Problems copyurl

What is the problem you are having with rclone?

I can't let it download on the server side it always downloads to my local machine

What is your rclone version (output from rclone version)

rclone v1.51.0
go version go1.13.7

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

Windows 10, 64 bit

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)

C:>rclone copyurl Gdrive1:Test -P

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

I don't think this log is needed because everything works just that it's download to my local machine and i want it to download directly to my Gdrive.

Hope someone can help me. Thanks!

hello and welcome to the forum,

server side copy and move, can only work within the same cloud provider.

but you are using two different remotes,
one remote is a website, and one remote is gdrive

i do not think it will work but you can add this flag and test


If i use this command

rclone copyurl --drive-server-side-across-configs Gdrive1:Test -P

It's now doing just the same. It's downloading to my local machine.
Someone has a solution for this?

I just want to get the file on my Gdrive without using my own bandwith....

i have read that if you a google compute virtual machine, and all the data being is inside google services, the copying goes much faster.

or you can rent a seedbox or a virtual machine and use its bandwidth to copy files.

I don't understand what you are saying?

rclone will not be able to copy that file, using server-side.
rclone will have to download it and copy to gdrive.

intead of running rclone on your local computer, you can rent a virtual server and run rclone on that.

There's no solution to this. There's no way to instruct the remote (in this case gdrive) to copy a file from a url to the remote server side. The "url" could be anything. In your case is a Google drive url. I suppose the only way it could be server side is if rclone could start parsing the url for Google drive urls and then initiating it server side of possible. I don't think it is capable of that currently.

Maybe there's an alternative rather than using "copyurl".

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