Rclone cache runaway uploads. 50TB in a day with only 1.6 TB cache!

What is the problem you are having with rclone?

With a 1.6 TB cache, my rclone mount has used 50TB of data transfer in just a few days! There's no new data being uploaded and this is during an initial mount while it's clearing the cache set at 1.4TB max.

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

rclone v1.57.0

  • os/version: gentoo 2.7 (64 bit)
  • os/kernel: 5.15.26-gentoo-whatbox (x86_64)
  • os/type: linux
  • os/arch: amd64
  • go/version: go1.17.2
  • go/linking: static
  • go/tags: none

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)

Rclone mount content-crypt: /home/user/mount --vfs-cache-mode full --vfs-cache-max-size 1400G --vfs-cache-max-age 87600h --vfs-read-ahead=64M --log-level=DEBUG --log-file rclone-content.log

The rclone config contents with secrets removed.

Will add from computer, posting from phone

A log from the command with the -vv flag

Log output not different than normal behavior, shows chunks uploaded, write back delayed, and queued uploads from cache. Only odd output is the same upload continued for hours and hours on an 50gb file

I deleted this file in the cache, and am waiting to see if this improves the issue, but 50tb in a day is alarming and I'd like some help. Do I need to just purge my cache?

Without a log file and seeing what's going on, I'm not sure what help you are looking for.

It's best to make a complete post with all the information rather than piecing it together.

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