I upgraded my local storage adding a 😧 drive; I then rehomed the Dropbox folder to the 😧 drive.
This resulted in >600GB and more than 4000 files to re-sync, after I maxed out my last months cellular data plan (I live on a sailboat, no WiFi nearby).
I've turned sync off for some of my less important and larger folders - but they are still syncing.
What can I do to limit the amount of my cellular data usage?
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Thanks for the reply.
As you might guess, I'm not happy with my options. And the Dropbox App is very confusing!
- If I select a folder and right click, then select Don't Sync to Dropbox, there is NO indication anything changed.
- If I open Selective Sync (App>click on Icon>Preferences>Sync>Selective Sync), the folder I selected for Don't Sync is enabled for Sync.
- You don't say when or how re-indexing will occur. Can I force it? Right now, the list of files to sync isn't changing (online, sync paused).
The bandwidth limit is useful because everything else is fully automatic/broken.
I cannot believe how difficult and badly implemented the sync feature has become.
There should be a very strong warning in the user guide and the offline help about relocating the Dropbox folder, outlining the possible consequences.
I believe there is a huge issue in showing status of file/folder syncing in Dropbox.
At this point, I have no idea what I’ve turned on/off for syncing to Dropbox - because the interface has NO sync status indications.
- if I remove a file/folder from online sync, it should show something like “online removal pending” until it completes.
- if I have smartsync on for a file/folder, that should be indicated, e.g green SS is smart synced, yellow SS is pending smart sync.
Dropbox is so “simplified” right now that it becomes non-informative. I literally cannot determine if things will sync or won’t sync. This is super, super frustrating, to the extent that I’m considering dropping Dropbox! I would literally welcome a better solution with a huge sigh of relief.
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