Google Drive stop uploading at 14.5 GB

Hi forum,

I want to use rclone copy to copy as many files to my google drive as possible, but stop at 14.5 GB.

Is there any way to do this? I couldn't seem to find a flag for this.


hello and welcome to the forum,

that is a very small amount of data, should not be a problem to copy.

when you posted, there was a template of questions.
help us to help you and provide the answers.

Thanks for the reply, ok here is the template:

What is the problem you are having with rclone?

I don't know how to terminate upload if size of drive is greater than 15 gb

Run the command 'rclone version' and share the full output of the command.


  • os/version: ubuntu 20.04 (64 bit)
  • os/kernel: 4.19.104-microsoft-standard (x86_64)
  • os/type: linux
  • os/arch: amd64
  • go/version: go1.17.9
  • go/linking: static
  • go/tags: none

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 copy

The last two sections are irrelevant in this situation I think.

A more in depth description of my problem is this:
I have a free google drive account with 15 GB. Right now it is 11GB/15GB. I have a folder on my computer about 6 GB I want to transfer. But I don't want rclone to stop copying files at 15 GB. I want it to stop at 14.5 GB so I can have some breathing room.

If you would like to see the config I can post it for you. Right now I'm not so sure what the parts I need to remove are. Is it just client_secret?

Thanks asdffdsa

might try
--max-transfer=14.5G --cutoff-mode=cautious

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Oh, good idea. I'll make the max transfer 14.5-<current_size>. Thanks

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