Development Org: REQUEST_LIMIT_EXCEEDED: TotalRequests Limit exceeded

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#1

I got the error:
REQUEST_LIMIT_EXCEEDED: TotalRequests Limit exceeded.

Actually did not do that much - the instance was mostly idle.

I noticed a very significant increase of API calls from when using Eclipse.
What are the options to reduce the API calls?


#2

If idle, the system produces about 300 API calls per hour with the standard settings.
If you have the IDE open on multiple tabs/browsers, that seems to multiply.
One tab “forgotten” creates 7200 calls - with the limit of 15000 calls for a Development org.

The high level of API calls in my case was produced by a corrupted package.xml - after re-creating, it went back to the normal 300 calls/hour.

It would be helpful that the system detects inactivity and then stops synchronizing.