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Sync with a network drive

Re: Sync with a network drive

Richard P.
Super User alumni

I fully appreciate also that this isn't just a Dropbox problem but it is where the world is moving

Until some significant things are fixed with the standard network filesystem protocols, I don't see Dropbox changing their stance on this.

For example, currently SMB has no requirement to propagate filesystem events to clients, so Dropbox only knows what's changed when it does a full folder and file scan on each start up - this is bad enough on local folders, it would be *murder* across a network! 

Re: Sync with a network drive

Reza G.1
Explorer | Level 4

I'm in the same boat at Bryan H.

I understand that the network protocols have limitations but why not add a simple ability to sync manually. I have a QNAP NAS with 7TB storage and like to sync some important files to Dropbox. There are apps for this in QNAP but they are far from reliable and fail during big file transfers. Heck i can even run a VM and run windows on the NAS for syncing with dropbox but i need some reliable app to allow me to sync my files from NAS to Dropbox.

I'm sure if we can put a man on a moon this can be solved as well if Dropbox really wanted to.

Re: Sync with a network drive

Joseph S.49
New member | Level 1

By defaulting the installation to the user folder Dropbox is creating even more problems with syncing profiles with windows server.  VERY bad choice to install by default into the users folder.

Re: Sync with a network drive

Richard P.
Super User alumni

Actually, Joseph, it was a change made in response to a boat load of feed back from users who wanted it moved there.

Cant please them all.....

Re: Sync with a network drive

Joseph S.49
New member | Level 1

Uneducated users should not influence the stability of your product and ability to work well with an operating system, both personal and corporate.

Re: Sync with a network drive

Aron T.
New member | Level 1

Hi guys, it is slightly off topic, but I am getting desperate, so please forgive me:

1) DB does not allow me to install the FOLDER under my account on a (university) network drive, so I have to put it on C:. ("Target folder is on a network media")

2) DB does install the PROGRAM under my account on the (university) network drive, there is no other option, I cannot install it on C: of my office computer. 

As a result, when I log on to a different computer on campus, DB program installed on the network drive will find no folder on the C: drive of that computer, and therefore I presume will synch this and delete my DB folder! An utter disaster...

Question: how can I get DB to install the PROGRAM on C:? (I know there is a work around to install the FOLDER on the network drive, but it is far too complicated for me, I don't have administrator rights, etc...)

Many thanks and I'm sorry again!

Re: Sync with a network drive

maestrogarry
New member | Level 2

I used KrojamSoft SyncFile for synchronising. Its a simple and best software for synchronising.

 

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