When using the async batch mode option (
--dropbox-batch-mode async) on an
rclone mount using
--vfs-cache-mode minimal, does this mean that rclone will never check whether the file upload completed at all?
Background: I'm exploring backing a proxmox-backup-server repository (creates lots of <4MB objects) with an rclone mount (likely using
--vfs-cache-mode minimal) and considering options for the mount with hopefully better performance characteristics than ~2 objects/sec.
I notice that the current performance blocker appears to be the rate at which dropbox will commit new objects. Async batch mode eliminates this blocker, so I'd love to use it provided there'd be some detection (and ideally retry) of failed uploads from the mount.
I have also considered using
writethrough mode; however, writethrough mode doesn't seem to respect
--vfs-cache-max-size and I don't have a way to manage a potentially unbounded cache size. Ideally, writethrough would buffer objects until the cache size limit, then behave more like writeback until back under the cache size limit.
Away from the correctness question on the async batch mode, any other suggestions for alternative approaches to improve the new object commit rate would be appreciated.