That’s a great summary for the out-of-the-box options… I think you’ve got it.
A couple other thoughts:
- If you’re familiar with shell scripting, you can probably set up something simple to copy inbox.msf to a folder inside your odrive on a regular basis. So this is as if you relegated yourself to just manually dragging-and-dropping inbox.msf into a folder inside your odrive folder except that you’re using a script to do it for you.
- Or there are a couple of advanced client options which may be useful such as disableFSEvents to turn off real-time automatic detection of local changes to sync up. You can couple this with setting localScanIntervalSecs so that you have control over when local changes are detected.
I didn’t recommend these options initially because scripting can be fairly advanced and it’s not for everybody.
I think based on prior forum posts you’re on Mac? You can set up a cron job using
crontab -e to create an entry such as
* * * * * cp -rp /path/to/my/inbox.msf /Users/homonto/odrive/path/to/where/I/want/to/keep/this/…
If you understand the
cp command part and vaguely need to know about how to set up a cron job or what all the
* values mean for scheduling based on the minute/hour/day-of-month/month/day-of-week, you can look at this person’s blog post for some tips on Mac. But I’d say that if you’re not familiar with Terminal usage on Mac, then it’s probably a lot safer not to wander down this route.
The advanced client options are also powerful, but these settings are global to the client install and not scoped to a particular integration or folder. So if you change those particular settings, it will apply to how that installed instance of the sync client approaches all of your storage links. If you are okay with that so that your client basically only checks for changes you’ve made locally on some particular time interval (and not real-time), then turning off FSEvents and setting a local scan interval might work for you. The local scan interval should be set high enough to avoid upload churn based on how frequent the inbox file changes and how large it is (how long it will take to upload each time).
To me, the best productized solution is the setting for backup without versioning. You could also just resort to manually copying inbox.msf to a folder location in odrive from time to time for now until the new backup option is available. Let me know what you think?