Does using rclone get you banned from Google Drive?

I was wondering if using rclone gets you banned from Google drive. I have been testing rclone it works perfect. This is my script that I am using for mounting:

rclone mount gcache: /gdrive/ --tpslimit 5 --allow-other --acd-templink-threshold 0 --stats 1s --buffer-size 0M --timeout 5s -- contimeout 5s --max-read-ahead 1G --drive-chunk-size 64M -vv &

rclone Version:

rclone v1.51.0
- os/arch: linux/amd64
- go version: go1.13.7

OS - Ubuntu 16.04 64bits

Cloud Storate - Google Drive

I will really appreciate any feedback or suggestions.

hello and welcome to to the forum

if your command is working, then you should not worry about it.
you can use the google api page to monitor your usage.


Do you think that after sometime google drive will ban my account? I read somewhere that is better to use Plexdrive so banning can be avoid. I am using rclone so I can share my BluRay rip collection that I have stored in Google Drive and I am using plex with a VPS.

Is it better to use rclone cache or rclone rcrypt? I don't want to risk my content and waste my efforts of ripping and uploading.

if you use a crypt remote, then google cannot see your files.

also, is there a specific reason you are using the cache backend?

I saw posts and googled best rclone settings for plex server. I tried many different mount settings and so far this was the best. Am I doing something wrong? Should I reconsider modifying my mount settings? if it is so, can you point me to the right direction, please?

if your setup works, let it be.

but i am pretty sure you do not need the cache when using google drive and plex streaming.

@calisro can confirm and comment.

Thank you for reply, yes it is working actually very well but my concern was about being banned by Google. Are my settings going to avoid banning? Should I change it to rclone crypt?

what kind of ban are you worried about?

banned for using too many api calls
banned for uploading copyrighted materials?

I would like to know how Google Ban accounts, this is my first time using rclone and mounting a Google Drive account for plex streaming.

Is it because he purchased it on ebay? Is it because he was streaming Copyrighted material? Too many api calls? I saw a post that a account was banned while playing a streaming.

what post?

  • google does not ban for streaming.
  • google will not be able to see copyrighted material if you crypt it.
  • i posted the quotes up above, if you exceed those limits you are prevent from using the service for a period of time. you have to use 1,000,000,000 api calls in 24 hours before that would happen.
    almost impossible to do.
    you would have to generate 11,574 api calls per second, every second, every hour for 24 hours non-stop. so i as pointed out, do not worry about it.

Cache isn't needed for that since long time ago. I don't use Plex but if you take a look at @Animosity022's scripts he also doesn't use it anymore.

I use rclone to mount google drive and it has been working pretty well with me, but there are absolutely some limitations. One that is not well known (google support was unaware of it) is a 750GB daily upload limit per user. I have a link to that, but the forum won't let me post it even as just text and not a hyperlink. Here is a human readable variant of it:

hello and welcome to the forum,

those limits are well known to most users.
that 750GB daily upload limit is documented here.

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