Sync can pause syncing of any of your folders at any time while retaining full access to them.
Pause implies that only bits downloads/uploads are stopped. It means that
- zero sized files will be synced either way;
- paused peers won't download/upload anything;
- file's deletion will be synced either way;
- new files will be rescanned and indexed, i.e. share size will increase accordingly on a paused peers.
This is quite useful when you don’t want certain folders to be synchronized for a while or when the transfer speed is low and you’d like to set priority for other folders by putting folders you don’t need right now on hold.
To pause syncing you can use either Scheduler or Pause option in Sync settings/folder preferences.
Mobile: tap the "i" button, then tap ‘Pause’:
Desktop: hover your mouse over the folder, click the dots and then choose 'Pause syncing’:
Once the folder is paused, it'll be marked with a special symbol:
To pause syncing of all shares, click the Global Pause button at the bottom left corner of Sync window:
To resume syncing, simply repeat the above steps - for already paused folders Pause syncing button will be replaced with ‘Resume syncing’ (or just ‘Resume’ on mobile platforms).
To resume syncing of the shares previously paused by "Global pause", click on the ‘Resume syncing’ button at the bottom left corner of the Sync window: