Auto backup for photos taking very long time


I’m finding that the auto backup for photos from the My Cloud App on iOS to be very slow. Under activity, it currently states “6.6MB of 711.KB (1 items)”, 1 item is confusing when I know there are thousands of photos to upload and I’ve no idea what the file sizes mean!

I have my Photos set to “Optimise iPad Storage”, so I guess the App has to download a copy of each image before it can back up, but even so, the backup has been running for days and doesn’t seem to be making much progress.

Has anyone else seen this?