Adjust server-client sync frequency?

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The issue you are facing: I need to reduce the frequency at which one of Nextcloud servers syncs with clients. Can this be done for all? From the server for all clients at once, or does it need to be done on each client? I can’t find a sync frequency setting in the client settings or the web administration options.

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First of all the client is initiating the sync.
Why do you need to increase sync intervalls?

You can limit the bandwith at the client if this is an issue.

It’s running one of the resources on my host too much. The issue is driven by a couple clients that I can control. How do I manage it from the client side?

What do you mean exactly?
The load is too high?

The network bandwith is on it’s limit?

I recommend to see the docs at Nextcloud Desktop Client Manual — Nextcloud Client Manual 3.9.3 documentation

Docs are really good. See advanced settings and troubleshooting.

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