How to prevent rclone from downloading files?

What is the problem you are having with rclone?

Mounting with rclone freezes when I browse my files. Presumably because it tries to download them. I disabled thumbnail generation, but it still freezes when I open a folder full of videos and downloads stuff apparently.

It has been like this since I started using rclone and often just freezes in my documents folder, too. (not many files, just a few 10KB documents..) So I have to kill the process and run the batch file to mount again, boom it works.

What is your rclone version (output from rclone version)

all versions of rclone

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

jottacloud, mega, opendrive, .. webdav.. google drive.. crypt.. all

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

C:\rclone.exe mount jottacloud: K: --volname \\secret\ --vfs-cache-mode full --cache-dir C:\rclone\cache\

A log from the command with the -vv flag

2021/11/23 22:13:08 DEBUG : Videos/series/.../video.mkv: multi-thread copy: stream 2/4 (272171008-544342016) size 259.562M starting

this for every file that is in the folder.

hi,

  • what is the most recent version of rclone?
    post the output of rclone version
  • what are you using to browse the files?
  • not sure about jottacloud so best to test using gdrive.
  • need to see a full debug log, or at least the top 100 lines.
    make sure to enclose it with three backticks so the log looks like this.
2021/11/23 10:06:08 DEBUG : rclone: Version "v1.57.0" starting with parameters ["C:\\data\\rclone\\scripts\\rclone.exe" "sync" "B:\\rclone\\vss\\data_files_wasabi_en07-data-crypt_20211123.100606\\data" "wasabi_en07-data-crypt:en07data//data/rclone/backup" "--backup-dir=wasabi_en07-data-crypt:en07data//data/rclone/archive/20211123.100606" "--stats=0" "--fast-list" "--s3-no-check-bucket=true" "--exclude-from=c:\\data\\rclone\\scripts\\rr\\data\\exclude.txt" "--log-level=DEBUG" "--log-file=C:\\data\\rclone\\logs\\data_files_wasabi_en07-data-crypt\\20211123.100606\\rclone.log" "--config=C:\\data\\rclone\\scripts\\rclone.conf" "--ask-password"]
2021/11/23 10:06:08 DEBUG : Creating backend with remote "B:\\rclone\\vss\\data_files_wasabi_en07-data-crypt_20211123.100606\\data"
2021/11/23 10:06:08 DEBUG : Using config file from "C:\\data\\rclone\\scripts\\rclone.conf"
2021/11/23 10:06:08 DEBUG : fs cache: renaming cache item "B:\\rclone\\vss\\data_files_wasabi_en07-data-crypt_20211123.100606\\data" to be canonical "//?/B:/rclone/vss/data_files_wasabi_en07-data-crypt_20211123.100606/data"
2021/11/23 10:06:08 DEBUG : Creating backend with remote "wasabi_en07-data-crypt:en07data//data/rclone/backup"
2021/11/23 10:06:08 DEBUG : Creating backend with remote "wasabi_en07-data-crypt_remote:en07.data.crypt/u1538dp9419lbg721ut4n6r4i0/58faqsuggu22ctl3o44q21e0ug/vplun6pmri0mr96fadebs0mm0s/ebue23o4ems817a5kdmjh5ureg"
2021/11/23 10:06:08 DEBUG : wasabi_en07-data-crypt_remote: detected overridden config - adding "{Dn7qA}" suffix to name
2021/11/23 10:06:09 DEBUG : fs cache: renaming cache item "wasabi_en07-data-crypt_remote:en07.data.crypt/u1538dp9419lbg721ut4n6r4i0/58faqsuggu22ctl3o44q21e0ug/vplun6pmri0mr96fadebs0mm0s/ebue23o4ems817a5kdmjh5ureg" to be canonical "wasabi_en07-data-crypt_remote{Dn7qA}:en07.data.crypt/u1538dp9419lbg721ut4n6r4i0/58faqsuggu22ctl3o44q21e0ug/vplun6pmri0mr96fadebs0mm0s/ebue23o4ems817a5kdmjh5ureg"
2021/11/23 10:06:09 DEBUG : fs cache: switching user supplied name "wasabi_en07-data-crypt_remote:en07.data.crypt/u1538dp9419lbg721ut4n6r4i0/58faqsuggu22ctl3o44q21e0ug/vplun6pmri0mr96fadebs0mm0s/ebue23o4ems817a5kdmjh5ureg" for canonical name "wasabi_en07-data-crypt_remote{Dn7qA}:en07.data.crypt/u1538dp9419lbg721ut4n6r4i0/58faqsuggu22ctl3o44q21e0ug/vplun6pmri0mr96fadebs0mm0s/ebue23o4ems817a5kdmjh5ureg"
2021/11/23 10:06:09 DEBUG : Creating backend with remote "wasabi_en07-data-crypt:en07data//data/rclone/archive/20211123.100606"
2021/11/23 10:06:09 DEBUG : Creating backend with remote "wasabi_en07-data-crypt_remote:en07.data.crypt/u1538dp9419lbg721ut4n6r4i0/58faqsuggu22ctl3o44q21e0ug/vplun6pmri0mr96fadebs0mm0s/liigm7fdonh9ek3p5g2bvri3q0/a4g835n3ma4v18rmk0bpdr6fi8"
2021/11/23 10:06:09 DEBUG : wasabi_en07-data-crypt_remote: detected overridden config - adding "{Dn7qA}" suffix to name
2021/11/23 10:06:09 DEBUG : fs cache: renaming cache item "wasabi_en07-data-crypt_remote:en07.data.crypt/u1538dp9419lbg721ut4n6r4i0/58faqsuggu22ctl3o44q21e0ug/vplun6pmri0mr96fadebs0mm0s/liigm7fdonh9ek3p5g2bvri3q0/a4g835n3ma4v18rmk0bpdr6fi8" to be canonical "wasabi_en07-data-crypt_remote{Dn7qA}:en07.data.crypt/u1538dp9419lbg721ut4n6r4i0/58faqsuggu22ctl3o44q21e0ug/vplun6pmri0mr96fadebs0mm0s/liigm7fdonh9ek3p5g2bvri3q0/a4g835n3ma4v18rmk0bpdr6fi8"
2021/11/23 10:06:09 DEBUG : fs cache: switching user supplied name "wasabi_en07-data-crypt_remote:en07.data.crypt/u1538dp9419lbg721ut4n6r4i0/58faqsuggu22ctl3o44q21e0ug/vplun6pmri0mr96fadebs0mm0s/liigm7fdonh9ek3p5g2bvri3q0/a4g835n3ma4v18rmk0bpdr6fi8" for canonical name "wasabi_en07-data-crypt_remote{Dn7qA}:en07.data.crypt/u1538dp9419lbg721ut4n6r4i0/58faqsuggu22ctl3o44q21e0ug/vplun6pmri0mr96fadebs0mm0s/liigm7fdonh9ek3p5g2bvri3q0/a4g835n3ma4v18rmk0bpdr6fi8"
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Hi. Thanks for your reply. I fixed it by setting cache to writes instead of full. I think there wasn't any other log entry. It just decided to download all files in a folder that I opened, for an unknown reason.

This has been bugging me with EVERY cloud storage, in EVERY rclone version, for YEARS. Maybe I didn't understand what caching "full" does, but I am glad I can finally use it as intended and don't have to restart my mount every minute to interrupt a download I did not initiate.

Rclone doesn't download anything on it's own as you are requesting it either directly or indirectly via an application that you have running on your computer.

Full or writes would not change this behavior at all.

It's best to find out the cause / what application is doing it on your setup.

I see. Well, I have no idea what could be causing this, and always has been, apparently, on my laptop and desktop pc.

Besides, my rclone mount hasn't frozen a single time ever again since I stopped using full cache, and surely any interfering program that wants to download these files would do so regardless of whether caching is enabled in rclone? Or is that a wrong assumption?

In any case, I will try to keep an eye on it the next time I use a fresh Windows installation.

Correct, that is a wrong assumption.

rclone does not download anything on its own. Something has to request a file to be read. This can be a user, an application, a program, a service, Windows Explorer, etc.