I noticed some bug and have reproduced it couple times:
When I open relm (database format) file in Realm Browser app and close the app the Dropbox is stuck in "syncing" without end and without file counter. Removing realm files does't help. I need to delete whole dropbox catalog.
Hey there @kofii12345,
Generally, we don't recommend users sync live databases with Dropbox. As most databases have remote access methods, you don't need to sync the live database and instead saved snapshots will sync with no issues.
The app most likely can't sync as most programs create a "file lock" on any file they're using. If this is the case, then can you try and fully quit the application used to open these files and see if that allows Dropbox to sync?
You'll need to make sure that Dropbox is able to fully sync the file before trying to access it from another computer. Also, if you're sharing the data between computers, you must not run the application on more than one computer at once to avoid generating conflicted copies.
To clarify, the method you'd need to follow would be:
I hope this helps to clarify the matter!
I use dropbox to save backup from one of my app only and open it just to see content without any changes.
I have recorded my bug:
Video of the bug
The only way to make it works again is to delete whole catalog and files and copy them again.
As can be seen from your video, the "realm" file is not updated (of course - not changed). The viewer usually generate two helper files with name as the database file with additional extension "lock" and "note" (i.e. like "*.realm.lock" and "*.realm.note"). Seems additional files are going to sync. Did you try remove them? (additional files should be in same directory as database file)
May be better solution is: copy database file outside Dropbox directory tree, view it there and finally remove the copy, including any additional special files.
Hope this helps.
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