Issue syncing large file to dropbox

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Joplin version


Desktop version info

Joplin 2.13.13 (prod, win32)

Client ID: 5852b9d3ed64465dbcfeafee68f8fe4d
Sync Version: 3
Profile Version: 44
Keychain Supported: No

Revision: c3cdeeb

Csv Import: 1.0.1
OCR: 0.3.2

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What issue do you have?

Apologies if this is a duplicate, I found one related post in my search, but mine seems to diverge in some specific ways (maybe).

I've been using Joplin portable for awhile now and decided to take the leap into syncing with dropbox. The sync seemed to mostly go well, but there are 2 files which cannot sync (both give a timeout error). Both are large 419 MB, but well within dropbox limits. Is there a fixed timeout when transmitting to dropbox?

The other odd thing I noticed was that only one of these files appears in my notes, and both have identical SHA1 checksums when I find them in the resources directory. I searched for the internal Joplin names in "All notes" and confirmed that only one of them is there.

Name: 64e15a26c7b94e7dbc93a7f8f5b5e8dd.pdf
Size: 439370146 bytes (419 MiB)
SHA1: 6139cb6df09e2399e97bb2379a563caacfafe675

Name: a43b43798bd3452ca1fd1eb104c3accd.pdf
Size: 439370146 bytes (419 MiB)
SHA1: 6139cb6df09e2399e97bb2379a563caacfafe675

Perhaps this is an unrelated issue and something happened last year when I created the note, but I don't recall any specifics. Seemed odd though that these were the only files with a sync issue. I don't know of a way to audit the resources directory and look for any other errors. I don't know if Joplin merely syncs the files or if something additional happens with the database for verification.

Anyway, just wondering about these things.

Thanks for Joplin! It is a wonderful tool!

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