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.
Disappointed that this functionality is missing. It was a very useful feature of other cloud storage utilities for syncing large files between computers. In Australia the accessible speeds in capatal cities still struggle to ***** 1MB/s in many areas.
Eric Mulvihill commented
Hard to believe this is not a top priority. It's a must-have to efficiently keep a bunch of computers with synced content on the same network.
This should be a priority. If you trying to get marketshare from dropbox, then you must have this.
Not sure why it wouldn't be a priority :-( I thought the idea of having info on the cloud is so you can access your files on any of your devices? Not clog up the internet with synching each individual device if you have to re-install or get a new device. I've been trying to synch my new laptop for weeks :-(
Benjamin H. commented
I just recently migrated from dropbox (after using it since their beta time), loving one-drive so far except for that one fact that now files only get synced to the cloud, not via local network.
I use it for photography, importing photos from one device to then switch to a different one, where the image folder is synced as well.
Lately i'm lucky to have a fast internet connection, but depending on this for a local sync kinda sucks.
I'm still keeping some important files in Dropbox for the time being, as their sync is just much faster. Let's see how i'll do after the current onedrive period is over.
Add this as soon as possible. I was surprised to know this feature does not exist already.
Please add LAN sync. I use Dropbox and its sync's almost immediately over the LAN. I'd covert to OneDrive if you added this feature.
Werner Albuquerque commented
I Currently use this feature by sharing the "OneDrive" folder I want to share though my LAN. All changes done by other users on LAN are automatically updated on my OneDrive and it works fine
This would vastly improve syncing files within a company network. Dropbox implemented it already. It really is painful when wait for your coworker to receive a 200MB file over the internet, when he's sitting right next to you.
Yep, the bandwidth usage is significant (it's doing a lot of very clever stuff, after all!!)
+1 For this, I've been putting more and more clients on SharePoint and the bandwidth usage is surprisingly high after the initial download which is already very high.
It would be great if the OneDrive (or OneDrive for Business) could sync by LAN also the Sharepoint sites and not only the same user drive. This could provide a better performance of sharing sites by a team group in the same location. For example for a team of 50 peaple sharing a site if one add a document: The document is first sync with the could uploading it as new, but the other 49 teammates could get the update using the Lan Sync reducing the sync time, the server load, and the company bandwith usage.
Olly Lennox commented
Guys it's 2018, for an organisation running multiple local clients this feature is essential, how can a product titled "OFFICE" 365 not have a feature which is required in every office.
Rob Nicholson commented
Another +1 for LAN sync. I use OneDrive to synchronise a large deployment folder contains software installers, inc. Office 365 ODT files for semi-annual, semi-annual targeted and monthly. They add up to several GB. Many installers have to copied to local hard drive as many of them are not-cloud storage aware and therefore on-demand doesn't really help.
Another User commented
+1 for lan sync over here (representing 100 users).
This would cut down tremendously on bandwidth usage and save a great amount of time when working with multiple people on large PSD files.
With over 4.5k votes, i'd have hope that it is getting close to the top of the 'backlog'.
There was a comment about this being needed for SMBs, but frankly for larger organisations too - why put all this burden on the ISP and the customers bandwidth.
just noticed the last update from MS was August 2014!
with more and more files being moved to OneDrive this feature makes sense. it could also open up some options for business recovery in the event of internet outage (may be more relevant to SMBs). the internet usage of modern business is significant, and only going to grow, so any help to reduce this would be great. also it should help make co-authoring on large files more snappy.
Emanuele Dalmasso commented
After years of waiting for this feature from a lot of users, why don't you want to develop LAN sync in onedrive??
I am going to move to another service soon.
Franz J. Schafer (TECHFRANZ) commented
The reason we need this is you may have a ISO bandwidth cap of 500GB and three computers. So the ISP will start billing you if you go over. When computer 2 and 3 need windows reinstalled they make the user go over the bandwidth cap by having to redownload all the content. It would be much better to transfer the content from Comouter 1 across the LAN.