Syncing over LAN
This would allow multiple PCs / Devices with the same OneDrive account to sync over the local LAN network. This makes a huge difference when setting a new PC (or restoring one) as you can transfer 100's of gigs over the LAN much faster and without impacting your Internet bandwidth cap.
We don’t have a timeline yet but it’s still on our radar.
still thinking about it even after getting so much votes. Dropbox i think has this feature. then why can't onedrive has this feature? both have same integration with window10 . please don't think, work on it. it's high time.
It is crazy it has been 7 years since this was suggested, Dropbox offers this solution for 5+ years already.
I can't get my head around that every time I get logged in another machine, I need to download everything via the WAN considering my other machines have all that data already on the LAN.
Imagine someone on E5 plan with 20+ TB of storage on their OneDrive and you need to login another workstation where they perform their work in photoshop, but hey now the whole 20+ TB needs to be synced over the WAN first, ignore another machine on your network has already all that data...
Microsoft is really missing the point here!
Florian Trippel commented
Please make this a reality. The only reason why I am a Dropbox customer is because they have this LAN sync feature and I have tens of gigabytes of photos to sync.
This would be a welcome change!
please include this century
Jeremy Hitching commented
Please add this feature, or I will take my business elsewhere.
Jeremy Hitching commented
I have been requesting this feature for years. I guess you don't want to listen to me. I will be taking my business elsewhere.
Kenny Holmes commented
this is one of my most missed features now I am using OneDrive. It doesn't just affect users on different devices with the same account.
This would also apply to users who have shared folders with each other,but that are in the same network.
for christ sake add LAN sync like many other filesync tools have. It has been 7 years already...
Dropbox does this, and it has since at least 2015. Has me reconsidering my Office 365 subscription.
This also makes more sense for the 1 TB subscription. Having so much data on the cloud makes for a bad experience if you have to wait for the info to be downloaded each time you use it. Having 1TB synced to your laptop is not that easy now that everyone is switching to SSD. 1.5 TB SSDs are not that cheap and some, like mac, do not have the ability to upgrade. A NAS is the best solution for upgrading device storage since it caters to many devices in the home network.
Having the ability to store the OneDrive folder on a LAN connected NAS, or even a removable HardDrive since it is easy to augment storage for a laptop with an external HDD, would make people more interested in buying subscriptions for OneDrive, since it would make it more useful to them.
Microsoft - start listening to your users... the people that pay you for the service.
This has been one of the MOST requested features since Office365 and OneDrive co-existed and you've continued to ignore your customer base.
> > > Isn't this solution cutting you costs? < < <
Or does it undermine some other stuff on your end?
Ian Ringrose commented
Also consider how this can be done when a machine is setup (clean install) with a new hard disk and the old hard disk is plugged into USB.
Leif Skaue commented
It would be very beneficial for avoiding unnecessary traffic to the servers on top of being faster for us users. Dropbox does this.
Allowing OneDrive to sync over a LAN is such an obvious feature to reinforce its use within businesses. Many Windows desktop software suppliers are having to create their own solutions for this. Come on Microsoft - get with the program!
yes please, imagine taking pictures with a phone and having them instantly available on all LAN devices
heck it could be soo smart, wifi devices sync to ethernet pc and that pc is the only one syncing to onedrive, efficiency over 9000!
When editing the same file (e.g. .docx in Word) with multiple people at the same time, the new LAN functionality should also make the collaboration work faster. Please add this feature ASAP, it is your single most important market requirement right now!
Syncing over LAN Yes it is usefull to reduce the traffic in bad connection