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OneDrive for Business - SharePoint RRS feed

  • Question

  • Do you need to know SharePoint in order to setup OneDrive for Business properly or OneDrive for Business setup is as easy as Dropbox Business?
    • Edited by kungpow112 Saturday, October 19, 2019 8:19 AM
    Saturday, October 19, 2019 8:16 AM

Answers

  • Of course it's good to have information about SharePoint Online for deep troubleshooting and advanced administrative processes, since OneDrive is kind of a subsite of it.

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    What kind of deep troubleshooting? Can you please provide an example or two?

    Regarding advanced administrative processes, can you please provide an example or two?

    The deep troubleshooting is a bit concerning. Are you saying if OneDrive for Business sync or something becomes problematic, troubleshooting will be extremely difficult compared to Dropbox Business?

    Nothing is "extremely difficult" with OneDrive or its sync process. It's one of the most straightforward tools/services of Office 365 with a quite user-friendly UI, and nothing should be considered "concerning" at all.

    When it comes to managing a tool or service in the IT universe, it's the best approach to continuously search, read and learn about it, the updates/improvements it gets, and the other tools it's related to. I mean, you won't need expert-level SharePoint Online knowledge to administer or troubleshoot OneDrive, but it won't hurt to know and keep learning about it either.

    Let's say, if the default sharing levels aren't enough for a user, you might need to search and learn about the permission levels in SharePoint Online generally. If a user would like to integrate a flow or something through their OneDrive, you might need to search and read a few articles about how flows work in SharePoint Online and OneDrive, and such. These aren't common scenarios which you'd have to face very often anyway.

    Other than these, you simply launch OneDrive, sync the folders you want, and it would be all set by a few clicks. If sync is broken for some reason, you can check out the following article to troubleshoot it, etc.

    https://support.office.com/en-us/article/fix-onedrive-sync-problems-0899b115-05f7-45ec-95b2-e4cc8c4670b2



    Sunday, October 20, 2019 8:22 AM

All replies

  • It is as easy as Dropbox. You have to setup your client, log in to O365 sync will do the rest. Then you can work with your files from the desktop.
    Saturday, October 19, 2019 9:04 AM
  • Hi kungpow112,

    As C. Christoff has already suggested, it's quite simple and straight-forward to get started with OneDrive. Of course it's good to have information about SharePoint Online for deep troubleshooting and advanced administrative processes, since OneDrive is kind of a subsite of it.

    You can have a good look into either of the articles linked below which is suitable for your company for more and general information:

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/onedrive/one-drive-quickstart-small-business

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/onedrive/plan-onedrive-enterprise

    Regards,
    Burak V.

    Saturday, October 19, 2019 1:27 PM
  • It is as easy as Dropbox. You have to setup your client, log in to O365 sync will do the rest. Then you can work with your files from the desktop.
    When you say it is as easy as Dropbox, does this mean you don't need to touch any SharePoint back end stuff or configure anything on SharePoint?
    Saturday, October 19, 2019 5:39 PM
  • Of course it's good to have information about SharePoint Online for deep troubleshooting and advanced administrative processes, since OneDrive is kind of a subsite of it.

    What kind of deep troubleshooting? Can you please provide an example or two?

    Regarding advanced administrative processes, can you please provide an example or two?

    The deep troubleshooting is a bit concerning. Are you saying if OneDrive for Business sync or something becomes problematic, troubleshooting will be extremely difficult compared to Dropbox Business?

    Saturday, October 19, 2019 5:47 PM
  • Of course it's good to have information about SharePoint Online for deep troubleshooting and advanced administrative processes, since OneDrive is kind of a subsite of it.

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

    What kind of deep troubleshooting? Can you please provide an example or two?

    Regarding advanced administrative processes, can you please provide an example or two?

    The deep troubleshooting is a bit concerning. Are you saying if OneDrive for Business sync or something becomes problematic, troubleshooting will be extremely difficult compared to Dropbox Business?

    Nothing is "extremely difficult" with OneDrive or its sync process. It's one of the most straightforward tools/services of Office 365 with a quite user-friendly UI, and nothing should be considered "concerning" at all.

    When it comes to managing a tool or service in the IT universe, it's the best approach to continuously search, read and learn about it, the updates/improvements it gets, and the other tools it's related to. I mean, you won't need expert-level SharePoint Online knowledge to administer or troubleshoot OneDrive, but it won't hurt to know and keep learning about it either.

    Let's say, if the default sharing levels aren't enough for a user, you might need to search and learn about the permission levels in SharePoint Online generally. If a user would like to integrate a flow or something through their OneDrive, you might need to search and read a few articles about how flows work in SharePoint Online and OneDrive, and such. These aren't common scenarios which you'd have to face very often anyway.

    Other than these, you simply launch OneDrive, sync the folders you want, and it would be all set by a few clicks. If sync is broken for some reason, you can check out the following article to troubleshoot it, etc.

    https://support.office.com/en-us/article/fix-onedrive-sync-problems-0899b115-05f7-45ec-95b2-e4cc8c4670b2



    Sunday, October 20, 2019 8:22 AM

  • Hi kungpow112,

    If the reply is helpful to you, you could mark the reply as answer. Thanks for your understanding.

    Best regards,

    Sara Fan

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    Monday, October 21, 2019 2:21 AM
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  • OneDrive has a 15GB file size limit and a lot of file/folder naming restrictions on characters that cannot be used.

    Dropbox has no file size limit and same file/folder naming restriction as the operating system.

    How do you deal with OneDrive 15GB file size limit? That seems like a huge issue.

    If you have 1 million files, there is a high chance that a lot of files won't meet the OneDrive file/folder naming restrictions. How do you deal with this?
    Monday, October 21, 2019 6:57 PM
  • Hi kungpow112,

    OneDrive for Business library does not support file over 15 GB. It is a service limit.

    I'd like to invite you to submit this idea at our User Voice or vote for this similar idea which is submitted by another customer. Many features have been designed or upgraded based on customers’ comments. Your understanding is highly appreciated.

    And we also cannot overcome the file name restrictions. It is designed by OneDrive.

    More reference:

    Invalid file names and file types in OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, and SharePoint.

    https://support.office.com/en-us/article/invalid-file-names-and-file-types-in-onedrive-onedrive-for-business-and-sharepoint-64883a5d-228e-48f5-b3d2-eb39e07630fa

    Best regards,

    Sara Fan


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    Click here to learn new features. Visit the dedicated forum to share, explore and talk to experts about SharePoint Server 2019.

    Tuesday, October 22, 2019 9:01 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi kungpow112,

    If the reply is helpful to you, you could mark the reply as answer. Thanks for your understanding.

    Best regards,

    Sara Fan

    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they helped. If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    SharePoint Server 2019 has been released, you can click here to download it.
    Click here to learn new features. Visit the dedicated forum to share, explore and talk to experts about SharePoint Server 2019.

    Wednesday, October 23, 2019 2:45 AM
    Moderator

  • OneDrive for Business library does not support file over 15 GB. It is a service limit.

    I'd like to invite you to submit this idea at our User Voice or vote for this similar idea which is submitted by another customer. Many features have been designed or upgraded based on customers’ comments. Your understanding is highly appreciated.

    And we also cannot overcome the file name restrictions. It is designed by OneDrive.

    Best regards,

    Sara Fan

    Where do you store the email PST archive files that are over 15GB if you are using OneDrive? Dropbox doesn't have any file size limit and the archive PST can go into Dropbox no problem.
    Friday, November 1, 2019 5:50 PM