One of the issues we run into a lot is the need to have sync priority given to high priority folders which involve a lot of collaboration. Alternatively, a better way to describe it is that it might be more about specifying which folders are low priority.
EXAMPLE - Right now I want to add a folder to my PLC that is about 5 gigabytes. It is NOT a "high priority" folder, I'll access it rarely and there's little to no collaboration involved in it. But I'm literally afraid to do it, because I know if I do, Egnyte will spend a day or two syncing that folder. And that in the meantime, if I make changes to a folder that my team and I collaborate on CONSTANTLY, those changes won't be synced up until the low priority folder is done.
Perhaps what I am requesting might be difficult or even unfeasible to implement. But I would really like a way to mark a TOP-LEVEL folder as "high priority" or "low priority". When changes are made to high priority folders they should be given precedence.
That's an interesting idea, David. The use case is clear, but I think the best way for us to tackle this problem would be with a manageable sync queue of some kind. Of course, increasing sync speed so that sync prioritization is less of an issue in general would also be helpful.
I will forward your comments to the Sync product team. Thanks again for taking the time to post to our forums; we appreciate your business.
Thanks for listening. If by manageable sync queue, you mean the user being able to somehow manually select a folder when they need to and then select "sync now" and have that folder be given priority, I agree 100%, that would be great, and would eliminate the need for settings (high priority or low priority) that would confuse people or never be used. That would completely solve the issue.