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Server Quota

Post by NigelUK » 2020-01-07, 14:17

Hi - firstly, I'm thick, so need simple explanations please!

I'm getting this message at the bottom of the screen -

"You are approaching the server quota. Please review which data to sync." - I then get "You are currently using 26.9 MB"

If I then uncheck "History" which is using 26.7 MB, what exactly happens? Do I lose my History?

I also use Pale Moon on my laptop which is currently switched off, but in the evenings both machines are logged in.

I looked on the Forum & found PlacesCleaner mentioned but that appears to no longer exist - not that it's likely I'd have known how to use it.

I'm sorry, but I truly don't understand what's happening, if anyone can help me through this, I'd be very grateful. :?

Thank you for your time.

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Re: Server Quota

Post by Moonchild » 2020-01-07, 14:26

NigelUK wrote:
2020-01-07, 14:17
"You are approaching the server quota. Please review which data to sync." - I then get "You are currently using 26.9 MB"
This is a warning given by the Pale Moon Sync server that you are close to what each user is allowed to store on the server for synchronizing.
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If I then uncheck "History" which is using 26.7 MB, what exactly happens? Do I lose my History?
No, but your various machines will no longer have history synchronized in that case. Your history will still be stored locally but visited sites won't be known to your other devices.


You can either switch off the category or clean up your history and remove stale/old entries from it to reduce the size of the database.
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Re: Server Quota

Post by NigelUK » 2020-01-07, 14:29

Thank you for the prompt reply! So do I need to go into "History" and manually delete old entries or is there a quick way to do that?

I'm sorry to be a nuisance.

Added later - I've removed about half of my History entries, I'll guess that's enough for now & at least I know what to do if/when it happens again.

Thank you for your time, Moonchild. :)

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Re: Server Quota

Post by Moonchild » 2020-01-07, 16:06

There are some extensions you can use to regularly clean out old history entries.
I personally use PlacesCleaner 0.42.1 since it is simple, easy to schedule, and allows selections combined with date last visited and number of visits to keep likely-more-important sites in history.
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Post by NigelUK » 2020-01-07, 17:12

I mentioned that I'd tried to find that extension, but every link I clicked on in other threads took me to "Page can't be found" (words to that effect).

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Re: Server Quota

Post by Moonchild » 2020-01-07, 20:00

For your convenience:
PlacesCleaner@sto.tw.xpi
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Re: Server Quota

Post by NigelUK » 2020-01-08, 01:06

Thank you very much indeed, Moonchild - I even remembered to drag it into the browser to get it working! :D

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