Steps to reproduce
- Open a file in the Obsidian vault (stored on network drive) using an external text editor on a different computer
- Edit the file
- Obsidian Sync should propagate changes to the remote vault
- Obsidian Sync often fails to update files in remote vault
- Operating system: macOS
- Obsidian version: latest version (not at my computer currently so can’t check, but I keep my installation up to date)
I found this thread in the Bug Graveyard that seems to describe the problem I’ve been having: File changes made outside Obsidian are not shown (AppImage version)
To me this indicates that the bug was never fixed. Specifically, my use case is that my main vault is on a Synology network drive, and I often edit these files directly using Vim on a Raspberry Pi. Obsidian is constantly running on my Mac with Obsidian Sync connected to a remote vault, but it often fails to pick up changes. Sometimes it does, but it’s inconsistent! If I revisit the file in Obsidian then changes are sometimes picked up and propagated to sync, but if I forget to do this then the changes are often overwritten by the most recent version to sync back in from my iPad or iPhone (which are both connected to the remote vault via Obsidian Sync). The result is frustrating data loss.
Note that I am absolutely certain that the files are being correctly edited and saved externally using Vim.