Using Dropbox Smart Sync Online Only Mode
For Dropbox users that has
Smart Sync with
Online Only configurations,
things is a slightly confusing in exchange for hard-disk space conservation.
The idea is you only sync what you need. This allows you to keep your sync
network bandwidth low (less things to sync on mobile data) and hard disk spaces
(e.g. use only 55MB data for more than 1TB of datastore). This section guides
you on how to use Dropbox with
Smart Sync mode.
Smart-Sync Your Directory/File to Local Use
Smart-sync allows you to sync either directory or files. Hence, find your target and then:
- Look for
Localto tell Dropbox to sync the target.
- Give Dropbox some times to sync until the green indicator is out before use.
- Once green indicator is out, you can use it.
Smart-Sync Your Directory/File back to Online Only Mode
Similarly, to conserve the bandwidth and spaces, you can switch it back to online-only mode. This will tell Dropbox not to sync those files and directories.
IMPORTANT NOTE: DO NOT confuse it with
DELETEwill delete the file from the Dropbox and sync across teammates.
Online Onlymode is a special feature to tell Dropbox what and what not to sync.
To do that, find your targets and then:
- Look for
Online Onlyto tell Dropbox to sync the target.
- Give Dropbox some times to sync until the grey indicator is out.
- Once grey indicator is out, the files are removed from your local storage without affecting the team.