Syncing file with Google drive

Posted on 2015-02-23
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Last Modified: 2015-03-03
I'm using SyncBack for backing up a Quicken database that I zip up while SyncBack is running. I'm using the %DATE% parameter in the zip file and have it copy the file in to a Google drive folder. The backup works no problem

But Google drive does not sync the file to online. If I remove the zip file from the folder and copy it back in Explorer then Google drive syncs the file.

Why is Google Drive not aware of the file when created by SyncBack in the folder?
Question by:Gerhardpet
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In my experience, Google Drive Sync is not reliable about sending new files up into the cloud immediately. You can usually force it by stopping and restarting Google Drive, but that runs contrary to how you would like it to work.

If you search on "google drive sync not syncing", you should find several threads talking about this problem. Aside from the stop/start approach, I don't think there's a real solution yet.

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In my case it shows that it synced but the zip file does not show up on google drive online
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If it doesn't show up in the web view of Google Drive online, that's what I would call not synced. The Google Drive Sync app may report that it synced it, but I found that I couldn't rely on that claim.

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You are right! It is a Google drive issue. I started to use DropBox and there it works fine
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Yes, Dropbox seems to generally work better, though it doesn't the nice integration with Google Apps.

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