Speedier syncing of iCloud Drive
OS X Server 5’s Caching service has a new feature that’s easily overlooked because it has no visible controls in the management app. However, if you’re a heavy user of iCloud Drive, especially if it’s to move very large files from your iMac to a MacBook before you head out with the latter, this feature stands to save you a lot of time – and possibly internet bandwidth, too – on waiting for things to sync up to iCloud and then back to your other devices. That’s because the Caching service now automatically caches some personal data from iCloud for use by devices on your local network. Just as there’s little mention of this in OS X Server itself, there’s also little documentation about it besides a brief mention at http:// apple.co/1NeToU0. You can see how much disk space cached iCloud data takes up in the Caching service’s capacity bar.