Whether or not to use encryption is currently my main quandary. The problem is, and please correct me if I'm wrong here, that encryption methods are not cross-compatible with different backup software, so once I make a commitment to encrypt TBs of data I cannot simply change software (e.g., rclone to Air Explorer or vice versa). This might be particularly a problem if I don't manage to solve my slow upload (and as it turns out also download) speed for individual files via rclone CLI.
Would it be possible to somehow decrypt filenames in Chrome, so that I could download via Chrome (and get max download speed)? Obviously, when I look into my gdrive in Chrome all the filenames are encrypted, so I don't know what's what. I can see the decrypted filenames in rclone CLI, rclone Browser or rclone mount, but as you know I get only about 20-25% of my upload/download...
Best I can figure at the moment is to move the files that I want to download to a separate folder with rclone Browser, download the files within that folder via Chrome, copy the files to a folder that I mount in rclone as an encrypted remote, then decrypt to another local folder/remote.
rclone mount gdrive: z: --vfs-cache-mode off and then drag&drop.This results in it the following error messages in rclone CLI:
2020/03/25 16:22:08 ERROR : Best settings for GD mount read speed- - question - rclone forum.url: WriteFileHandle: Truncate: Can't change size without --vfs-cache-mode >= writes
2020/03/25 16:22:08 ERROR : Best settings for GD mount read speed- - question - rclone forum.url: WriteFileHandle: ReadAt: Can't read and write to file without --vfs-cache-mode >= minimal
2020/03/25 16:22:13 ERROR : Best settings for GD mount read speed- - question - rclone forum.url: WriteFileHandle: Can't open for write without O_TRUNC on existing file without --vfs-cache-mode >= writes
Also, when I try to copy a larger file, like 2GB, with
rclone mount gdrive: z: --vfs-cache-mode writes I only get to see the Windows copy window for as long as the file is copied to cache. After that it disappears and when I click anything in Windows Explorer, the window freezes and I have to restart explorer.exe. Using
rclone mount gdrive: z: --vfs-cache-mode off doesn't have that problem, although the transfer is slow (but that's probably related to my other issue I mentioned).