Box Drive Bandwidth Usage - Can I pause or limit?

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  • Official comment

    Hi Cole,

    Welcome to the Box Community! 

    At present, there is no option to pause syncing when working in Box Drive nor a way to limit the bandwidth it uses.

    However, you have the option to "mark your folders for offline" so that when you are not connected on the web, you can still work on your files and the next time you get connected to the internet, thats when your changes will automatically sync to Box cloud.

    See Using Box Drive Basics to learn more about Box Drive and its functionalities. 

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  • Jesse Shepherd

    Please add this functionality, so we are not forced to run third party software to limit bandwidth allocated to your application.

    Large number of people are WFH due to covid-19. This basic feature not being included by now seems like a major oversight.

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  • France

    Hi Jesse, 

    Thanks for jumping in on this thread and welcome to Box Community!

    For any product feature request or suggestions, we recommend you post your ideas on for more visibility. Our product team reviews all submissions and will consider whether to include feedback in their product roadmap. 
    Should any new functionality/ feature come out, we will definitely announce it in Box Product Announcements.
    Thanks for your participation in the Community!
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  • Jesse Shepherd

    I've been a member of this community for 3 years. (And your variety of lack of assistance is exactly why I never come back.)

    I've copy/posted this issue to pulse.

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