I’ve capitulated and am moving my sync stores from iCloud to WebDAV (Fastmail). This worked fine for my first device (iPhone) my 7.8GB Resources database was synced in about an hour including all content
I then did the same on my iPad which when fine, until somehwere half-way I encountered "Error: “Couldn’t write silent worker context to volume”. I removed the sync store completely, re-added it and tried again, but again it failed somewhere half way. I searched the forum and found this topic with suggestions from @BLUEFROG to run some URL commands that could fix these errors: Error: "Couldn't write silent worker context to volume"
I’m now running the sync and it’s progressing, but it’s excruciatingly slow. It’s taken ~24 hours and isn’t even half way. I’m not sure if it’s trying to merge things or something else is happening. Any idea how to sync to iPad without “slient worker” errors and at normal speed?
Yes - I think that might have been it although it also was still happening 24h later and my limit is 160,000 items up/downloaded (my DB is ~25,000 items). I’ve tried again today and it seems to be working now so far. Thanks for the pointer and possibly a good reminder for everything using Fastmail.
Note the “hourly” and “10-minute” limits which I suspect you are hitting.
I also had the idea of using WebDav on Fastmail, but the limits stopped me. I now sync everything with a Synology NAS WebDav and Bonjour (while at Global HQ), and a small “Works in Progress” database using Dropbox for when “out and about”. Everything catches up.
Thanks for these clarifications @BLUEFROG@Blanc@rmschne. I hadn’t realized that chunks would indeed add to more up/downloads. I’ll see if I can get some insights on to what extent I’m hitting those limits with Fastmail. It would be a shame if I would have to abandon WebDAV with Fastmail for that reason.
The number of files/folders used in sync stores can be quite different, DEVONthink doesn’t upload each file on its own (e.g. large files are split to allow resuming, independent of possibilities of cloud service/server, and small files are merged).
It’s included in my account I already have (which includes mail, calendar and files i.e. WebDAV). I’ll try using it for a bit and see if the limits pose a problem. A self-hosted WebDAV is indeed definitely another option.