Local for Teams introduces our one-of-a-kind Magic Sync deployment technology. It’s pretty slick, but since it can seem like magic (hence the name), we have a quick summary of how it works below!
When you click push to Flywheel, Magic Sync checks to see which files on your local machine do not exist on the remote copy (either staging or production depending on where you’re deploying). If Magic Sync discovers there are files that are on your local install but not on the remote server, it will deploy those files. Additionally, Magic Sync scans all files from both locations (local and remote) for matching file names. Any files on your local copy that have matching names, but have a modified time later than the remote copy, will be deployed via Magic Sync.
This process works similarly when you pull from Flywheel. In this case, Magic Sync checks to see if your local machine is missing any files that exist on the remote copy. If so, Magic Sync will pull those files. Additionally, Magic Sync again scans all files on both locations (local and remote) for matching file names.Any files on the remote copy that have matching names, but have a modified time later than the local copy, will be deployed via Magic Sync.
When you choose the option “Force Full Sync” when pushing, Magic Sync will work to make the local and remote copies exactly match. Any files that exist locally, but are not available remotely, will be pushed. Additionally, any local file that matches a file name remotely, but has a different modified time or file size will be pushed (regardless if the local copy has a modified time before or after the remote copy).
This process is the same when you choose the option “Force Full Sync” when pulling. Any files that exist remotely, but are not available locally, will be pulled. Additionally, any remote file that matches a file name locally, but has a different modified time or file size will be pulled (regardless if the local copy has a modified time before or after the remote copy)
The Force Full Sync option is great for resetting your local or remote copy to ensure you’re entirely up-to-date.
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