(Ported from SuperUser on the advice of @kenorb)
I'm an avid user of Google Drive to sync files between my laptop, smartphone, and work computer. It makes my life much simpler, as I can easily archive, share, and store files (this is not meant as an advertisement for Drive, I promise).
However, I tend to split my time between Windows at home and Ubuntu at work. Furthermore, I've recently divided my laptop's hard drive into several partitions so that I can dual-boot Windows and Ubuntu:
--> Windows partition --> Ubuntu partition --> Data partition (seen by both Windows and Ubuntu)
I'm worried about installing the Windows Google Drive client in the data partition, as I worry it might create inconsistencies in the data that lead to syncing problems if I edit a file in Ubuntu and switch back to Windows.
I know that for Linux, this application, originally written by a Google developer, provides git-like push and pull functionality for Google Drive.
So several questions:
(1) Are my fears about data inconsistencies founded?
(2) If so, is there a similar option for Windows (that provides the git-like push and pull functionality for Google Drive)?
(3) And finally, would this address those data inconsistencies in the first place?1
1 FWIW, I'm willing to DTFE if necessary when it comes to question 3 - I just would like some guidance before I mess up my Drive :)