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Bandwidth Hogging

rnbwpnt
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Linux Mint 20.1, Dropbox daemon 123.3.4825, cli version 2020.03.04, downloaded today

 

I'm trying to sync a DB folder that runs to about 500g. I have TWO other installations of this folder, one on a Mac, one on another Linux box, connected by CAT6 on the LAN. LAN sync is ENABLED, and the other two machines are up to date.

 

Yet, this new install is hogging my bandwidth so badly that even DNS lookups on any machine fail, communication timeouts and failures are common, connections break, etc. I can't get anything at all done if it involves connections over the wire.

 

It appears, by the time remaining indicator (about 40 hours) that it's downloading the folder from the sky, not from localnet. The only solution I've found is to turn on the bandwidth throttle, but that obviously slows down the load even more.

 

Selective Sync is NOT the right solution here. For reasons, I need the whole folder on localhost. I have it moved onto a drive with plenty of space; this is a speed issue, not a space issue.

 

What's the deal here? It shouldn't take 40+ hours to load 500g over a gigabit pipe.

 

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Re: Bandwidth Hogging

Walter
Dropboxer
Hi there @rnbwpnt, thanks for posting on our Community and happy Monday!

It seems like you're on the beta version of our desktop app which can show some inconsistencies from time to time as those builds are still on the testing phase and considered to be experimental. 

Just to make sure that this isn't the cause of the issue, can you check if you get any different results when using our latest stable version of the desktop app? 

To do so, first toggle off the 'early releases' from your account's settings online and then download and install the app from this page

Let me know how it goes!

Walter
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
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