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Dropbox on a server stops syncing at least once a week and needs a restart

Dropbox on a server stops syncing at least once a week and needs a restart

SimonParrock
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Hello. I run Dropbox on a server to get the news uploaded from a third party for a radio station. At least once a week it stops synching and I have to end all running versions and restart it. I'm running the latest version and I don't get any error messages. Any ideas what might be causing this?

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Mark
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@SimonParrock wrote:
Windows Server 2019.

Thought that may be the case. 

 

Dropbox isn't actually supported on any Server install - see the minimum system requirements for info. Therefore I'd consider contingencies for when/if it stops working.

 

So my guess is its trying to do an update or similar and getting stuck. Is it possible to run a batch script to say restart Dropbox overnight every few days which may be a workaround?


 


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Mark
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What is the operating system of the server @SimonParrock ?


 


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SimonParrock
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Windows Server 2019.

Mark
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@SimonParrock wrote:
Windows Server 2019.

Thought that may be the case. 

 

Dropbox isn't actually supported on any Server install - see the minimum system requirements for info. Therefore I'd consider contingencies for when/if it stops working.

 

So my guess is its trying to do an update or similar and getting stuck. Is it possible to run a batch script to say restart Dropbox overnight every few days which may be a workaround?


 


:penguin::penguin: - :penguin: - :penguin: - :penguin:


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:white_check_mark: Did this post fix your issue/answer your question? If so please press the 'Accept as Solution' button to help others find it.


:arrows_counterclockwise: Did this post not resolve your issue? If so please give us some more information so we can try and help - please remember we cannot see over your shoulder so be as descriptive as possible! 


 

SimonParrock
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Thank you. I was considering that as an option.
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