[Owncloud] ownCloud Client 1.4.0. setup not possible to complete on windows

Thomas Müller thomas.mueller at tmit.eu
Mon Sep 9 08:08:26 UTC 2013

Should go into https://github.com/owncloud/mirall/issues


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Von: Michael <mike at draftx.net> 
An: "owncloud at kde.org Mailinglist" <owncloud at kde.org> 
Betreff: Re: [Owncloud] ownCloud Client 1.4.0. setup not possible to complete on windows 
Please submit to the bugtracker here:
Thank you for the detailed information. You can get your issue triaged and remediated there.

On Sat, Sep 7, 2013 at 5:00 PM, Bjorn Madsen <bjorn.madsen at operationsresearchgroup.com> wrote:
OCclient 1.4.0. can no longer be setup on windows without "Your entire account will be synced to the local folder 'C:\....."

So for all the users I have which have 1-5 Tb of data, they will have to download the whole thing to their devices (which the data doesn't fit on). 

I have just followed a user who tried to setup his account with:
1. download and install
2. launch the OC app.
3. press pause as soon as possible
4. Bang << memory corruption error csync thread terminated.
5. 2-3 seconds later, windows error message: "OC has stopped working windows is attempting to close the app".

I have just seen a user recreate the error that he cannot complete the setup of OC without crashing the OC app, and he wouldn't have any problems, if the default option did not force him to (now) download 4.9 terabyte of data before pausing the OC app. And he doesn't have 5Tb on his desktop.

So what was missed? 

His usage of OC:
1. put large files in a folder called "upload".
2. when sync completed, open OC web.
3. use the "move" app to move it to the storage location (which is not synced back to his workstation).
4. done.
Now he can't do that anymore.

Google drive has the sync option "Only sync some folders to this computer". Why doesn't OCclient?

Bjorn Madsen

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