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Can I upload a large file overnight in power saving mode?

Can I upload a large file overnight in power saving mode?

david h.17
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I was uploading a large file and left it over night with 2 hours to go. In the morning, 7 hours later, it still had 1 hour to go. What has happened here?
I have looked at all the help and can find nothing. I sent an email and it replied with no help, it just redirected me back to the faqs?

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Robert S.
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My energy saver preferences are set to wake for network access, which I assume...

No, this is a false assumption and not what that tool is for.

If you want your computer to stay awake, then temporarily adjust your computers power management settings.

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Rick_M
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When something goes "bump in the dark" (this has happened to me) sometimes it helps to simply pause-sync, resume-sync. If that does not work make sure you are not using the web interface but just putting files in the dropbox-folder!

david h.17
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So normally the upload should continue until complete even if your computer falls asleep?

Robert S.
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So normally the upload should continue until complete even if your computer falls asleep?

Of course not, if your computer is asleep then it isn't doing anything.

Rick_M
Experienced | Level 13
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It has happened to me that my "power saving" settings are tied to keyboard activity, not to internet traffic, so computer goes to "sleep" and transfers stop. THEN the computer wakes up and calculates "gee, it took 10 hours to send 100 MB, sooo it'll take yea long to send 10GB".
For long transfers set the ethernet capable of waking the computer.

david h.17
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Just to clarify my question a little more clearly. Should uploads continue and computer stay awake when there is no other activity other than the upload taking place?

My energy saver preferences are set to wake for network access, which I assume should also mean do not fall asleep during network access?

Robert S.
Super User alumni
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My energy saver preferences are set to wake for network access, which I assume...

No, this is a false assumption and not what that tool is for.

If you want your computer to stay awake, then temporarily adjust your computers power management settings.

david h.17
New member | Level 2
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Ok, thank you.

 

[This thread is now closed by moderators due to inactivity. If you're experiencing a similar behavior, feel free to start a new discussion in the Dropbox Community here.]

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