Obsidian Sync is slow for large vaults (~7GB)


First of all thank you for the great product. Obsidian is a joy to use :).
Recently, I subscribed to Obsidian sync, as I migrate away from my previous note-taking app.

I am reluctant to call this a bug, but at the same time I can’t really not raise this in hopes this gets addressed or that I did something obviously wrong.

Steps to reproduce

Given a big enough vault (~7GB) the initial sync setup to a new device (Android is my case) is slow enough on both ends to make it a bit unusable. Especially, taking into account that, on the receiving end, it only syncs when the app is active.

Expected result

I expected the initial sync process to take a few hours.

Actual result

In my case, I left it running overnight and during the next day and it didn’t finish on the sending side.


  • Operating system: macOS Monterey; Android 10
  • Obsidian version: 0.12.19; 1.05

Additional information

Log-wise there were a couple of disconnect errors, but nothing that seemed obviously wrong. Let me know if, in order to provide specific information, I should retry this process again. I will be glad to do so. My attempt at this happened on the 2021/11/17-18.

Thank you!

I don’t think you did anything wrong. Keep uploading.

Alright will do :+1:

I can confirm sync worked great once the whole thing synched :+1: