Sync development folders between two computers

Scenario: I have two computers and I would like to seamless use both for development. I write software with C# (Visual Studio), PHP / Symfony and a little bit NodeJS and Bash.

My requirements:

  • Do not use GIT for sync. I do not want to push and commit only to pull on the other machine.
  • Do not use network drive or external disk. I would like to use cloud storage to prevent to to think about backup
  • Running on Windows 10. I have to program Windows desktop software with Visual Studio.
  • Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) must have access to the folder. For GIT and other CLI tools.

Good option: Dropbox (https://www.dropbox.com/). Very good sync, fast and it works. But:

I have a Google GSuite (https://gsuite.google.com/) subscription with unlimited space. I pay for it and I do not want to pay for another service. So my choice is: Google Drive (https://www.google.com/drive/download/)

I tested Google Drive File Stream (https://support.google.com/a/answer/7491144), the recommanded software from Google. Problem: No access with WSL to the local folder.

I tested Google Backup and Sync (https://support.google.com/drive/answer/2374987?), the „old“ software by Google. Problem: No partial sync of folders. Even if you config partial sync it seems to check all files on Google Drive. If you have a lots of files it take days just to get not finished.

My solution: Insync (https://www.insynchq.com/)
Installed on both computers and establish so called „Selectic Sync. Works for me.

If you you are not bonded to Google: Dropbox is much easier.

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