Does rclone have a flag to support compression

I'm looking to speed up the transfer of large files. Does rclone have a flag to compress on upload and uncompress on download while transferring? like gzip.


Not yet, but there is a project in the works to enable this via a compression-remote.

You either have to wait for that - or script it yourself (not so hard to do on the upload, but having it be transparent during download is probably not going to happen until this is done).

Which storage backend are you using?

In general the cloud providers don't support doing compressed uploads to save bandwidth.

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Sorry for the delayed response. its Azure Blob storage

Not currently... It would be nice to support Content-Encoding: gzip for s3/azure blob/swift/etc but I haven't done that yet.