I have a mobile account set up on my Lion server (10.7.1) that I access from two mac clients (an iMac and a MacBook Air) - I've only been doing this since Lion/Lion Server came out so I can't compare the performance with Snow Leopard.
The problem I'm seeing is very, very long times to sync from either client machine back to the server.
This applies to sync on log in and log out, as well as the regular syncs that take place while I'm logged in.
For example, before I went to bed last night, my iMac (mid 2010 27" i7 16GB RAM running Lion 10.7.1) started a home sync of 1.37GB total size.
When I got up this morning, around 10 hours later, the same sync was still going - now at "78 of 118 items - 1.37GB of 1.37GB - 83% complete".
It's not stuck, because I do see the name of the sync'd file changing every few minutes.
This is over a gigabit ethernet network. I have a similar problem when the MacBookAir tries to sync (usually over WiFi but I have tried once or twice with it connected by Ethernet to see if it made any difference - none).
It's getting to the point where I'm seriously considering abandoning mobile accounts, going back to local ones and just syncing a small subset of my files between the iMac and MacBookAir.
Has anyone else come across a problem like this? Found a solution?
Server: mid-2007 mac mini, 500GB 7200 rpm HDD, 4GB RAM running Mac OS X 10.7.1 Server
iMac: mid-2010 27" iMac, 256GB SSD, 16GB RAM running Mac OS X 10.7.1
MacBookAir: 2011 13" MacBookAir, 256GB SSD, 4GB RAM, running Mac OS X 10.7.1
Gigabit ethernet network
Good signal/data rates on Wifi
Mobile account size around 45GB