I’ve been using Obsidian for almost 6 months now, and absolutely love it.
I’ve pointed Obsidian at my Box.net Box Drive, on MacOS, as my vault.
I’ve been using Box for nearly 10 years, and have tons of knowledge (ie text files and other forms of documents) backed up through there, organized in a folder structure that works for me.
Be advised, there are 100’s of thousands of files in this box drive. Total size of all files together is nearly 300GB in size.
When I open the vault that’s pointed at my Box Drive folder, obsidian sits there for about 5 minutes while it tries to “load my vault.” Consistently, it will time out, and refuse to load my vault.
However, if I close the Box Drive app, and then try to open obsidian and my vault, Obsidian successfully loads said vault.
I’m trying to avoid this lengthy process for successful open of my vault: Ie. on MacOS: first shutdown Box drive application, open obsidian, open the vault that points to my “virtual” Box drive, see obsidian open my vault, now re-load the Box Drive app.
I want to just leave my Box Drive app open as the background app it’s designed to be, and be able to open and close obsidian, along with my vault, whenever I need.
As mentioned above. When I follow these steps, in order, the aforementioned problem does not occur: 1. close the Box Drive app, 2. open obsidian. 3. load the vault that points to a Box Drive folder 4. wait for obsidian to successfully open step 3’s vault. 5. open box drive app 6. continue work.
However, having to do this process after all restarts is tedious/annoying, and doesn’t address the root of the issue.
Please help me, Obsidian Community. You’re my only hope.