Google Drive TeamDrive as Source: 20,000-30,000 medium sized files (2-10 gb) in a single directory
Local Array as Destination
rclone command (using service accounts and a crypt remote):
rclone copy/sync src_crypt: dst: -v --tpslimit 6 --transfers 5 --drive-chunk-size 512M --max-transfer=550G --cutoff-mode=soft --log-file=rclone.log
I use the following command to copy files from Google Drive to my local remote, and most of the time (hours) is spent indexing and comparing files between src:dest, with a few minutes spent on actual file transfers. The result is files appearing like 8 hours later, than when they were first available.
What is the best way to get near instant file syncs between the two remotes?
I see there is
Would increasing these two help? What is the maximum I can increase it to without hitting TeamdriveAPI limits?
Is there maybe a more elegant way?
- Get rclone to print all files uploaded to gdrive
- Export list to local array
- Execute rclone to download only files on this list, rather than running copy/sync on the whole directory, avoiding the whole indexing/checksum process
when you posted, there was a template of quetions, none of which got answered.
a bit hard to give good advice.
take a full read of this topic
should not take eight hours. nothing close to that.
a debug log would show what is going on.
--- make sure to create a client id for gdrive.
--- should test using
Hey, I've read up on a few of the options and that thread you linked. So far --fast-list has made a major difference in cutting down runs to an hour. The other options didn't seem to make much of a difference, so thank you already.
The reason for all those questions is I guess I'm just confused what each option applies to even after reading the documentation.
--drive-pacer applies to the gdrive API
--checkers applies to the src/dest comparison, so transferring from local to local would also use this
--tpslimit float I am unsure what this is for. The description makes it sound like the same thing as drive-pacer
--- make sure to create a cliend id for gdrive.
I am using service accounts, and I am unsure what the API/transaction/pacer limits are for this type of account. Standard?
each use-case is different with many variable affecting overall performance.
if you plan to run this sync on a regular basis, i would run a set of tests, tweaking the flags values.
then you will have the optimized command
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