Is it pointless to have more --transfers than files to be transferred?


#1

Simple question, but I haven’t tested/noticed if this is true or not so I thought I might ask.

For instance if I were to do a rclone move of 1 or 2 files (say, a gigabyte or two in size), would there be a performance impact of any sort if I were to use 2 transfers vs 4 transfers (vs 20 transfers, etc.)?

I guess the same question could apply to checkers—it would be meaningless to have more checkers than files in the (remote) directory, right?

Thanks for clarifying.


#2

I guess this is pointless, yes.


#3

Mostly, but some remotes will chunk big files and transfer multiple parts at once (eg b2) so in this case it isn’t pointless.


#5

What other remotes do this besides b2? What about Google Drive?


#6

I can’t remember off the top of my head… I looked at the code, drive doesn’t though.