I'm an author and I am often working on quite large book files, say around 15Meg, in LibreOffice.
LibreOffice autosaves every few minutes, and I manually save too. When I'm producing graphics or PDFs, I might be creating new files and overwriting old ones more than once per minute as I find errors and then overwrite the old files. No, the answer isn't to only produce a PDF only once, because many errors only become apparent when you convert the ODT to a PDF and view the result. So I might create the 'same' PDF a dozen times before I'm happy with it. The same happens when I am creating PNG files from Inkscape.
U1 syncs immediately, so every time I save something, off it goes, uploading huge files over my mobile broadband connection and slowing my PC to a crawl. I end up having to disconnect U1. For me, U1 is a very handy file backup solution and an easy way to sync my desktop and laptop.
What I want is to be able to set the sync delay for U1. I don't want it to sync every time something changes, I want to, for example, have it sync every 30 minutes.
The only way I can think to do this now is have U1 work off a copy of my files that I rsync with a cron job every 30 minutes. But that means using double the disk space, which is ridiculous.
But it would be much nicer if U1 had a setting "number of minutes to wait before syncing a changed file".
Is it possible?