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    Synchronisation through Google Drive into Synology NAS

    Asked by Jan Wind  on November 09, 2014 at 05:21 AM

    All my regular documents synchronise flawlessly through Google drive into my Synology NAS using the Cloud Sync functionality. My Jotform account is integrated into Google drive. 

    The jotform document and all uploads (forms submitted and enclosures) however are visible and useable in my Google Drive account, but do not synchronise into the NAS.
    For completeness: authorisations are placed correctly and the summary spreadsheet of uploaded jotforms does synchronise correctly. 

    Any idea what causes this error and how this could be resolved?

    Jan Wind



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    Answered by Shadae on November 09, 2014 at 08:06 AM

    Hi Jan,

    I do apologize that your Google Drive is not syncing with your Synology NAS.

    Since the sync is between your Google Drive and Synology, once your information from JotForm is successfully synced to your Google Drive, there should be no issue for the sync to continue.

    I would recommend recreating the sync with your Google Drive from Synology.

    I hope this helps, please inform us if you need additional assistance.

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    Answered by jw@extranet.wisernl.com on November 10, 2014 at 10:54 AM

    Hi Shadae,

    Some more research and tests provided the solution.
    The synology synchonisation app does not allow ":" in filenames.
    The Jotform uploads all have these colon signs in their directory name and filename.

    I'll ask Synology why.

    Thanks for your help,



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    Answered by Shadae on November 10, 2014 at 11:22 AM

    Hi Jan,

    Thank you for the update on the issue. Removing the ":" directly from Google Drive, could break your integration with JotForm.

    You can however try to recreate your Google Drive integration to remove ":" from the folder names.

    Google Drive Integration

    Please inform us if there is anything further that we may assist you with.

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    Answered by jw@kivi.wisernl.com on November 10, 2014 at 01:54 PM

    Hi Shadae,

    Thanks. This was very helpful.


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    Answered by Shadae on November 10, 2014 at 02:05 PM

    Hi Jan,

    You are most welcome. We are happy to be of assistance.

    Please feel free to contact us if you need additional assistance.

    Thank you for using JotForm!