How many time to sync my 4Go of photos?

Asked by cameleon on 2010-10-23

Hi,
I have ask to Ubuntu One to sync my "Photo" folder, which contain hundreds of directories for a total of 4Go of pictures. One week after, I can see that only the directories have been synced to the server, but no picture at all!!!
So I wonder how many time it will take to sync all my pictures, and if it is just possible...

Any idea?

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Duane Hinnen
Solved:
2010-10-24
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2010-10-24
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2010-10-24
Best Duane Hinnen (duanedesign) said : #1

Ubuntu One syncs metadata (folders) first, then the content. When it comes to syncing 1,000's of files unfortunately U1 is not as efficient as the U1 team would like. This is an area they are working hard to improve. Right now it takes about 1 second for each file, to sync the metadata. Once the metadata is synced the process will speed up considerably.

A couple things. First make sure in your Ubuntu One Preferences that the upload/download speed is not limited. You can check that under the 'Devices' tab. Second, you can keep track of the number of items in the two queues (metadata & content) with the following commands.

u1sdtool --waiting-metadata | wc -l

u1sdtool --waiting-content | wc -l

These numbers should get smaller over time.

thanks,
duanedesign

cameleon (el-cameleon-1) said : #2

Thanks for the feedback.
So, right now, I have:
u1sdtool --waiting-metadata | wc -l
0
u1sdtool --waiting-content | wc -l
4419

I will retry in one or two days ans keep you inform! I think there is really a need for more graphical feedback given to the user, because actually I really wonder what Ubuntu One is doing!

cameleon (el-cameleon-1) said : #3

Ok, it works!
u1sdtool --waiting-content | wc -l
4314

But it is very slow :-(

cameleon (el-cameleon-1) said : #4

Thanks duanedesign, that solved my question.