--bwlimit config

Hi,

I was asked by my servers hosters to use less bandwidth. I tried to use the --bwlimit but it seems either I don’t use it as it should be either I don’t know how to read the iftop outputs :s

I added --bwlimit 100M in both .rclone.conf and my rclone scriptg (to move files to Amazon) but iftop still shows 200+ Mbps. Could you please tell me what’s wrong?

Heres my rclone.log

2017/01/25 18:57:05
Transferred:   3.367 GBytes (18.992 MBytes/s)
Errors:                 0
Checks:                 1
Transferred:            1
Elapsed time:      3m1.5s
Transferring:
 * ....xxxxx: 14% done, 4.877 MBytes/s, ETA: 19m32s
 * ....xxxxx: 10% done, 3.103 MBytes/s, ETA: 35m39s
 * ...xxxxx:  5% done, 6.594 MBytes/s, ETA: 2m34s
 * ...xxxxx: 89% done, 2.561 MBytes/s, ETA: 26s
2017/01/25 19:06:06 Starting bandwidth limiter at 100MBytes/s

Okay, got it as reading my post… rClone deals with MB and iftop with Mb. I guess this is the reason why I couldn’t understand it.

Yes that is it. Divide by 8 to go from MByte/s to Mbit/s

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200 Mbps = 25 megabytes / second
100 M = 100 megabytes / second