Synology Drive Server - Use Case

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I previously used to use pDrive (free tier) before I got hold of a Synology for myself.

I take a lot of screenshots for several reasons (all of them get stored on the desktop). pDrive would pick this up, upload them to the cloud and delete the local files keeping my desktop clutter free.
I absolutely know this can be done manually by monsters. However, being human, I was hoping this can be automated with Synology Drive. Although I am not able to find a flow for this on the client. Deleting files locally, depending on the selected option either pulls the files back down or synchronises the deletion on the drive too.

Any other suggestions for this? Any other automation, I can try?

PS: pDrive fails miserably to do it consistently.
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From a drive standpoint it will not sync and then delete as you found out.

Considering you are a max user you could setup an automation that will once a day or once every hour delete screenshots on your desktop.

Setup drive sync to be one direction (towards your nas) and configure automator to delete things in your desktop at certain intervals.
 
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Is this on macOS?

Why not just select a folder that is already being synchronised by Synology Drive? Save to: Other Location. It looks like this or similar. Activate it using cmd-5.

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Or you can write a Folder Action in Automator: Here's one I just created for my Desktop folder to filter 'Screenshot...' files when they are added and move to a folder in my Drive folder called Screenshots. I called it Move screenshots.
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To remove/disable the workflow, within Finder select the folder with the attached action and ctrl-click to display the menu. Select:

Services > Folder Actions Setup... (confirm to run it).
 
Yes, it is mac.

Thanks, I guess automator would be the way. Also, with the new macOS announcement, need to change it to Shortcuts.

Thanks all, I really thought it would have been a button on the Synology Drive Server.
 

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