I havent been following rclone development for awhile now since everything is running very well. But tonight i decided to poke around the forum to see whats up and what i missed.I found that rclone can now do union which is very cool. Im still rocking plexdrive 4 + crypt rclone and plexdrive 5 + crypt rclone for my 4k content. (dont ask why i use both..lol..it just worked for my setup). But i want to simplify things. Last year i decided to give rclone vfs/cache a test try and it seemed to work well till i got the quotas ban from gdrive. Since i didnt have time to tweak and try again i moved back to my old working setup. But now im ready to give it a try and tweak what i need to make it work. My hope is for rclone to be the only piece of software i need to make everything work as well as it does now.
My current setup:
2 machines : hetzner (download box) , SoyouStart (Plex box) both Ubuntu server 18.04.3
Gsuite account currently encrypted but want to move to decrypted (is that ok?)
Processing In a nutshell...
- File gets processed by Sonarr/radarr
post-processing script is launch by Sonarr/radarr to convert file to mp4 if need and then rclone is l
launched to send it to gdrive followed by a request sent via autoplexscan to get file into plex.
Sonarr/Radarr are setup to unmonitor when file is no longer local. File
replacement is done manually if i need a new version/quality
rclone crypt + plexdrive mount (readonly)
second rclone mount RW for when i need to modify something
bandwidth: 250Mbit up and 250Mbit down
What i want to achieve:
Using rclone, mount and union with local path so i can manage quality changes via Sonarr/Radarr/Medusa. Mind you file would be sent right away to gdrive and not on a nightly job. So files need to appear in union mount in a decent amount of time after upload..
Only have a single rclone mount with proper configs to avoid ban. (with my current setup, i havent had a ban in over 2yrs)
From what i read about union, it only writes to a single drive, If i move files right away to gdrive after being processed by Sonarr/Radarr. How does file replacement work for those apps?I have recycle bin enabled in case it does a bad overwrite so i can recover files but if the gdrive portion is read only, the file wouldnt be able to be sent to the recycle bin.
Also Animosity022, i was poking around your Git and saw that you use mergerfs. Any reason why your not using Rclone union?
For the rclone mount on the Plex server Animosity022 systemd file for the mount seems to be the right starting point.
If i want to duplicate my data on another gdrive account, is it still worth while spinning up a GCP machine for the transfer using rclone or not anymore..want it to go as fast as possible. Also is there away now to not pass 750GB/24h? (rclone flag?)