Pulling from driopbox error -- comitting uploads -- please wait

What is the problem you are having with rclone?

on pulling from dropbox -- it hangs with "committing upload -- please wait"

Run the command 'rclone version' and share the full output of the command.

rclone v1.65.1

  • os/version: debian bookworm/sid (64 bit)
  • os/kernel: 6.6.6-76060606-generic (x86_64)
  • os/type: linux
  • os/arch: amd64
  • go/version: go1.21.5
  • go/linking: static
  • go/tags: none

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


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

/usr/bin/rclone copy --update  --verbose --transfers 30 --checkers 8 --contimeout 60s --timeout 300s --retries 3 --low-level-retries 10 --stats 1s dropbox:onyx/Tabx/Notepads/civ ~/org-roam/files/goldin/civilization

Please run 'rclone config redacted' and share the full output. If you get command not found, please make sure to update rclone.

type = dropbox
token = XXX

type = drive
scope = drive
token = XXX
team_drive =

Paste config here

A log from the command that you were trying to run with the -vv flag

not sure where to find the log. I am a non-programmer type

welcome to the forum,

you are using --verbose so there should be output in the terminal

for testing, might start with a simpler command,
/usr/bin/rclone copy --update --verbose dropbox:onyx/Tabx/Notepads/civ ~/org-roam/files/goldin/civilization

and it might not be clear from the rclone docs, but should do the following

This is most likely far too many for dropbox. Remove these flags and use default values here.

In addition add --tpslimit 12 --tpslimit-burst 0 to your command to try to stay within dropbox acceptable transactions rate.

as per rclone docs, i believe that should be ok, if the OP creates a client id/secret
Using this mode means you can use a much higher --transfers parameter (32 or 64 works fine)

but @Animosity022 might know best?

That worked. I still get the message: "committing uploads..." But now at least the files get transferred.Thanks so much. I am a non-programmer who uses emacs and org-roam for academic papers, so I very much appreciate the help and your forbearance.

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