Is local disk used in a remote session connected to Box?

What is the problem you are having with rclone?

In a remote ssh session from my local machine to our campus compute cluster, then using rclone on our compute cluster to connect to my Box account, would rclone have any need and/or opportunity to use any disk space on my local machine in order to transfer files from my Box storage to the cluster?


What is your rclone version (output from rclone version)

rclone version
rclone v1.49.3

  • os/arch: linux/amd64
  • go version: go1.12.9

Which OS you are using and how many bits (eg Windows 7, 64 bit)

local machine is ubuntu 16.04, 64 bit
campus cluster is Centos 6.5, 64 bit

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


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

rclone copy XXX:YYY ZZZ:WWW

The rclone config contents with secrets removed.

type = box
token = {"access_token":"<snipped>","token_type":"bearer","refresh_token":"<snipped again>","expiry":"2020-05-14T19:22:00.421475493-05:00"}

A log from the command with the -vv flag (eg output from rclone -vv copy /tmp remote:tmp)


When doing cloud to cloud transfers (in general) rclone doesn't use any local disk space and streams the data from one to the other.

There are a very small number of exceptions (eg Jottacloud in certain circumstances) but you'll be fine!

hello and welcome to the forum,
that version of rclone you are using is old, you might want to update rclone
curl | sudo bash

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