I enabled Ubuntu One in 11.04 and marked my Documents folder for sync. Now, it's very slugish (which was mentioned here already), managed to upload only 160 MB in 5 days (it's a disaster IMO). Anyway, apart from being so slow, U1 fills my
/tmp with the files to be synced (
/tmp/tmpYemldG etc.), which makes my root partition to run out of space.
The folder to sync is about 3.5 GB and all that is copied to
/tmp. Why U1 doesn't sync "in place" doing compression on-the-fly? If I had, say 20 GB to sync, U1 would attempt to copy all of it to
Can I limit the amount of data copied to
/tmp? While U1 is so terribly slow it doesn't really need more than it can handle. Even if the files to be synced have to be deflated to disk (which I doubt), this should be a small cache not the whole thing.