# Rclone bwlimit across all rclone instances

Hello!
I usually run a mounted Gdrive with Rclone and then use another rclone instance to move files to the Gdrive. The question i have is if there is any way to limit uploading to 7M across all the rclone instances (to the same drive)?

Is there a native way to do this in rclone or do you need to do some kind of check based on number of processes then limit based on that through scripting and --RC?

You’d just use --bwlimit 7M for each instance when you start it. Are you trying to do something else?

You mean share the --bwlimit across multiple rclone instances? The answer is no at the moment…

You could limit it via scripting, or you could run rclone rcd --bwlimit 7M then use rclone rc commands to actually do the copying… That might work too.

Can I infer that --bwlimit is applied to all jiobs running on a single rclone instance?

The concept of running rclone as a daemon and having several asynchronous jobs running under it is cool and I can see a lot of potential given the API improves.

Yes that is correct.

Let me know if you need some more API!

Yeah that was kind of what i wanted to do!
Run a single instance of Rclone then do:
“rclone rc sync/copy --bwlimit=4M --rc-user=** --rc-pass=** srcFs=“path\to\folder” dstFs=“EDUcrypt:test” _async=true” (Unfortunately you can only copy folders not specific files it seems)

Through that you get a JobID which you can keep track of to see the status of the transfer (which would help your web GUI ).
The transfer works but it would be awesome to be able to limit the transferspeed of a single async upload to allow the gdrive to be used while files are transfering without hogging the entire line.

Managing/monitoring async jobs individually will require new APIs, but I’m glad that @ncw is open to that!

So the time being, I’ve decided to keep on instance of rclone “per job” that I run and wrap it with a script that provides some extra information for use by the GUI monitor. This way the main bwlimit is usable (still trying to find a way to “retrieve” the current bwlimit setting).

Will definitely do!!

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