Low speed in Opendrive (chunks)

What is the problem you are having with rclone?

First of all, hello everybody. It is the first time that I post. I am new in the forum.

During the last 5 months ago, I have noted a significant decrease in the upload speed when I try to upload my files using rclone to Opendrive(Ubuntu).

Before March, I uploaded my files in 7-8 hours, but now, the same files expend more than 2 days to be uploaded.

I have checked the speed with the server Phoenix, AZ and my upload speed is 43.51 Mbps.

I know that the speed of opendrive is limited but I think that something is wrong because it is so slow.

When I check the rclone command output, I have noted that it splits the file in chunks, and it expends a lot of time when finishes the first chunk and uploads the next chunk.

Thanks and best regards!

What is your rclone version (output from rclone version)


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

Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS (GNU/Linux 5.4.0-42-generic x86_64)

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


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

rclone --transfers=8 --checkers=4 --opendrive-chunk-size=16384k  -P copy /path/to/folder Name_server:path/to/folder

The rclone config contents with secrets removed.

type = opendrive
username = XXXXX
password = XXXXX

A log from the command with the -vv flag

2020/08/26 08:58:01 DEBUG : rclone: Version "v1.52.3-307-g29d6358f-beta" starting with parameters ["rclone" "--transfers=8" "--checkers=4" "--opendrive-chunk-size=16384k" "-P" "copy" "test.7z" "Name_server:Documents" "-vv"]
2020/08/26 08:58:01 DEBUG : Using config file from "/root/.config/rclone/rclone.conf"
2020/08/26 08:58:01 DEBUG : fs cache: adding new entry for parent of "test.7z", "/path/to/folder"
2020/08/26 08:58:02 DEBUG : Starting OpenDrive session with ID: XXXXXXX
2020-08-26 08:58:03 DEBUG : test.7z: Need to transfer - File not found at Destination
2020-08-26 08:58:06 DEBUG : test.7z: Uploading chunk 0, size=16777216, remain=108724737
Transferred:           16M / 119.688 MBytes, 13%, 848.665 kBytes/s, ETA 2m5s
Transferred:            0 / 1, 0%
Elapsed time:        21.4s
 *                                       test.7z: 13% /119.688M, 843.721k/s, 2m5s

Rclone has to wait for OpenDrive to process the chunk. If you make the chunks larger there processing takes longer so it doesn't really help.

You could try uploading a test file from somewhere else to see if it is to do with your internet connection.

Thanks for your answer.

I know that opendrive is slow but I don't know why now the speed is so slow (the time to process a chunk is high) meanwhile a few months ago, I didn't have this problem. My internet connection is good.

Apart of reduce the chunk size, is there any other way to increase the speed?

In my case, if I increase the size of the chunk, more time it expends to process the chunk. The chunk is uploaded faster but it takes a lot of time to upload the next chunk.

I am using rclone to upload files in opendrive. I don't know if for other servers it is work correctly.

Ouch. I read the title as OneDrive, kindly ignore.

I think is is probably the open drive servers being busier.

You can upload more files at once with --transfers quick helps with overall throughput.

You could also try at a different time of day.

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