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    BT Cloud AND OneDrive on same computer

    OK - I've had BT Cloud for years (1TB), so all my files are sync'ed there. The BT Cloud sync folder contains my data folders (Root\BTCloud\My folders).

    I've now got OneDrive also and I want the same files sync'ed in both clouds.

    I think the solution is to add a folder to the existing BT Cloud sync folder, called OneDrive, initially alongside my existing stuff. Then move all the existing folders downwards into the OneDrive folder.

    The file tree would then be Root\BTCloud\OneDrive\My folders.

    It adds a click to access my folders (open BTCloud, then open OneDrive sub-folder, then see My folders) but at least both BT Cloud and OneDrive will see "My folders" and sync them.


    Or have I created an endless loop backup monster?


    I'm on a Mac but I don't think that affects the folder management.

    Opinions gratefully received before I try it!

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    You may be better to keep using separate folder paths for OneDrive and BT cloud and using something like Robocopy to take care of an internal ‘sync’ between the two folders.

    Powershell could be your friend here or use Task Scheduler to automate Robocopy.

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/win...mands/robocopy

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    Doh... my bad you’re using a Mac... I could have a go at Script if you like or simply rSync.

    https://blog.duklabs.com/using-rsync...to-copy-files/

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    Cyber - thanks for the offer but mirroring my files would exceed the 1TB drive in my Mac.

    I tried Googling this but maybe I used the wrong terms as I found no answer. Surely this isn’t such a rare situation?

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    No worries...
    Not really sure what you are trying to achieve then.

    Your BT Cloud files are all available ‘local’?
    Your OneDrive files are all available on ‘local’?

    You want the files to all appear on local, BT and OneDrive?

    And all have the same content?

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    Cyber, thanks for taking the time to reply.

    I want my files on my computer to be synced in two different clouds. Same files but in 2 different places (3 including the originals on the computer).

    I’m old skool, my computer is where I keep stuff, the clouds are backups not the main location. I realise the modern way is to keep the main copy in the cloud and work on it there.

    Hope that makes sense.

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    Ok.. Gotcha.

    Not used BT Cloud, does it simply add a folder which you select which folders are sync’d, in the same way as OneDrive does?
    Unfortunately no API available.

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    Cyber - thanks again.

    Yes, BT Cloud has a single folder (I think it must be called BT Cloud and must be at root level (C:/BTCloud) - or am I wrong?) as does OneDrive.

    Not sure what an API does....is the applet that controls cloud sync?

    Hence my cunning plan to embed one in the other so both contain all my files. Albeit the upper level (BT Cloud) will enclose the lower level (OneDrive).

    I may just try it - what could possibly go wrong with 400GB of data?

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