Best way to zip up folders on remote?

What is the problem you are having with rclone?

Not a problem as such. I want to zip up (no compression) folders that are stored in remote (Google Drive) to reduce the file count. zip/tar/gz because Google Drive Web UI supports preview for those archives.

Run the command 'rclone version' and share the full output of the command.

- os/version: debian 11.6 (64 bit)
- os/kernel: 5.10.0-21-cloud-amd64 (x86_64)
- os/type: linux
- os/arch: amd64
- go/version: go1.20.2
- go/linking: static
- go/tags: none

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)

This is what I'm looking for... I heard of a piping based command, would like to know more and try that out.

The rclone config contents with secrets removed.

~$ rclone config show
Enter configuration password:

type = drive
client_id =
client_secret = 
token = 
team_drive = x
root_folder_id = 

type = crypt
remote = Gdrive:folderpath
password = x
password2 = x-x

Any help here? :slight_smile:

hello and welcome to the forum,

zipping files using rcat and other techniques have been discussed in the forum a number of times.

or could run rclone mount and use any zip tool.

the files that you want to zip, are they from GDrive or rGDrive?
if from rGDrive, then filenames are crypted, and i would assume the gdrive web ui would not be of much use?

I did check the rcat link but didn't see any example that fit my use case. The article seems like a stubby.

Can I zip up 100+gib folders using rclone mount on a computer with just 15gb local disk? How is caching handled? (Computer has 10+gbps internet though)

do not think so.

could rent a cheap cloud vm from gdrive, run rclone mount on that.

I think outgoing traffic from Gcloud VM to Gdrive is free of charge.

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