Anyone know why drive.files.list spikes high every 2 hours and causes errors

What is your rclone version (output from rclone version)

rclone v1.56.0

Which OS you are using and how many bits (eg Windows 7, 64 bit)


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)

/usr/bin/rclone mount gcrypt: /JellyMedia/GMedia \
--allow-other \
--dir-cache-time 5000h \
--poll-interval 10s \
--bwlimit 83M \
--bwlimit-file 40M \
--tpslimit 5 \
--tpslimit-burst 1 \
--cache-dir=/JellyMedia/RcloneCache \
--drive-pacer-min-sleep 10ms \
--drive-pacer-burst 1000 \
--vfs-cache-mode full \
--vfs-cache-max-size 200G \
--vfs-cache-max-age 5000h \
--vfs-cache-poll-interval 5m \
--vfs-read-ahead 2G

Only you would know that based on what you have configured.

Looks like a scheduled job I'd imagine.

I found the problem. I have a script that runs every 2 hours to upload to google drive. I noticed using the tag --fast-list causes the problem. Is there anyway to slowly spread out the requests instead of all at once?

rclone move xxx gcrypt: --delete-empty-src-dirs --fast-list --min-age 2d --drive-stop-on-upload-limit --progress --transfers 15 --exclude *partial~ --exclude downloads/**

fast-list makes less API calls.

      --fast-list                            Use recursive list if available. Uses more memory but fewer transactions.

It's more likely your checkers/transfers are too high as you have 15 transfers. A log would be juicy to look at.

This is how you slow the transfers per second down.

  --tpslimit float       Limit HTTP transactions per second to this.