Is there a way to sync and decrypt items manually?
There is a problem with Joplin synchronization and decryption on Linux and Windows OS with slow hardware. I am using Dropbox, but as I remember, this problem persists in all cloud folders.
I noticed that in modern and fast hardware, syncing is working without problems. But in a slow environment, I constantly receive "Some items cannot be synchronized" error.
Is there any way to manually sync and decrypt items in a slow environment without destroying the target folder on Dropbox? Because I believe if I unpack the .jex file and sync it with Dropbox after that, there is a possibility that Dropbox will be wiped. I don't know anything about synchronization and how it works, so I am afraid to do something that can harm my database.
Is there any way to sync and decrypt items manually on a slow PC to avoid errors and sync it with the cloud folder (Dropbox or others) without wiping the cloud folder?
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This may not be what you're looking for but I would do as follows:
- create a 2nd copy of your JEX file (all notes), just to be extra safe
- uninstall Joplin from the desktop, manually delete the profile folder if necessary
- manually remove the complete Joplin folder from your sync target (use a browser for this)
- recreate an empty folder on the sync target
- reinstall Joplin on your desktop, and import the JEX file
- check notes to see you're happy with what you see
- goto settings in Joplin and set up the sync target again (it's no longer there as we removed the profile folder !)
Unless I misunderstood your description, that should do it. In any case, this way nothing can get lost ASSUMING that your JEX file was recent and complete.
I have the same steps in my mind. But why I am hesitating...
I have Joplin on 4 mashines, two of them work without issues:
- My fast laptop (on Linux or Windows - works on both OS)
- My Android phone
But two constantly have "sync" or "decrypt" issues:
- My slow 14-years old laptop (on Linux)
- My slow virtual machine with 1 allocated processor and 8Gb RAM (on Windows)
As I have only one "fast" laptop, I need to share it with my family for consuming tasks and I struggle all the time I switch to Joplin on "slow" machines.
So I need to solve the problem on both "slow" machines while not destoying the "fast" ones. In your suggested solution I believe there are some risks to wipe setup on "fast" mashines and it solves problem only with one "slow" mashine.
I tried to find a way how to include additional machine in the existing environment, in other words.
I really hope there is a solution. Maybe some tricks with database timestamps to trick Dropbox and do not wipe it... It is so foggy for me.
Delete apps and profiles on 3 of the 4 machines, apply the same procedure explained before.
I have the same headache! Joplin fails the decrypt all the notes. Especially resources, e.g. Images.
And it has nothing to do with slow hardware. I run it on a 2017 Macbook pro with i7 and 16 GB RAM.
I know, it is strange, very strange. And this error we have only on desktops, I have never had it on phone.
It is not so simple. The second mashine whipes Dropbox for the first mashine.
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