- an encrypted destination setup on Google Drive
- a local source
The local source only has files added to it; files are never modified or deleted. As a result of previous syncs, the destination already has 200k+ files.
I want to do a copy from source to destination the fastest way possible. I know I should use
--size-only but I’m wondering if there are other settings I can employee to speed up the copy. For example, I know the default settings might take time to list the files in the destination so I am wondering how to address that.
This is the command I have come up with so far:
rclone -v --size-only --fast-list --skip-links /source encrypted:destination/
Am I missing anything?
Looks fine. The defaults are generally good unless you have some reason to change them.
Cool. Thanks! I just want to optimize as much as possible since I’m only doing a one-way copy and don’t care about updating existing files.
You can add ignore-exisiting to prevent the files that are already there.
Got it. Thanks. I think I will use --ignore-times too. Files will never be touched after they have been copied and files on the destination will never be touched either.
If your files come in with a sensible modification time, then you could use
--min-age 1d which would save some scanning. Though drive is funny about accessing single files so it may not save mucn or any time.
You’d probably want to do a sync without
--min-age every now and again too just to make sure.
Thanks. I will have to do a few tests and see what works best.
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