What kind of problems can arise if Dropbox is installed on a machine, but the machine isn't powered on for a long time? Is there a point beyond which sync can become unreliable, or previously deleted items might be re-added in error?
For example, I powered on my Windows travel laptop after 8 months. Dropbox finished updating on that machine. Afterward, a series of files which I erased half a year ago reappeared on all machines. 8 months is an extreme case. I'm wondering what specific interval I should treat as the longest allowable before doing "maintenance" boot ups, or if this was a one-off fluke.
In this case, the older app version makes sense. For about how many months should an older version of the app be expected to perform properly? That amount of time would tell me how often I need to ensure I have powered on any machine or VM.
I appreciate the offer on the ticket, but it was easy enough to clean this up myself as all the resurrectd files appeared in the Dropbox recent change timeline.
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