~50M/s gDrive speed on a gigabit connection. Can I improve this?

What is the problem you are having with rclone?

40-50M/s upload

What is your rclone version (output from rclone version)

rclone v1.50.2

  • os/arch: linux/amd64
  • go version: go1.13.6

Which cloud storage system are you using? (eg Google Drive)

Google Drive

The command you were trying to run (eg rclone copy /tmp remote:tmp)

rclone -P --drive-chunk-size=1G copy /mnt/d/Other2.zip GDrive-MannyBest:misc/

The rclone config contents with secrets removed.

 cat /home/LAPTOP/.config/rclone/rclone.conf
type = drive
client_id = 444929602127-q04vprhfn5k1h0ic6ar1tf04kivfk6gr.apps.googleusercontent.com
client_secret = 
scope = drive
token = {

A log from the command with the -vv flag

$ rclone -P -vv --drive-chunk-size=1G copy /mnt/d/Other2.zip GDrive-MannyBest:misc/
2021/11/18 22:10:44 DEBUG : rclone: Version "v1.50.2" starting with parameters ["rclone" "-P" "-vv" "--drive-chunk-size=1G" "copy" "/mnt/d/Other2.zip" "GDrive-MannyBest:misc/"]
2021/11/18 22:10:44 DEBUG : Using config file from "/home/LAPTOP/.config/rclone/rclone.conf"
2021-11-18 22:10:44 DEBUG : Other2.zip: Need to transfer - File not found at Destination
2021-11-18 22:10:45 DEBUG : Other2.zip: Sending chunk 0 length 1073741824
2021-11-18 22:11:05 DEBUG : Other2.zip: Sending chunk 1073741824 length 1073741824

This is a 417G file, in theory my gigabit connection is asynchronous with 940M/bs down. This is running on Ubuntu 20.04 focal(on the Windows Subsystem for Linux), plugged in with an ethernet cable.

The output is in MB/s not Mb/s so 40-50MB/s is not too bad at all based on your rated speed.

You have an old version as well as you want to update that and retest.

Thanks, I will update but having tried other switches such as

rclone move --verbose --transfers 4 --checkers 8 --contimeout 60s --timeout 300s --retries 3 --low-level-retries 10 --stats 1s /path/to/data GDrive:path/to/data

and only got half the speed as before but its a different day now and my speed is best effort anyways so I won't worry about it. Marking as solved.

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