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.
Yes, I have 3 computers, and do need the sync over lan feature.
Стас Набатников commented
I use the free trial period, but I will pay for Dropbox, precisely because LAN sync
If this feature is not very high on your backlog then you will always loose out to dropbox. Our clients dont want to migrate to Onedrive because this is one of the reasons and dropbox I can add anything and it will sync as to where onedrive always some issue with one of your files. Listening to your clients needs i think is more important if you want this product to grow much faster.
Hesam Rahbar commented
Please add this feature to OneDrive, it's really important and useful.
This issue is not about setting up new PCs. It's about a number of people in an office (or large household for that matter) environment having the same files sync-ed (sunc?), and any files being updated needing to be sync-ed via the cloud. That's lots of bandwidth being used just to stay in sync.
For others setting up a new Laptop/ PC:
Copy the stuff from the old PC to the New PC. Only afterwards setup OneDrive.
OneDrive will compare contents and will realize content is the same and will not re-download the content.
Still would be nice if this could be done automatically by OneDrive.
3 computer on a common upload bandwidth of 50Kbyte/ sec.
Uploading Videos and Pictures from the weekends sometimes takes days... (Especially since I have other cloud services also uploading as redundancy. So take this at 25kB/s! On large data I often have to pause the other cloud service)
Until this data is uploaded they cannot be downloaded by the other PCs. Especially the wifes PC which make for unhappy Wife..
You know the saying:
Happy Wife, Happy Life
Make my life happy :-)
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.