Option to limit sync speed
I have a slower internet connection. If I don't rate limit my uploads, I can barely use my internet connection until it is fully uploaded. Dropbox gives an option to limit how fast I can upload and download files. I would love OneDrive to include this feature as well.
[Update by Angus Logan: merged PC and Mac suggestion on same topic]
Thanks for the feedback. We recently completed our roll out of this feature for both personal and business users.
I ditched OneDrive because of this lack of a critical item in the OneDrive client. When others ask what cloud provider to use I can tell you OneDrive is not one of my recommendations.
Steve McCoy commented
Absolutely Shocking that this hasnt been done yet
Tom Spitz commented
I am adding my strong suggestion that Microsoft provide a means to throttle OneDrive so that it does not consume all available bandwidth when it is uploading. I have had to stop using OneDrive at my home so that I am able to work. If OneDrive is uploading, nothing else works. Please provide a solution.
How much time do you need to roll out such a simple feature, wooful!
I have a fast internet connection, but Onedrive sucked it all up so that all other devices in the house can't use the internet. Terrible! A backup should have the option to run in the background!!!
[Deleted User] commented
This feature should be top priority. All other features are irrelevant because without this feature, OneDrive is completely BROKEN and unusable for most home users and makes Windows 10 run like a pig on the Internet. Yet again I've just had to close OD because it saps the life out of my broadband connection.
Why is this taking so long? Do you have like 1 intern developing it or something??!!
I thought I was the only one! Here was I labouring under the misapprehension that Onedrive was a virtual cloud storage where I can store all my files and photos so thy could be easily accessible and not worry about my hard drive becoming full or corrupted, but how wrong could I be? I was blaming the broadband provider, changed the router, etc, and I only realised by chance that it was onedrive that was eating up ALL the bandwidth throughout the house, making work impossible until I disable it. I thought I had solved the issue by uploading all my files (about 660 Gb) using a fast connection somewhere else, however whenever I start it up at home it starts all over again. My files now disappear/appear at random. It's a nice idea but it is total mess, and I'm going to use an external drive from now on.
Michael Jones commented
Bought office 365. This feature has bricked my internet connection so is basically unusable until I upload the ~1tb of files I am entitled to. Obviously I want to do this as I have paid for it, but I can't really at 1mb/s.
So thanks for nothing unless you fix it. I'm thinking of not renewing my subscription.
Ever since the default option of batch uploading to "increase speed" was introduced, myself along with thousands of other users have suffered with OneDrive bringing home internet services to a stop.
This was easily resolved by unticking the box for batch uploads
Since the newer builds have been released, this is now no longer an option and every time I wish to upload data, my internet stops
Please fix this as it is completely unacceptable. Dropbox and Google drive don't cause issues like this!
Kristian Oye commented
I just recently upgraded my OneDrive to 1TB through Office 365 and dropped a files on it at home. I came into the office on Monday and everyone in my office was complaining about slow network speeds. It turns out my OneDrive was consuming almost 90% of the office bandwidth! This *must* be addressed at some point. Third party software should not have to be part of the solution.
Telstra (Australia) now offer 200Gb of free storage to those with a mobile phone account. Great except for for the fact that there is no upload rate limiting and it grinds our home network to a halt. 200Gb on our ADSL connection equates to 60 days continuous uploading which then equates to unusable internet for 60 days. For this reason we can't use our free allowance. Without a a rate limiting option we have to use a competitor product such as DropBox and even need to resort to a physical hard drive located at another location.Less secure but much, much faster!
Borna Simic commented
one year later and you still just think about it :/
This is simply mind boggling. Microsoft have released Windows 10 with high levels of OneDrive integration, while the QoS feature in OneDrive is still missing to control upload speed!!!! OMG!! The incompetence is just a wonder to behold.
Think about it. There are households out there with multiple Windows PC's, all having been upgraded to Windows 10 thanks to the upgrade nag message, that are now all fighting each other to upload huge amounts of data to OneDrive at the highest speed possible!!
Then you've got some poor kid (or me) trying to play his favourite game with a ping of 1000.
Seriously, what the **** is this company doing with all their available time and resources.
yeah this is ******** MS
Greg Woods commented
I too cancelled my 100Gb OneDrive subscription. If I need to sync anything more than a couple of Mb, it KILLS my entire home network. Netflix, web browsing, the lot, all unusable. It uses every scrap of bandwidth it can find.
Microsoft's lack of interest in this is very disturbing. They are adopting a "write once, then move on" policy of development instead of respecting customers, taking pride in their products and adopting a policy of continual improvement
apparently, a year later, Jason Moore is still thinking about this one! LOL! ... it ain't happening.
Onedrive crashes / shuts down all the time, due to OSX path name length limitations. This is stupid, why can't it just keep running and not sync those files? .. and inform me of such .. or better yet, figure out how to make it work by automatically renaming those paths? When it crashes, there is NO way to fix the issue from my iMac OSX computer, so I can not access the most recent files on my onedrive without having to go through the time consuming task of doing so through a web browser.
my internet connection is 90mb/s download and 12 mb/s upload per test this morning, and onedrive hogs almost the entire bandwidth making it nearly impossible to productively do anything on my iMac running El Capitan OSX. Why isn't onedrive self throttling? why isn't there a pause/resume? .. I have to shut it down and then go through all the silly start up panels every darn time in order to access my business onedrive data at my employer .. VERY FRUSTRATED!!!!
This is way important!
I just cancelled my onedrive subscription, because uploading a few gb of new photos renders my internet connection unusable. Will use one of the competitors that implemented the feature years ago.