I'd like to keep my (macOS) home folder backed up. I'm using rclone exclusively for this.
I'm calling this command every 7 days, and I'm trying to make it as streamlined as possible.
Does this look like optimum settings? rclone copy -P ~/ GDrive: --fast-list --use-mmap --no-traverse
I'm basically just wanting to throw any and all files in my home folder up there, and I have those flags in place to reduce the heavy burden on Google Drive of checking file listings so often. Do my flags make sense? Does --no-traverse cancel out --fast-list? Should I do something else altogether?
I too have a similar question and haven't found too much info on mmap and buffer size.
I'd like to do the following:
I will run this overnight when there is no other use for the machine.
I've got 20 GB of ram and could easily use, what? maybe 80% of that if it would speed up the comparison and the transfer?
I plan to write a script that gets called every night at around 4am.
This is only one pretend line of a script that will cover 5 drives and a lot of directories.
The majority of the files and directories that I'll be backing up will rarely change - only when I add new files to them. I suppose I am trying to avoid re-writing files that don't need it so I was thinking that a quick name check would suffice.
My desktop is probably the only one (I am thinking) that will sync. I figure if I have finished working on a file (either on my desktop or laptop) and then file it into documents it will get backed up to documents and then the file will be removed from the desktop across both machines. Does this sound right or am I going about this he wrong way?
So the workflow would be to finish working on a doc or project and move it into the folder system (off of the desktop). Then over night I'd sync the desktop across 2 machines using rclone sync and then use rclone copy to move any new files into the cloud that I've moved off of the desktop and into permanent folders.