Looking to improve the speed and efficiency of my setup

What is the problem you are having with rclone?

What is the problem you are having with rclone?
Slow response to fast forwarding and rewinding in plex.
What i would like to do is make the setup more efficient and faster if possible. I know there are certain limitations when using cloud storage, however i would like to make it as quick as possible. I do run this on a rack server and have access to a decent amount of storage that i can use as a cache if necessary.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

What is your rclone version (output from rclone version)

rclone v1.48.0

  • os/arch: windows/amd64
  • go version: go1.12.3

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

Windows 10 64bit

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)

mount gdrive4k: M: --config "C:\Users\John\.config\rclone\rclone.conf" --allow-other --dir-cache-time 72h --vfs-read-chunk-size 64M --buffer-size 2G --fast-list

mount gdrivetvm: O: --config "C:\Users\John\.config\rclone\rclone.conf" --allow-other --dir-cache-time 72h --vfs-read-chunk-size 64M --buffer-size 1G -vv

The rclone config contents with secrets removed.

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

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

A log from the command with the -vv flag

Paste  log here


that is very old version of rclone.
since then there have been major updates to the VFS, including the use of sparse files.
update here https://rclone.org/downloads/#script-download-and-install

for streaming media with plex
enable https://rclone.org/commands/rclone_mount/#vfs-cache-mode-full

--allow-other does nothing on windows
--fast-list does nothing on a mount.

I really appreciate the feedback. For the vfs cache mode you mentioned, would that replace this --vfs-read-chunk-size, or be in addition to it. I was also testing a setup on windows server 2019 with the newest version of rclone and still had these issues, so i figured there were some changes I could make to make it better. Should I change any of the chunk sizes?

in addition to it.

also, this is from a fellow rcloner, about tweaks for plex.

try all the suggestions and test.

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