Development Org: REQUEST_LIMIT_EXCEEDED: TotalRequests Limit exceeded



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?


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.