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Add more time options to Pause Syncing dropdown menu

Add more time options to Pause Syncing dropdown menu

julie_in_DC
Explorer | Level 4

I would LOVE the option to pause for 4 or 8 hours or to be able to set the a specific time to resume syncing.

 

I use processor intensive applications on my computer during most of my work day. Dropbox syncing slows down my computer to the point that I often have to pause syncing in order to continue working. With only two options—30 minutes and 1 hour pause times—I have to keep actively selecting Pause Syncing every hour throughout the day. I don't, however, want to stop syncing till the next day because then I risk not having files backed up for several hours after the work day ends.

 

Any chance that this will be updated any time soon?

Many thanks,
Julie

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Lusil
Dropboxer

This idea is going to need a bit more support before we share your suggestion with our team. 

 

We’ve updated the status to encourage more users to back you up!

Status changed to: Needs more votes
hrnaid001
Explorer | Level 4

On the syncing app, I would prefer it if there could be a pause button longer than one hour, but shorter than the next day. I would prefer (myself) if the "half hour" pause could be one hour, then the one hour pause could be three hours instead!
I've realized that, when I work hard and productively, and I focus, then actually I don't need my changes to be synced as often as one hour.

 

When I work, I save my files regularly. I also edit a lot of files programmatically, using computer languages (be it statistical programming languages, or LaTeX ), and the edits often get saved every few seconds. The main reason why I don't want my work to be synced often therefore, is because I don't want hundreds of versions in the version history. I keep the sync engine off, so that only a few versions are saved per day. This is also good practice when collaborating with other people, as, firstly, they won't have to deal with hundreds of versions of my files, and also, it would prevent us having conflicting copies, when we work on the same file. So, I use the pause feature a lot.

 

Although I think scheduling the sync is a good idea, that system isn't dynamic enough, as edits need to be synced soon after changes are finalized. At other times (when one isn't working), one doesn't need the sync to be paused.

triangulum
New member | Level 2

This idea needs to be implemented. OneDrive already has an 8 hour option.

Mgmattaini
New member | Level 2
The desktop app that allows you to pause syncing should have options to customize when syncing resumes (for example, set it to resume sync at 9pm or at 2am, whatever time the user sets). The existing options are too limited.
danybones
Explorer | Level 4
Hello people!

I need the sync pause to turn off at a specific time (20:00) and there is no option for that.

You can only choose 30 minutes, 1 hour, Until tomorrow or Indefinitely.

It would be great to be able to choose a specific time, like Google Keep reminders (For example).

Hola, gente!

Necesito que la pausa de sincronización se desactive a una hora específica (20:00hs) y no hay una opción para eso. 

Solo se puede elegir 30 minutos, 1 hora, Hasta mañana o Indefinidamente.

Sería genial poder elegir un horario específico, como los recordatorios de Google Keep (Por ejemplo).

 

 

danybones
Explorer | Level 4

People! This request needs our votes (Go up on this post and you´ll find the "Votes" and the upside arrow, beside the "Share" and "Comment" buttons). It should have 4 votes ate least right now!

danybones
Explorer | Level 4
julie_in_DC
Explorer | Level 4

I can't vote for my own idea. The vote button is deactivated.

danybones
Explorer | Level 4

Excuse me, I can't see who voted.. so I advise everyone in this thread!

Hannah
Dropboxer

Thank you for this idea. While we can’t take every idea forward we do regularly re-review and will update you if anything changes!

Status changed to: Not for right now
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