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#1 Willabong

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Posted 01 January 2016 - 07:07 AM

I have W10 installed on my desktop PC and my laptop and I am happy with both setups.

But I do have a small niggle with OneDrive:   The backup procedure is a pain in the butt. I have 6 folders with a total os 450 meg in files on OneDrive, but when OneDrive decides in update those folders, it updates ALL of the files and slows my internet connection down to a crawl for about an hour. This always happens at the most inconvenient times.  I can find no way to set OneDrive up to do an incremental upload (only files that have changed). So I have turned OneDrive off.

 

I would like to use it, but not the way it is working at present. So if anyone knows a setting to only upload changed files and not the whole 6 folders everytime, I would be grateful? 



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Posted 01 January 2016 - 09:40 AM

I just use OneDrive when I want to. It works great.


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Posted 01 January 2016 - 10:44 AM

Well I may use it when I need to, but it is ridiculous the way it is set up at the moment, maybe MS will add an Incremental feature at some time soon? 



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Posted 01 January 2016 - 11:22 AM

When I initially installed Windows 10, I chose not to activate OneDrive. That is a screen that you have to go through every time that you install Windows 10. I have installed Windows 10 about 25 times for different people, and I always choose not to enable OneDrive.


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Posted 01 January 2016 - 03:52 PM

Well the way it is set up at the moment you are probably wise!



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Posted 01 January 2016 - 05:48 PM

It IS incremental. Or at least, it is for me, and it is supposed to work that way. It might run a sync test routine to compare file size, signature, hashes etc, but it should only change updated files. Not sure what you mean by backup, it is a continuous sync, rather than a daily (or whatever) backup routine.






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