Reliability of non-real time automatic backup? Dropbox, Google Drive, Git


Thank you all Logseq contributors, this is an amazing project.

I’m trying to gauge the state of play with non-real time automatic backups.
Whilst really I need real time sync eventually (~Roam). For now basic auto Git or Dropbox style backups is fine.

  1. What are the most reliable approaches?

  2. Do these work reliably without data loss?

  3. Do Dropbox and Google Drive work well?
    I want to introduce less technical users to Logseq.

Thanks : )


I personally use Google Drive and Syncthing and they have worked well for me so far.


Since 0.4.4 Syncthing has been working flawlessly for me. Logseq even updates its view in real time as local files are synced from another device. Privacy-wise this is also a great solution.


I was unable to keep my notes on Dropbox (which worked fine for Obsidian). Apparently, Dropbox encodes accented filenames in a way which Logseq can’t handle.

If you don’t use accented characters, you should be fine.

I’m using iCloud Drive now, and syncing itself seems to be OK. However, I just noticed that a few journal files went missing, although their entries still appeared on Logseq.

As for Git, I think that Logseq’s auto-commit is still buggy, and got a lot of Git warnings and issues. I had to start the repository from scratch many times.

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