I am trying to get started a little personal project which involves basically reading files on external cloud storage services within Ubuntu filesystem. Actually I am starting from basic WebDAV protocol, as using Yandex Disk give the opportunity to test this from a relatively stable source (and I don’t have to mess with another VPS ).
Actually only two methods worked from me WebDAVFS and your brilliant RClone project (FUSEDav and davfs2 didn’t even mount for me, does it happen to everyone else?). However, I found some strange results using both solutions.
My first test is very simple. Running Thunar (Xubuntu) I simply copy a file from the mounted filesystem to my local hard disk, this gave me the following download speeds:
- RClone: ~1 Mb/s
- WebDavFS: ~0.4 Mb/s
Apparently RClone is faster than WebDavFS, However I did a second test by an .sh script and results where quite the opposite:
- RClone: ~0.04 MB/s
- WebDavFS: ~ 0.30 MB/
Commands used to mount:
- rclone mount 1: ~/1 --vfs-cache-mode off --read-only --allow-other
- mount -t webdavfs -o username=user,password=pass,ro,allow_other,async_read https://webdav.yandex.com /home/user/1
While WebDavFS was already faster than RClone mounted filesystem, I achieved a little more with “async_read” option.
I am missing something configuring RClone?
Thanks for your time!