Uploading LittleFS data on compile that doesn't clear the nvram?

I am trying to make my life a bit easier when making/testing changes. Part of the project is a handful of files in $PROJECT/data - and uploading data is easy - “upload filesystem image”. What’s not so fun, is that this fully clears the NVRAM. Part of the project uses thiis to store configuration data and this data is lost every time.

I see two options - manually writing this configuration file, or finding a way to just upload the fixed/static files instead of erasing everything first.

Is the latter possible? It would really make creating/managing a project easier if a change in the IDE’s data directory automatically gets uploaded when you upload updated compiled images.

Please file an issue with the developers at https://github.com/platformio/platform-espressif32/issues/, if it does not already exist.