What I want to do
On my existing computer (let’s call it machine 1) I have the
Documents folder synced to cloud storage, using the
Sync to odrive feature. I am setting up a second computer (say machine 2), and would like the corresponding
Documents folder to also be synced to the same cloud storage folder, which will also sync machines 1 and 2. My question is, how do I initiate syncing on the second machine?
What I have found
I have found a number of articles (here, here, and here), but none seems to address the first-time initialization.
How I think I can do it
Method A: copy the data from the
Documents folder of machine 1 to the
Documents folder of machine 2 (say, using an external drive, or through the web client of the cloud storage provider), and then use
Sync to odrive to link the folder on machine 2 to the same cloud storage location.
Method B: link the
Documents folder on machine 2 to the cloud storage location of the
Documents folder of machine 1
Method B requires the least effort, but it’s unclear to me whether it will result in copying files from the cloud storage to machine 2, or wiping the cloud storage folder (and eventually the
Documents folder on machine 1), in an effort to replicate the structure of the
Documents folder on machine 2 (i.e. an empty folder).