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Server Quota

Posted: 2020-01-07, 14:17
by NigelUK
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.

Re: Server Quota

Posted: 2020-01-07, 14:26
by Moonchild
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.
NigelUK wrote:
2020-01-07, 14:17
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.

Re: Server Quota

Posted: 2020-01-07, 14:29
by NigelUK
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. :)

Re: Server Quota

Posted: 2020-01-07, 16:06
by Moonchild
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.

Re: Server Quota

Posted: 2020-01-07, 17:12
by NigelUK
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).

Re: Server Quota

Posted: 2020-01-07, 20:00
by Moonchild
For your convenience:
PlacesCleaner@sto.tw.xpi
(49.54 KiB) Downloaded 60 times

Re: Server Quota

Posted: 2020-01-08, 01:06
by NigelUK
Thank you very much indeed, Moonchild - I even remembered to drag it into the browser to get it working! :D

Re: Server Quota

Posted: 2020-05-09, 19:06
by SlySven
Just for the record - what is the quote size? At a wild-arsed guess I'm thinking 32MBytes... :think:

Re: Server Quota

Posted: 2020-05-09, 20:21
by Moonchild
SlySven wrote:
2020-05-09, 19:06
Just for the record - what is the quote size? At a wild-arsed guess I'm thinking 32MBytes... :think:
Wrong. Not everyone feels compelled to always use powers of 2.
For the record, the warning level is currently set at 27,500 KB, the cut-off limit is at 30,000 KB

Re: Server Quota

Posted: 2020-05-09, 20:32
by New Tobin Paradigm
Off-topic:
Moonchild wrote:
2020-05-09, 20:21
Not everyone feels compelled to always use powers of 2.
I don't think we can be friends anymore.

Re: Server Quota

Posted: 2020-05-09, 21:51
by Moonchild
Off-topic:
New Tobin Paradigm wrote:
2020-05-09, 20:32
I don't think we can be friends anymore.
18711 is not a power of 2.

Re: Server Quota

Posted: 2020-05-09, 23:38
by New Tobin Paradigm
Off-topic:
Moonchild wrote:
2020-05-09, 21:51
18711 is not a power of 2.
That is a special case, 1701 times 11.

Re: Server Quota

Posted: 2020-07-09, 17:21
by pakurilecz
this has been a very helpful thread. is there a way on Pale Moon to find out how close i am to the quota?
I bookmark websites a lot and that was where the problem is as I've have almost 28mb of bookmarks.
the solution I found was to export my current bookmarks as html and then start deleting those that I dont access frequently. after deleting I will re-export as well as backup the bookmarks in case i have to restore them

peterk

Re: Server Quota

Posted: 2020-07-09, 22:37
by Moonchild
Preferences -> category Sync -> drop-down at the top (manage) -> View Quota