I have found that this is basically the only thing I am using my Synology for at this point, as I have shifted my backkup/acrhive storage to an external raid array attached to a Mac Mini used only for backup purposes (and which unlike the Synology can use BackBlaze and ARQ for offsite backup, which I prefer to Synology’s HyperBackup utility.
As such, I am thinking I might retire the Synology, but I need a solution to replace SynologyDrive first.
SyncThing seems to fit the bill. While there is no server computer that provides the canonical copy of sync’d files as would be the case with SynolgoyDrive, Dropbox, OwnCloud/NextCloud, etc, I am not sure that is really necessary since all sync’d files would be on my Mac Studio, MBPro, and MacMini, with the Studio cloning daily to both an external SSD and the external raid on the Mini, TM to an external drive, and the Mini then backing up to the cloud backup, so the loss of one other storage site (on the Synology) really isn’t placing my data at significantly greater risk.
One thing I don’t totally like about SyncThing is that it relies on an outside server for device discovery, while the SynologyDrive does not (the server is of course my own Synology device), but that really isn’t necessarily any worse than using an outside syncing service like Dropbox, and perhaps better since the discovery server is only used for one computer to find the others, and the file as themselves a are not stored outside of my own devices. (I know that you can also self-host a discovery server, but I don’t see the need to deal with that at this point.)
So I was wondering if anyone has experience, pro or con, regarding SyncThing.
I was considering an experiment by putting one or two of my sync’d folders into SyncThing for a few weeks and seeing how it works out before fulling migrating away from SynologyDrive.