After installing a new computer, I would like to use a backup of my old NextCloud folder to populate the new NextCloud folder instead of downloading everything again. I am a home user and I have a data cap on my internet plan so I would like to save the total data I am uploading from my house.
When I tried this, NC disregarded that the files were already present and downloaded them all again.
I see someone already asked this question last year but it never got a response.
I use FastCopy which does preserve the timestamps, but this does give me a clue as to what to look for. I don’t know what metadata NC uses to decide if a file needs to be synced but I’ll look there. Thank you!