Change in Google Drive API limits?

Using a service account that isn’t used much (along with --drive-impersonate), or with the main account, I’m getting a lot of this:

2018/10/23 09:09:51 DEBUG : pacer: Rate limited, sleeping for 8.886965944s (4 consecutive low level retries)
2018/10/23 09:09:51 DEBUG : pacer: low level retry 2/10 (error googleapi: Error 403: Rate Limit Exceeded, rateLimitExceeded)

Has something changed?

No, that’s your command you are using? That error means you are doing too many transactions per second and rclone is backing off.

Just rclone copy or rclone sync.

It does it even when I do --transfers 1

rclone uses many different backends. For Google, you want to limit it to no more than 10 transactions per second.

Mine move at night goes a bit lower since I have other stuff going on so I limit it like:

/usr/bin/rclone move /data/local/ gcrypt: --checkers 3 --fast-list --log-file /home/felix/logs/upload.log -v --tpslimit 3 --transfers 3 --drive-chunk-size 32M --exclude-from /home/felix/scripts/excludes --delete-empty-src-dirs