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Dropbox sync directory with 2x NAS

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I've found synology and qnap to have rather robust syncing capabilities.  I'm curious as to whether anyone has synced the same directory with two different NAS.  We're talking about a few million files, but not many modified or created per day.  

In my testing it has worked well, but in production it could be another story.  The hope is that both NAS will stay in sync with dropbox, regardless of whether you make a change in dropbox or either NAS.  

Anyone ever try this?


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Re: Dropbox sync directory with 2x NAS

Hey there @mufugger,
I’d just like to mention that NAS currently isn’t a supported location for the Dropbox folder. This is due to it generally not working well in being able to sync changes made to the files within the account.
Network file systems essentially don’t send “file update events” when you edit a file. So after the initial start up of the Dropbox app, which will prompt a deep scan and syncing of any changes, any further changes made won’t send these “file update events” to Dropbox and so syncing wont occur. Only physically connected drives send these events.
Is there a reason you prefer to use the NAS instead of hosting the Dropbox folder locally? If it’s due to space issues, then perhaps you could incorporate smart sync or selective sync in your use with the desktop app.
Hopefully this clarifies the matter for you and I’ll be happy to help with any further or more specific questions you have about using Dropbox in your workflow.
Have a great day - Thanks!

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