Google drive settings


What is the problem you are having with rclone?

I want to check I have used the correct flags etc when setting this up so it doesn't use massive amounts of my hard drive It all mounts etc but don't want to to have the HDD full because I haven't used the correct amount.

I have a 200gb HDD in my set up and 12gm ram

What is your rclone version (output from rclone version) 1.56.2


Which cloud storage system are you using? (eg Google Drive)

Google drive

The command you were trying to run (eg rclone copy /tmp remote:tmp)

rclone mount gdrive: /home/apps/hhh/mount --vfs-cache-mode full --allow-other

The rclone config contents with secrets removed.

Not sure how to do this 

A log from the command with the -vv flag

Not sure how 


  • can you post the output of rclone version?
  • can you post the output of rclone config show, redact id/secret/password/token?
  • what do you plan to use the rclone mount for?
  • can can set a soft limit on the total size of the vfs cache
    --vfs-cache-max-size SizeSuffix Max total size of objects in the cache. (default off)
    " If using --vfs-cache-max-size note that the cache may exceed this size for two reasons. Firstly because it is only checked every --vfs-cache-poll-interval. Secondly because open files cannot be evicted from the cache."

dont know how to post or get output of rclone version

same for rclone config show

plex/jellyfin media playback

another option is not to use a vfs cache at all, by removing --vfs-cache-mode full from the command.
some rcloners such as @VBB and myself, do not use a vfs cache and thus no hard drive space...

You want to type in:

rclone version

and that will give you

felix@gemini:~$ rclone version
rclone v1.56.2
- os/version: ubuntu 20.04 (64 bit)
- os/kernel: 5.11.0-38-generic (x86_64)
- os/type: linux
- os/arch: amd64
- go/version: go1.16.8
- go/linking: static
- go/tags: none

Same thing for

rclone config show

but you need to remove any keys or secret information.

hhh@Plexvod:~$ rclone version
rclone v1.56.2

  • os/version: ubuntu 18.04 (64 bit)
  • os/kernel: 4.15.0 (x86_64)
  • os/type: linux
  • os/arch: amd64
  • go/version: go1.16.8
  • go/linking: static
  • go/tags: none

hhh@Plexvod:~$ rclone config show
type = drive
client_id = redacted
client_secret = redacted
scope = drive
token = redacted
team_drive = secret
root_folder_id =

Hopefullt this is right niw i have removed a lot of stuff.

Thanks if that works then ill remove the flag. I thought it had to have a cache mode to stop api bans etc but maybe i dont fully understand it.

fwiw, always best to use a few flags as possible and if needed add/tweak the flags.

i do not think it should be an issue as the defaults work well.

if you find that you have issues, then we can add/tweak the vfs flags, assuming that you choose to use the vfs cache.

the issue is when scanning a library the first time or when scanning for new media.
if you enable thumbnails, previews and other such features, jellyfin will have to fully download each and every media file.

would that be the same for plex? i have turned off a lot of features for plex and will do for jellyfin if needed as well.

if the above command i have used is best for plex and jellyfin then i will keep it as it is. i only have a 200gb hdd on this server i use for rclone and plex so didnt want to run out and same time dont wanna hit api daily limits either

for plex, disable

  • disable thumbnail previews
  • perform extensive media analysis during maintenance

i offered two ways to deal with that

  • limit the size of the vfs cache
  • do not use --vfs-cache-mode in the rclone mount command, which is what i do.

yes thank you i think ill drop the vfs command.

i have already disabled both in plex as well as i always do by default

on jellyfin I have disabled chapter image extraction and extract chapter during library scan.

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