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Limit cache size on Linux headless

Limit cache size on Linux headless

birioukoff
New member | Level 2

Please help me limit dropbox cache folder size on linux headless server. It fills all available disk space in a couple of days and stops syncing, I have a 250 GB SSD and a Dropbox folder of size 40 GB (Business account). I know I can rm -R Dropbox/.dropbox.cache/old-files/* in a cron job, but I'm looking for a more elegant solution. 

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Re: Limit cache size on Linux headless

Jay
Dropboxer
Hi @birioukoff, thanks for messaging today!

The Dropbox cache folder should clear itself out automatically after a few days. 

If it's filling up constantly, are you changing, deleting or syncing a lot of files on your account?

Currently, there isn't a method within the Dropbox app to restrict the size of the cache folder.

Keep me updated with any details!

Jay
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Re: Limit cache size on Linux headless

tstandley
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+1, I also want this feature. My dropbox cache is often over 1TB, and after deleting it goes back up to 1TB quickly. How can this be acceptable behavior?

Re: Limit cache size on Linux headless

Megan
Dropboxer

Hey @tstandley, I'd be happy to help with that! 

 

Can you clarify for me if the cache folder clears itself out after a few days? Also, out of curiosity, how quickly is the folder filling up for you? 

 

Feel free to also let me know the version of the desktop app that you have installed to your device. 

 

Let me know more, and we'll take it from there. 


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