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Is the new deeper SkyDrive integration in Windows 8.1 suitable for syncing large files that have small changes applied to them often?

I am thinking about VM images or TrueCrypt volumes.

This would obviously require delta sync. No one wants to upload the whole disk image when a few bytes change. SkyDrive did not support delta sync before. Does it support this scenario now?

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I highly doubt that it supports delta sync. However, according to their FAQ you can't upload a file larger than 2GB to SkyDrive. Most VM images are probably going to be much larger than that.

UPDATE: Also, according to this post in the SkyDrive forums, TrueCrypt does not work with SkyDrive. You could manually upload the TrueCrypt container whenever it changes, but that obviously is not ideal.

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