rclone will create an empty folder and then rclone will delete that folder after the dir cache expires.
i do not understand why rclone would create a empty folder and then arbitrarily delete it a few minutes later.
if i create a folder using cloudberry explorer, that folder never disappears; rclone can see it and copy files to it.
so it would seem rclone should be able to create a persistent empty folder.
What is your rclone version (output from rclone version)
Which OS you are using and how many bits (eg Windows 7, 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)
command does not matter, but in this case i am using a mount.
A log from the command with the -vv flag (eg output from rclone -vv copy /tmp remote:tmp)
not sure a log is needed, as this is a general discussion of well known issues.
What cloudberry does is create a zero length file called "directory/" and by convention tools (including rclone) ignore it.
Rclone doesn't ever create these directory markers at the moment. If you are doing a sync for example you end up doing a lot of extra transactions to create the directory markers you don't really need.
The only place directory markers are needed is to mark an empty directory.
Maybe rclone should attempt to do something clever like for every "Mkdir" create a directory marker in 10s if there weren't any other files written to the directory.