Here is my use case for Odrive. I have a computer at home with a few terabytes of family photos and videos and movies. I subscribed to Amazon Cloud Drive about 12 months ago to back up these precious files offsite. I did not want to manually move stuff around from local to cloud storage, so I started using ODrive at the same time (12 months ago) to automatically keep the local storage synched with the Amazon cloud storage. I also use Plex Media Server and mobile apps to browse my library from wherever I am.
I went on vacation this month and was visiting friends overseas. I wanted to show them some family pictures, so I went to Plex on my iPhone to browse my content. Nothing was available. Embarrassed, I told them I would send them pictures later. I get home from vacation to find that my entire folder that I had synched to Amazon Cloud Drive was replaced with file pointers (e.g. .cloudf for folders and .cloud for files). This just happened this month, as I was able to use Plex just a few weeks ago to watch a movie from my personal library.
Listen up guys, I am too busy to watch my library to make sure that Odrive is not doing things without my consent. I also had “Set Auto Unsync” to Never in the Odrive application on my computer. Something changed this month, where everything was unsynched without my knowledge or consent. Now I am busy redownloading everything again to local storage, but it is going to take at least a few days with my current ISP bandwidth. I am very frustrated right now, but glad my files are safe on Amazon Cloud Drive.