I want to format my mac so I needed to transfer a lot of files out of my computer. Hence, I placed 105 GB in my iCloud Drive(perhaps this makes me an optimist). Judging by the progress bar the transfer should be completed now and it went well until the end(of the progress bar, ridiculous that apple doesn’t give more information to experienced users regarding what the system is doing, we have to deal with a progress bar..). Now it shows 105GB out of 105GB uploaded but also “Uploading 89.825 files”. This files counter is going down, but too slow. It was 94.500 files 3 days ago. Sometimes it also gets stuck and I have to stop the bird process and restart my computer for it to work again. When it is working it seems to process 100-300 files every 15 minutes. By this rate it’s gonna take it 6 days to finish doing whatever it is doing, however, like I already explained this process keeps stopping.
Two questions arise:
Since it already shows 105 GB out of 105 GB, what is it doing with the files now? Why the countdown? Is it perhaps doing some sort of indexation?
Is there a way to make this process go faster? E.g. detecting local processes using the files I’m trying to upload that might be hindering the upload process, or cancelling the process and compressing folders with lots of subdirectories?
By the way I don’t want alternative solutions to my backup. I want it in iCloud.