OneDrive

A 2-post collection

Mass upload and download client for all your cloud drives

Not all platforms are supported with native clients, even the simple tasks of downloand and uploading (not even syncing) ... I have gone so far as buliding my own download and upload client with the cloud drive of choice, but to make it reliable one must be very resourceful to do so.

I have found rclone (rsync for cloud drive; link) app just recently, it worked just like I always wanted to do, simple upload and download a lot of files.

Just download, you might put it at /usr/local/bin

rclone config  

Now, to upload

rclone copy <local_path> <remote_name>:<remote_path>  

If you want to upload to the root at remote, you can just leave the blank.

To download, you simple swap the two

rclone copy <remote_name>:<remote_path> <local_path>  

It will try to skip making changes to the existing files, mostly by the file size.

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My Experiences with OneDrive (Review)

I have been using OneDrive for 2 months already, here I like to review my experiences with OneDrive a bit. In short, it's sluggish, memory hungry, and not FAULT tolerant.

It's Sluggish and memory hungry

Maybe, I exaggerated on this because the demand I put on it is quite extraorditary. I actually put 300k files (small ones by many) into the OneDrive system. It becomes processing changes forever. It took days (2 days + or -, if I counted correctly) to finish. And yet most of the time, not the internet bandwidth that it consumes, it rather the CPU itself that always spiked, with the memory usage of about 1 GB all the time.

Even I use the latest CPU from intel, admittedly it's ultralow voltage series, but hey its the latest Kaby Lake ! I expected much more from it rather than be totally consumed by the simple process of syncing!

Work harder Microsoft!

It's not fault tolerant

First thing first, if you're moving from the unix-world filesystems like ext4 or hfs+. You would very likely encounter the path too long problem in NTFS. NTFS supports only a puny fraction of maximum path length of those filesystems. Syncing these files to the Windows machine is a disaster! You might have to resolve it by hand, moving folders after folderes to the shorter paths. It was just a pain, but not necessarily contributed to the OneDrive, but anyways I will put it here!

It's not the end, there are many more scenarios in which I encounter problems. When I changing the contents in the drives in SOME WAYS it made the OneDrive process crashed. I reckon the moment to be when I used the program rsync to sync files from a remote host to my machine, it crashed severely and cannot be

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