Was the diagnostic you sent yesterday from your home computer or your work computer?
Can you restart odrive and then send a diagnostic from the work computer. Then wait an hour or two and send another diagnostic?
Having the main odrive folder on an external drive is not an officially supported configuration because it can have some quirky behavior and unexpected side-effects due to the nature of external volumes (slower, can disappear, may not support filesystem events, etc.). The same is true for symlinks. Even so, I would like to try to find out why you are seeing what you are seeing here.
There are a couple of things that might be contributing to keep in mind:
- The external drive may be going into a standby mode after being idle for a while (there is a setting under System Preferences->Energy Saver to “Put hard disks to sleep when possible” that could be causing some issues if it is set).
- The external drive may be taking longer to “come online” and is not fully available when odrive starts, so you would need to restart odrive to properly utilize the drive.