PC Upgrade / Re-Imaging Migration Path without Re-Syncing
Whenever you reinstall OneDrive, re-image your PC or get a new one, OneDrive has to re-sync from scratch, even if I preserve my OneDrive folder. As OneDrive has grown in size (aka I have 600gb of files in OneDrive) it has become very painful to "re-download" everything every time I make a change.
This is very inefficient. I should be able to point OneDrive at my old OneDrive folder at setup and it should be able to re-index the files on my PC and reconcile them with the Cloud versions without having to re-download them all from scratch. The current process is a huge waste of my bandwidth and yours.
Yes, it is very annoying and inefficient to re-synchronize an already existing OneDrive drive with a change of the operating system or the like!
When I moved the operating system WIN 10 pro, to a new SSD, I have everything reinstalled including the user with the assignment of the existing local OneDrive drives.
The network traffic was tagged for days with 3 users, with about 600GB per user.
Often a system is set up in this way; C: = operating system and programs, D: = data, etc.
I absolutely agree. There needs to be a way to stage OneDrive files without having to download the whole thing every time. What will happen when my 5 users of Office 365 Home, with 1TB OneDrive limits, need OneDrive copies across multiple devices. This is simply not practical.
Microsoft has the Preload Package Tool (PreLoadPkgOnsite.exe) available in SCCM going back many years. Surely something like this can be done for OneDrive?