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Pause Sync while a specific application is running

Pause Sync while a specific application is running

fajebru
Explorer | Level 4

Is there any kind of trick or maybe a script to automatically PAUSE the synchronization while a specific programm is open?

 

Detailed Info:

I'm a music producer and am working with Digital Audio Workstations (DAW) and a lot of different projects; therefore Dropbox has to sync a lot of smaller files instead of a few large. I read that it takes more CPU if Dropbox has to deal with a large number of files and I want to pause the Sync while I have my DAW running, so the fans of my MacBook remain quieter. At the moment I always pause the sync "Until Tomorrow". It's basically just my laziness, that doesn't want to click that button manually all the time.

 

Any Ideas?

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Re: Pause Sync while a specific application is running

Lusil
Dropboxer

Hey @fajebru, thanks for reaching out.

 

Although you can currently manually pause sync, you can post this as a feature that you'd like to see being implemented in the future, here

 

There, other users can comment and upvote your idea!

 

In the meantime, I've moved your post to the Developer & API section, where someone might have some suggestions on how to achieve this. 

 

I hope this helps to some extent, but let us know if you have any other questions. Cheers!


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Re: Pause Sync while a specific application is running

Greg-DB
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The Dropbox desktop client supports some CLI commands on Linux only, but other than that, Dropbox doesn't offer an API for managing the desktop client unfortunately. We'll consider it a feature request.

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