(In reply to comment #0) > - don't write sync meta data to .config/syncevolution for PBAP, > because it always does a slow sync and needs no meta data. Done like this: commit 4d9a23e8a4c8107b3664f019dcba3a155c7cacbd Author: Patrick Ohly <email@example.com> Date: Tue Dec 4 15:38:03 2012 +0100 PIM + sync: write less data to disk (part of FDO #55921) Avoid writing config file changes to disk by enabling a new "ephemeral" mode for syncing via the PIM Manager. This mode is enabled via the sync mode parameter of the D-Bus API and from there passed through to the SyncConfig and local sync helper. It cannot be enabled in the config files (yet?). In this mode, config file changes are not flushed resp. discarded directly in the config nodes. This prevents writing to .ini files in ~/.config. The "synthesis" binfile client files are still written, but they get redirected into the session directory, which can (and should) be set to a temp file system and get deleted again quickly. Data dumps are turned off now in the configs created by the PIM Manager.