Moving files from remote to remote outside of rclone

In my setup i sync a local folder with a remote SFTP server.

I am changing SFTP hosts soon and I wish to migrate my data without having to rclone sync to the new SFTP.

If i move the files directly rclone will see the changed modification date on the files and replace all of them.

is there a recommended way of doing this?

rclone should just update the modification times if they change rather than re-upload them.

But why not move them so that the modification times are preserved? Eg with rclone or rsync or tar?

Usually when i do a move like this i run rclone from the old SFTP server to the new one directly, not from where i usually sync from.

Are you saying this should work fine?

Yes that should work fine and preserve all the modification times.