When I browse the contents of the mounted drive using a terminal file manager (ranger), there are significant loading times since it is probably downloading the contents at that very moment.
How can I set the system up in a way that I have the files on my drive even when I'm offline, and syncing takes place in the background without disturbing the workflow? The regular dropbox application (not using rclone) does that for example.
This might be very basic, but I did not really know where to start, so I am asking here. Maybe using rclone mount is even the wrong approach?
If you want the files on the local machine then running rclone sync regularly will be a better approach. Just don't create or edit files in the local copy as they will be overwritten by the sync.
Thank you for this information.
So there is no way to have the files on the local machine syncing regularly and have them automatically uploaded upon creating/editing? If there are conflicts, I know Dropbox solves it by creating a copy of the conflicted file, so no version is lost.