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Continuously syncing?

OneDrive is Microsoft’s cloud storage service. This app can access your OneDrive account and synchronize the files to/from NAS.

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Continuously syncing?

Postby KennethF » Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:37 pm

Hi there
I enabled traffic analysis in my ASUS router, and to my surprise, I see that the Onedrive client for my Asustor NAS is continuously and constantly syncing. Although the sync is complete, it continues to fetch files from my Onedrive although these files have already been synced, and not touched or modified in years.

ADM: 3.2.4.RNN1
Onedrive client: 1.2.0.r150

It is not a huge problem, and I have set a transfer bandwidth limit, but I am just curious about the behavior.

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Re: Continuously syncing?

Postby orion » Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:36 am

Not sure how busy it will be. I think you should report this issue to asustor here:
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Re: Continuously syncing?

Postby vitosx » Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:28 am

I had maybe similar issue. I noticed my NAS stopped going to sleep, Onedrive client tried to sync one file constantly, and when I checked it indeed was missing on my NAS.
When I tried to download this file through Onedrive website, I got a warning that file is virus infected (it was a false alarm according to and I had to confirm I want to download it. Clearly Onedrive client on NAS does not handle such cases well.

Even after solving this issue I still don't like Asustor Onedrive client - it writes something to disk every ca. 30 minutes, so my HDD won't go to sleep or is waking up every few minutes. This happens when I do not use and do not modify data on my Onedrive at all.
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Re: Continuously syncing?

Postby tortor » Fri Oct 30, 2020 2:39 am

Same issue with constant synchronization, posted a ticket on this: ... View/37525
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Re: Continuously syncing?

Postby martinb » Mon Dec 14, 2020 10:35 am

I can't seem to view that ticket, but I think I may have the same issue. I have noticed the Status icon never goes back to the "green tick", it continuously shows the "blue cloud" icon and the words "Synchronization in progress".

I have several different OneDrive accounts set up to sync. One of the accounts, which hadn't had any file changes for months, was displaying the green tick. As a test I added a new file to the account via the OneDrive web page, datasync center promptly recognised the change and downloaded the file, the status icon changed to the blue cloud and stayed that way - permanently showing "Synchronization in progress". I'm not sure how long the other accounts have been like that.
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Re: Continuously syncing?

Postby martinb » Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:56 am

I solved my issue.

I deleted and recreated my sync jobs and they now go back to showing the green tick after any sync activity.

A week or so before I noticed the issue google had suggested an article about Microsoft having completed its rollout of delta sync for one drive. I wondered if was related - that's why I tried deleting and recreating the sync jobs. Could be just a coincidence, but it worked for me.
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