876 votes32 comments · OneDrive on Windows » Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand) · Flag idea as inappropriate… · Admin →
We are working on changes to improve the experience when syncing large file collections.
An error occurred while saving the commentAnonymous commented
SPO and OneDrive are currently only suitable for small amounts of files and data and not a replacement for file servers, even it would make sense to have everything stored in O365.
I see that it is common to move file servers to SharePoint and use On Demand with OneDrive to have access to files, but users are used to have all their data at hand, even they don't use 95% of the data at all (but the feeling they could, makes them happy😊 and so the admins). Moving off data to archives or only synching partially is not an option, no one has time to do that nor does the user have the know-how how to do it right to synch from SharePoint what he needs - too complicated. On top provisioning and permission limitations make it a headache when splitting data to be synched or having multiple sites/libraries to remediate SPO limitations.
I would expect, especially when using OneDrive with "on demand" functionality it should be possible to have more than 500k files and not just hit your clients CPU to 100% for 2 hours to get some updates lined up. By the way, 500k+ are not an uncommon number of files for smaller companies at all.
So please make the OneDrive on demand piece at least smart enough (and fast) so it can handle more than 100k files.
Another request in this area would be to lift the size of “free” SharePoint storage from 1TB + 10GB per licensed users. It’s fine that every user could use 1TB on his personal drive (which no one does, so it’s pure sales arguments), but the company data is limited to 1TB plus 10gb per user. Buying storage is way too expensive with SharePoint, so our customers are not moving to SharePoint and considering other offers (Dropbox, box.com etc.). So, for us, the partners it’s hard to move customers to the cloud if they can’t move a simple file server - still a core piece of infrastructure in 2019. Other approaches like Azure file servers or services for files in Azure are way too expensive. So please start to fix this better sooner than later - OneDrive has evolved, but's still not there where it should be.....Anonymous supported this idea ·