How do I see what files dropbox is attempting to sync?
Dropbox is consistently the highest CPU consuming app on my mac and I'd like to look at if there are files failing, file permission issues, syncing of any files regularly bc of apps touching them, etc. How many files are getting sync over a period of time, the size of the files, etc. Is there like a file activity log that can be viewed? ... when viewing the "Recents" on dropbox.com it only shows me successful updates (and it's not real-time), not all the micro syncs that are happening in the background. thanks -Noah
Hello, I see there are dropbox log files stored at ~/.dropbox/logs ... but appear in binary format. How does one decode the logs? I'd like to see what files the dropbox client has been syncing.
Thank you both! The sync history helps. I have ~50,000 files in my dropbox under 1000s of folders, so the only way to see what's happening is looking at some kind of sync log, and the "History" section under the "Sync Queue" worked for that. So what I'm finding is DropBox hasn't sync'd a file in days, but it's still the largest power consumer on my mac by over 4x the next runner up, Google Chrome, which I am using all-day long. Why is this? Why is Dropbox using so much power? @Walter @Hannah. Is there any way to diagnose or reduce the power consumption?
Glad we could help with that @Noah C.2.
Regarding your concern, you can start with this Help Center article.
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Well surprisingly over the last 48 hrs the power consumption has dropped to 'normal' background app levels and is at ~1/10th of what it has been. Thankfully. But why? How does someone diagnose why that is?
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