How to uploads in to Google Drive with Rclone Mount

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What is the problem you are having with rclone?

I have rclone mount running with full cache mode but not exactly sure what I need to do to upload the files into gdrive?
I am using rsync to upload the files into gdrive but not sure if I am over complicating the process :slight_smile:

rsync -av /mnt/local/file1.txt /mnt/gdrive/

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

rclone v1.61.1

  • os/version: ubuntu 18.04 (64 bit)
  • os/kernel: 4.15.0-197-generic (x86_64)
  • os/type: linux
  • os/arch: amd64
  • go/version: go1.19.4
  • 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)


ExecStart=/usr/bin/rclone mount gdrive: /mnt/gdrive \
--dir-cache-time 5m \
--log-file /home/ezio/.docker/appdata/rclone/rclone.log \
--log-level INFO \
--umask 002 \
--rc \
--rc-addr \
--rc-no-auth \
--cache-dir=/mnt/.rclone_cache \
--vfs-cache-mode full \
--vfs-cache-max-size 7500G \
--vfs-fast-fingerprint \
--vfs-read-chunk-size 32M \
--vfs-write-back 1h \
--vfs-cache-max-age 1h \
--tpslimit 12 \
--tpslimit-burst 0 \
--bwlimit 8.5M \
--bind \
ExecStop=/bin/fusermount -uz /mnt/gdrive
ExecStartPost=/usr/bin/rclone rc vfs/refresh recursive=true --url _async=true


The rclone config contents with secrets removed.

type = drive
client_id = xxxx
client_secret = xxx
scope = drive
token = xxx
root_folder_id = xxx

A log from the command with the -vv flag

Paste  log here

using rclone mount, you can use any app/tool/utility you want.
it depends on your use-case.

another option is direct to cloud, using rclone copy, not rclone mount
rclone copy /mnt/local/file1.txt gdrive: -vv --dry-run

Thank you and that completely make sense :innocent:

One quick question :slight_smile:

If cache dir is on the same system where files are stored then files should transfer instantly? Reason I have asked because rclone is running locally on ssd and cache directory on samba share and data is also on samba share.

rsync -av /mnt/samba/data /mnt/gdrive

cache dir /mnt/samba/.rclone_cache
data dir /mnt/samba/data
gdrive /mnt/gdrive


there is a delay controlled by:
--vfs-write-back duration Time to writeback files after last use when using cache (default 5s)

Thanks for clarifying. Much appreciated.

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