Rclone copy not using vfs

What is the problem you are having with rclone?

rclone copy does not using vfs when using dest:destpath and not /mnt/destination/destpath

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

rclone v1.67.0

  • os/version: ubuntu 22.04 (64 bit)
  • os/kernel: 5.15.0-113-generic (x86_64)
  • os/type: linux
  • os/arch: amd64
  • go/version: go1.22.4
  • 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)

rclone copy -P /localpath/copyfolder /mnt/nextcloud/copyfolder <<< this is going through the vfs
rclone copy -P /localpath/copyfolder DEST:/remotepath/copyfolder <<< this not NOT using the vfs

Please run 'rclone config redacted' and share the full output. If you get command not found,

type = webdav
url = https://mydomain.com/remote.php/dav/files/user
vendor = nextcloud
user = XXX
pass = XXX

As mentioned above, rclone copy does not use the vfs when coping directly to the remote and not to the mounted remote. Is this a normal behaviour?


The vfs cache is for the mount so if you aren't using the mount, you won't be using the vfs cache.

The remote itself knows nothing about the vfs cache as that's all the mount command.

rclone mount

That is expected.

Thank you, that is what i expected.

Is there any advantage to use the mount as "copy to" folder instead of copying directly to the remote?