I just started using obsidian, and it works great! Now I have a question about sync. I am using Obsidian 0.14.2 on Linux (Ubuntu). I have activated Obsidian Sync as described here
Now, I decided I would see if sync actually worked by installing obsidian on my second device which is a macBook Air. I installed obsidian on the macBook and then activated sync as described here:
And everything seemed to work fine. All notes I had created on my Linux machine appeared on the macBook. But then I realized that my plugins and settings had not been synced to my mac. I found that I had forgot to check the page “Settings->Sync”. So I went to my Linux device and switched on all settings under the headings “Selective sync” and under “Vault configuration sync”. Then I went to my macBook and did the same there too. But nothing happend on the macBook. Unfortunately, I am still missing all my settings from my Linux device on my macBook.
Any idea what can be the problem, and how I can solve it?
With the default theme, there is a sync check mark next to the word count. If you click it, it will open up the sync log. You can also get to the sync log from the sync plugin settings panel. It will list sync activity. It would be worth checking the log on both devices. For example, make a settings change on your linux device, and you should see logs on the linux machine like this
That’s what would happen if it should work. If you are not seeing anything, that’s useful for troubleshooting too. Then go back and carefully review setup.
Also note that depending on the setting you are expecting (enabled/disabled plugins, theme changes, etc) that requires an app restart to take effect. It would be disruptive to have appearance and active plugins change instantly on push.