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Dropbox V2 API get metadata takes long time

Dropbox V2 API get metadata takes long time

Stress 1 A.
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In our app we are using the Dropbox V2 API (https://api.dropboxapi.com/2/files/get_metadata)  to get the metadata for a file. We have noticed that it takes around 2.5seconds and sometimes it is > 4 seconds. On the other hand, the V1 API for get metadata calls take under 500ms. We are using V2 APIs because we need the unique id feature. Wondering why is the latency so high and any best practices to reduce this latency?

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Re: Dropbox V2 API get metadata takes long time

Greg-DB
Dropboxer

Thanks for the report! I can't say offhand what causes the additional latency, but I'll report this to the team to investigate. 

As far as best practices are concerned though, if you need metadata for multiple items, it's best to use /list_folder/* to initially get the entire state necessary and then continually stay up to date.

Re: Dropbox V2 API get metadata takes long time

Alexey I.
Dropboxer

Can you test it again?

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