I think this important enough to repeat this tip from the manual. I’m glad I noticed it and selectively turned
off this option before my first sync.
By default, a
lot of local disk space will be consumed if you don’t do this.
The desktop manual tells us:
Note: If you are using Dropbox and the Dropbox app, it is advisable to exclude the DEVONthink Packet Sync folder inside the Apps folder from being synchronized with your Mac. This keeps the Dropbox app from wasting valuable disk space and bandwidth by re-downloading all changes you’ve made to your databases, and from spamming you with notifications. Click the Dropbox icon in the menubar, choose Preferences, switch to the Accounts tab, click Selective Sync, select the Apps folder, and uncheck the DEVONthink Packet Sync folder inside of it. Click Update to confirm your change. If you change your Dropbox email address, you’ll need to remove and re-add the Dropbox location.
I suspect this cannot be disabled by default by DT (more likely, it’s a Dropbox default) but maybe I’m wrong. ?
No, we cannot turn it off for you. This is Dropbox’s territory.
As suspected. Thanks for confirming.
I’m just glad I read that passage
before syncing the first time.
What can be done after the fact? I’m on a trip so I can’t check my Mac to see what setting I have. But if I didn’t disable packet sync, is it too late?
You can disable it anytime.
Yes, I’m sorry if I implied it would be uncorrectable. The only “bad” thing would be wasted disk space and wasted bandwidth. The disk space is reversible. The bandwidth isn’t but that’s probably only significant on a metered/tethered desktop situation.
Does this have any effect on performance, sync speed etc?
Excluding the folder should improve the performance if Dropbox.app is used concurrently.
On the desktop? I was thinking about sync performance for DTTG.
It might improve the performance too but it’s more important on the desktop.
Ok! I’m giving every little setting that can improve my experience in DTTG a chance.