Copy Dropbox to local


I am migrating my data from Dropbox to my local storage. The data in Dropbox is encrypted, and I am using a command, but I think it's running quite slowly because it has to check what has been downloaded. The command I am using is as follows:

rclone copy DropboxCrypt: Local/ --transfers 15 --checkers 12 --tpslimit 12 --dropbox-batch-size 1000 --dropbox-batch-timeout 10s --progress --drive-chunk-size 32M --crypt-filename-encoding=base64

Is there any other way to do it faster and/or better?

Thank you.

Some quick comments:

  • common wisdom is to use --tpslimit 12 --tpslimit-burst 0 to avoid throttling
  • --transfers 15 --checkers 12 - probably better to remove it and use defaults - Dropbox throttles anyway. Trying to be fast can actually make everything slow
  • --drive-chunk-size 32M - is google drive flag....
  • --dropbox-batch-size 1000 --dropbox-batch-timeout 10s - not sure what is the purpose of not using default
  • --crypt-filename-encoding=base64 - what is the purpose of this flag here?

so all together:

rclone copy DropboxCrypt: Local/ --tpslimit 12 --tpslimit-burst 0

Unfortunately due to throttling Dropbox is not the fastest thing.

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Thank you very much. In the end, simplicity is the best... I had that command when I migrated from Drive to Dropbox, and it seems I've been using flags that are not suitable for my current situation. Again, thank you very much!


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