Files ignored by rclone


#1

I’ve been using rclone daily to backup my files and it’s been great so far.
However, today I realized that some files are been ignored by rclone, that’s it, they are not been transferred from Google Drive to my hard disk as requested by the command. I managed to upload these files to Google Drive from one computer, but cannot download them back. As far as I can see there is not any specific reason to ignore this files.
The command that I normally use is:
rclone sync “remote:Documents” “/home/bs/Documents/” -u -v

I appreciate any help.


#2

Can you paste a log with -vv of the transfer, or put it somewhere I can see it - it will be easy for me to tell what is going on then!


#3

Sorry about my trivial question:
Does rclone create a log file? If not, how can the output be directed to a file?


#4

Take a look at these command options, in the documentation:

--log-file
--log-level

Here: rclone.org/commands


#5

Please follow the link to the log file:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1uu8Ui4dYIJnLF4NzlgOsaMhCGSyPkN5m/view?usp=sharing


#6

Thanks!

I can see that the -u flag is causing these to be skipped

2018/03/14 06:51:27 DEBUG : aulas/aulas-graduacao/aulas_teoricas/bmm121/2017/morfologia/morfologia.snm: Destination is newer than source, skipping
2018/03/14 06:51:27 DEBUG : aulas/aulas-graduacao/aulas_teoricas/bmm121/2017/morfologia/morfologia.synctex.gz: Destination is newer than source, skipping
2018/03/14 06:51:27 DEBUG : aulas/aulas-graduacao/aulas_teoricas/bmm121/2017/morfologia/morfologia.tex: Destination is newer than source, skipping
2018/03/14 06:51:27 DEBUG : aulas/aulas-graduacao/aulas_teoricas/bmm121/2017/morfologia/morfologia.toc: Destination is newer than source, skipping
2018/03/14 06:51:27 DEBUG : aulas/aulas-graduacao/aulas_teoricas/bmm121/2017/morfologia/morfologia.out: Destination is newer than source, skipping
2018/03/14 06:51:27 DEBUG : aulas/aulas-graduacao/aulas_teoricas/bmm121/2017/morfologia/morfologia.pdf: Destination is newer than source, skipping
2018/03/14 06:51:27 DEBUG : aulas/aulas-graduacao/aulas_teoricas/bmm121/2017/morfologia/morfologia.aux: Destination is newer than source, skipping
2018/03/14 06:51:27 DEBUG : aulas/aulas-graduacao/aulas_teoricas/bmm121/2017/morfologia/morfologia.nav: Destination is newer than source, skipping
2018/03/14 06:51:27 DEBUG : aulas/aulas-graduacao/aulas_teoricas/bmm121/2017/morfologia/morfologia.log: Destination is newer than source, skipping

And that this file won’t be uploaded because the file name contains control characters

2018/03/14 06:55:33 NOTICE: Local file system at /home/bs/Documents: Can't store file with control characters: "papers/polyphosphate/grillo-puertas2016-PhoB activation in non-limiting phosphate\ncondition by the maintenance of high\npolyphosphate levels in the stationary phase\ninhibits biofilm formation in Escherichia coli.pdf"

Otherwise things look normal!

Which files are missing?

What happens if you run rclone check "remote:Documents" "/home/bs/Documents/"?


#7

As far as I can tell these particular missing files were not transferred because of -u or to bad names. I can’t reproduce the failure now because these were important files that I eventually imported them into my HD by other means. I will contact you if this happen again.
Thank you for your time and for providing this great tool.


#8

OK, no worries and thanks!