Google Drive Rate

I have a server that syncs to drive on a daily basis. The drive is full of data and takes forever to get past the reading phase when doing a copy. Even running “ls” takes forever and gets rate limited. Is there any way to speed things up or are low level retries the only way to keep things going?

Regarding taking forever on the reading phase I think the no traverse flag should help, but now I see you are syncing… so it seems it has to read everything to see what is there before copying new data.

rclone copy -v --no-traverse

the v is for verbose so you can see what it is doing

I just copy and move my data sync has proven dangerous for a person prone to typos and forgetting things like myself.