Sync vault setting with Sync plugin

Use case or problem

I want to sync all settings/plugins/themes in my vault between multiple devices.
So far, Obsidian Sync won’t sync those things.

Proposed solution

Sync .obsidian folder

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I haven’t yet got sync, I’m really excited for the mobile app though, and I will sure get it then. Until then I haven’t had the chance to see how sync handles the .obsidian directory.

Just to give you an idea of things I’ve done to sync my .obsidian

  • private github repo
    When I push my repo to a repo in github I sync the .obsidian directory. In the documentation it’s adviced to do a gitignore to avoid clutter, but I do think syncing this subdirectory is really useful.
  • dropbox
    With dropbox I get .obsidian synced automatically which is nice.

I know it’s not ideal, and I do hope Obsidian Sync does this, if it doesn’t already, but until then the 2 methods I’ve used could temporarily help you out

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Hi santi,

Thanks for your reply, I’m using these two methods now. (GitLab and Google Drive)

I want to propose the request due to I buy the Sync feature and found this feature won’t sync all my settings.

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got you, yeah, it was just in case you weren’t aware of git, I think your feature request makes sense! I havn’t bought Sync yet, so it feels strange that this isn’t supported.

I just got Obsidian Sync, and you are right this is not yet supported, there’s more info in the help vault

In the future, we’ll improve Obsidian Sync with:
- Vault sharing
- Sync .obsidian configurations if desired (to sync plugins and themes)

So this is something we’ll have to wait for, but it’s definetly on the roadmap!


However it’s not as simple to workaround this issues as I thought.

I just wrote a new Help posts for this Obsidian Sync and .obsidian workaround syncing ideas?

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Let’s not forget to sync the css snippets as well!

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Adding my vote here as well

This is really important in order for sync to be a great syncing solution for obsidian.

After a lot of testing, what I do is I have Obsidian sync inside a dropbox folder. It’s definitely necessary to have constant backups in case things go wrong.

This way I get all my .obsidian folder in my 2 computers and I get the advantages of version history that Obsidian sync offers.

but it’d be amazing to be able to stop using dropbox and just use Obsidian Sync