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  1. theWindowsCow's Avatar
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    I justed posted this one the answer.microsoft.com, but I thought I re-post this here. It was driving me crazy how skydrive was and there were several post on the answer forums at Microsoft. I did some digging and I found the reason why Skydrive is so slow.

    I am using Windows 8 Pro and with the Skydrive 17.0.2003.1112 client

    Skydrive client seems to have a throttle.

    1. They are using HTTP upload.
    2. Limits are set in an ini file

    %localappdata%\Microsoft\SkyDrive\settings\ClientPolicy.ini

    Edit: my friend couldn't understand the post, as I will elaborate on this some more. Adding comments now.

    MaxClientMBTransferredPerDay = 131072 #Max client transfer in MegaBytes per day. It could be megabits, but standard convention is MB for Megabytes and Mb for megabits
    MaxClientRequestsPerDay = 500000 #I will assume this means how many times a day the Skydrive client can request upload/download
    NumberOfConcurrentUploads = 1 #how many uploads you can have going at 1 time.
    AllowUserOverrideOfConcurrentUploads = false #set to true to override the NumberOfConcurrentUploads setting

    Settings speak for themselves.

    I did not change anything in my ini file because I assume MS will ban your account. Anyone want to give it a try? My thought is through the Phone clients do not have a throttle.


    [full dump of the file]

    [PolicySettings]
    PolicyDocumentPollIntervalSeconds = 24134
    BackoffOnErrorsIntervalSeconds = 134
    PolicyDocumentPrefetchIntervalSeconds = 6134
    BackgroundPollShortIntervalSeconds = 314
    BackgroundPollLongIntervalSeconds = 88934
    UploadBatchMaxFolderCount = 50
    UploadBatchMaxDocumentCount = 50
    UploadBlockSizeKB = 1048576
    DownloadBlockSizeKB = 1048576
    MaxFileSizeBytes = 2147483647
    Tier1MaxFileSizeBytes = 262144000
    Tier1FileInclusionList = |doc|docm|docx|dot|dotm|dotx|odc|odp|ods|odt|pot|potm|potx|pps|ppsm|ppsx|ppt|pptm|pptx|rtf|vdw|vdx|vsd|vsdm|vsdx|vssm|vssx|vst|vstm|vstx|vsw|vsx|vtx|xla|xlam|xlm|xls|xlsb|xlsm|xlsx|xlt|xltm|xltx|xlw|
    MaxItemsInOneFolder = 150000
    LowVisibilityFileExclusionList = ~$*.*|*.laccdb|Desktop.ini|Thumbs.db|EhThumbs.db|.ds_store|Icon\r|.lock
    HighVisibilityFileExclusionList =
    DavUrlMatch = ^(?:http|https)://([a-zA-Z0-9])+\.([a-zA-Z0-9\-]+\.)*docs(-df|-bvt|-s3|-gd|-current|-dev)*\.live(-tst)*\.net(?:\:[0-9]*)?/(?'cid'(?:[A-Fa-f0-9]*))(?'path'(\/.*)?$)
    DocumentBackgroundPollIntervalSeconds = 3600
    DavUrlTemplate = https://d.docs.live.net/{hexcid}/{path}
    ShareUrlTemplate = https://skydrive.live.com/?cid={hexcid}&id={resourceid}&action=Share
    PathEncoding = UrlEncode
    OfficeProgID = Office.LocalSyncClient
    OfficeRegKey = HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0
    OfficeExcludeList = |
    WacUrlTemplate = https://skydrive.live.com/redir.aspx?cid={hexcid}&resid={ResourceID}&type=3&page=view
    MaxClientMBTransferredPerDay = 131072
    MaxClientRequestsPerDay = 500000
    NumberOfConcurrentUploads = 1

    AllowUserOverrideOfConcurrentUploads = false
    SkyApiURL = https://skyapi.live.net
    SkyDriveURI = https://by1.storage.msn.com/MyData/LiveFolders
    SkyDriveItemsURI = https://by1.storage.msn.com/Items/{ResourceID}
    SherlockEnabled = true
    SherlockURL = https://rtlc.live.com/Sherlock/v2/TransactionReport
    SyncHeartbeatEnabled = true
    SyncHeartbeatInterval = 60
    SyncVerificationEnabled = true
    SyncVerificationInterval = 720
    SyncProgressInterval = 60
    SyncTelemetryURL = http://wlepsi3.redmond.corp.microsoft.com/SyncDiag.ashx
    QosCollectionEnabled = true
    SkyDriveURIServiceName = by1.storage.msn.com
    SkyDriveURIAuthPolicy = MBI_SSL
    Last edited by theWindowsCow; 11-18-2012 at 02:03 PM.
  2. lomax_hjs's Avatar
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    Ah, that's why the upload of my files took more then a week. (55Gb of pics)
  3. theWindowsCow's Avatar
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    Yep I had the exact same issue.
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    I doubt that MS would punish you in some way for changing those settings, but I wouldn't mess with them. For example, the reason for the upload speed limit might be that SD has some sort of problem if the client tries to push files faster. Or the current SD can't really handle concurrent uploads from a client. I wouldn't ask for trouble by experimenting with those values.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jim_h View Post
    I doubt that MS would punish you in some way for changing those settings, but I wouldn't mess with them. For example, the reason for the upload speed limit might be that SD has some sort of problem if the client tries to push files faster. Or the current SD can't really handle concurrent uploads from a client. I wouldn't ask for trouble by experimenting with those values.
    You make some good points. There is a new Skydrive API that is out. Perhaps, that might shed some light on the scenario; as it will have to describe what limits it has. However, my bet is the Microsoft client will have higher limits that the API would provide.
    Last edited by Chris Parsons; 11-20-2012 at 09:56 AM.

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