I am also experiencing the same problem. I don't have many files in my Dropbox and memory usage goes up to "only" 400MB. The previous version never used more than 60MB. Dropbox 3.0.3 starts at 60MB and then memory usage continuously grows without ever going down. It does look like a pretty serious memory leak and as other users said, makes it impossible to use the program for an extended period of time without restarting.
I was hoping that the memory usage was due to the indexing, but it's not. Indexing has completed, right now I'm in the upload phase (25000 files still to go) and the memory leak is there. It takes about 12 hours before all the RAM is filled and I have to stop and restart Dropbox.
At least the fixed some of the UI issues but this is still a problem with dropbox 3.2.6...
It uses more memory than I have data stored on dropbox. Currently up to 1GB, but I assume it going to keep rising as it used to...
I guess it'll soon be time to migrate off dropbox... maybe there is a competitor that actually work..
Same issue here running Dropbox v3.4.6 on Linux Mint 17.1 64-bit. My Dropbox contains ~200 thousand files, 125 GB in total. After starting Dropbox, memory usage is just over 100MB. This grows to 1.5GB in a couple of days. At some point Dropbox just crashes, I guess it runs out of memory.
Same problem here
Dropbox version 3.10.7 in Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS
if I don't stop the Dropbox after a couple of days it will eat up all my RAM and continue onto the SWAP space, which makes the server super laggy and slow.
my Workaround until there is a permanent fix, was to scheduled a script to kill all drop box, then start drop box every 24 hr.
I'm using version 3.8.5 on Arch Linux and there's definitely a significant memory leak. I have less than 1.5 GB in my Dropbox folder and Dropbox is using over 3 GB RAM after running for a few days. Can we get some feedback from a Dropbox employee? It seems like this has been an ongoing issue applicable to many client versions.
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