[note - I’ve included lots of detail about my setup in case its useful. But the key issue is bolded below]
I’m setting up a new Devonthink database. It contains solely PDFs that are indexed from a pre-existing nested Finder folder structure. (Worth noting that it’s 1.8GB, but also that I have two other ~2GB databases that are working fine.)
I successfully created and fully indexed the new database on my office computer. I then successfully added it to my existing DT sync store. The problem is emerging with trying to set up a sync’d second instance of the database on my home computer. (Worth noting that all my other DT databases currently sync fine among 3 devices.)
Here’s the question. I sucessfully copied the database to my home computer, creating a second instance of it. I successfully re-indexed the second instance to the files (which exist in parallel on all my devices). Then the problem: I connected the second instance to my sync store, and hit “sync.” That was yesterday. It’s still syncing almost a full day later.
More than the time it’s taking, what’s making me wonder if something is wrong is the sync update bar. Per screenshot #1 below, the database has 485 files. Per screenshot #2 below, the sync update bar is currently reporting 15,000 items in the sync queue–and that number keeps rising, with the actually-synced items perpetually trailing the listed quantity by 500-700 items.
Is this normal behavior when a very big database gets synced? I’m inclined to just let it run, but I also need to start working with this thing so if this is a sign something’s gone haywire I’d love to know that. Just super weird for there to be so many “items” to sync, since the total number of actual PDFs is <500.
Any thoughts most appreciated!