You need to do what Brian suggested for the other poster. I just added an action to my database on my elderly iPad 2 and synced. Done in 3 seconds, and I've got 1,196 projects and 15,682 actions in my database. Yes, a sync where the entire database needs to be rewritten back to the server will take an appreciable amount of time over a slow connection. With my use patterns, those syncs rarely happen at obtrusive times.