I am a big contributor to Anki. Probably the top contributor of decks, in terms of download numbers.
So anyways, my collection of decks is big because of that.
And when I tried to sync today, I got a message: saying ‘Too large’.
What is the way around? How can I fix it?
By the way:
the total text-size of my entire collection, is 50mb
(I know that the limit is 250mb)
I was able to sync just fine on 2.1.30, maybe the problem is that I updated to 2.1.35? Because the changes to my collection were so little.
It is very unlikely that I exceeded some media-size limit, because my media folder’s size went up from ~6.45GB to 6.48GB in the time when I could sync… to now that I can’t sync.
I just downgraded to Anki 2.1.30 and the problem persists… I suppose it’s related to some recent change to the syncing server?
I used the button to delete unused media, suddenly my media folder’s size went from 6.5GB to 1.4GB… but the ‘too large’ message persists.
one thing that maybe I should mention, is that I’m clicking the ‘upload to ankiweb’ button:
Your uncompressed card/note/review data is over 300MB. This is above what AnkiWeb supports in a single account: https://faqs.ankiweb.net/are-there-limits-on-file-sizes-on-ankiweb.html
It is not possible to adjust AnkiWeb’s limit, but you can export some of the content, and delete it after importing it into a separate profile. After creating a separate AnkiWeb profile and uploading the content there, if you wish to update your existing shared decks, please provide a list to me and I’ll transfer them over to your other account.
I found a temporary workaround.
It seems that the sync issue is when I upload it all at once, but not when I do a simple sync.
So I did it like this:
I exported the only deck that I modified between this and the last sync
I used the option to sync by downloading everything from Ankiweb
With that, my collection reverted to the state upon which I could sync without issues
I re-imported the only deck that I modified, back into my Anki, and synced without issues.
It seems that so long as I avoid that ‘inconsistent collection’ message, I will be fine. If someday I need to employ your solution, I’ll let you know.