Onedrive for Business limits maximum path (not file) length to 400 chars. When used with the crypt backend, the max length is further reduced to the point where I can't upload a large number of files.
I'm wondering if others have run into this and thought about solutions. One approach would to write a "shortening" backend that would convert back and forth between pathnames and files shortened to say, 8 chars. Like URL shorteners, a database could be maintained, say, in a clear text file stored in the remote's root. The remote would consist solely of a single flat directory with all pathnames shortened to files and stored on the root.
Has this been thought about or discussed? I'd be glad to make a more formal proposal and a contribution a few months down the line if there's interest.