Why you don't zip the files to upload?

When first installation, we have huge folders to upload.
These folders may hold over 1000+ files.
Isn’t it a better approach to zip these files, upload them to the cloud server, then extract them there.
I think this will save too much time, and bandwidth, and also it guarantees the files will reach the cloud complete without errors or missing/duplicating files due to corruptions that may happen at any time.

Every cloud provider has a different API, and most of them do not allow that kind of bulk transfers. You can upload an archive of these files, but extracting them there is almost impossible in most cases.

Also, not all the functionality is exposed to the outside clients. For example, Dropbox doesn’t expose more advanced sync methods (diff/delta for example) to 3rd party clients to keep their clients in a better position.

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