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Setting up OneDrive with massive amounts of data on multiple computers

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Setup Microsoft OneDrive on multiple computers.  I have a small office with 5 systems.  They currently have a NAS server with just over 250GB of data.  We are in the process of moving that data to Microsoft OneDrive.  They have purchased Office 365 and plan to use the same Office 365 login on each of their 5 systems that way OneDrive will be logged in using the same Microsoft user account.

I plan to copy the data from the NAS to the OneDrive folder location on computer #1. It will then upload to Microsoft OneDrive.  My question is instead of waiting for all 250GB to upload to OneDrive from computer #1 and then having to wait until all the data is downloaded to the OneDrive folders on the remaining #2-#5 computers, can I copy the files over the LAN to each computer (#2-#5) from the OneDrive folder located on computer #1.

I don't know if OneDrive on the supplement computers (#2-#5) will see those files as different and try to upload them giving them an appended file name like "version 1" "version 2" etc...

Or, do I just have to wait until all computers (#2-#5) download from the cloud,

Thanks for any insight.
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