Hello! I am new to Odrive and have signed up for the premium trial. I think Odrive premium will take care of my needs, but I have pretty limited understanding of the technical language and protocols. After reading through the documentation, I still have some questions. Can you help?
1) My use: I would like to have my home laptop and work desktop folders be identical. They would sync through my Amazon Drive. I am working on a textbook with frequent updates to Word files, reference manager (Endnote), and hundreds of individual photo files that are frequently edited, renamed, and moved around between subfolders. These files are the most active on a day-to-day basis. It seems to me that Odrive is a good sync solution.
I would like the active folders I am currently working to be be fully downloaded at both physical sites. My commute is 30 min, allowing time for sync to happen between leaving one work-space and arriving at the new work-space. Do you see any problems with this setup? I should mention that the folders in my work desktop are network folders.
(In this scenario, I’m not really using Odrive to access different cloud services - more for the sync between local files on 2 computers at different physical locations -so I can actively work regularly at both locations.)
2) In testing the Odrive, I have synced a large desktop folder up into the Amazon drive, but I would like to reorganize the nesting structure of my folders in Amazon drive. For example, I would like to change “Amazon Cloud Drive > Book1” to “Amazon Cloud Drive > D > Book1” with “Book1” already a fully synced odrive folder from my desktop, and “D” a new folder I’ve created just to help keep things organized. I have tried to drag and drop “Book1” folder into “D” folder through the odrive webpage interface, and it is not allowed. Is there a way to reorganize synced folders? Or do you have to disconnect, delete cloud folder, and resync with a new destination folder on Amazon Cloud Drive?
3) Finally, I might suggest allowing a 2 week (or even 30 days) premium trial for new users so they have time to work through their potential scenarios. Not sure what your current typical user is, but I’m not a programmer although I am pretty motivated to make this work and have dedicated many hours to reading the documents and forums and FAQs as well as Googling terms I don’t understand. I suggest better FAQ’s in plain language, as I am on day 3 and still working through how this functions. If other users are like me, they will probably be trying to figure out how to uninstall previous sync software (I was using Synology Cloud Station and have previously used Google Drive), how Odrive compares to other sync services (e.g. DropBox), and whether the leap is right for them. I have synced one folder to odrive as a test case, but reaching enough understanding to make a full commitment move to Odrive might take me more than 7 days.
Thanks in advance for any advice or tips.
Edited to add: As an example of the average user that I am, I don’t understand why the format of this post of wrong, and after futzing with the text box for a while, it feels like diminishing returns to try and fix it. It should read 1. 2. and 3. with three paragraphs under “1”. Thanks.