Rclone timestamps preservation

What is the problem you are having with rclone?

I need clarity needed on preservation of timestamps. As per the official doc, it says as below...

Rclone really looks after your data. It preserves timestamps and verifies checksums at all times

However, when we tested out copying the data from one cloud storage to another storage for e.g. aws s3 to s3 compatible storage. It seems the time stamps are not preserved. Trying to understand if i misunderstood anything here from the official doc statement.

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

# ./rclone --version

rclone v1.62.2

  • os/type: linux
  • os/arch: amd64
  • go/version: go1.20.2
  • go/linking: static
  • go/tags: none

Which cloud storage system are you using? (eg Google Drive)

s3 compatible storage - Datacore Swarm

The command you were trying to run (eg rclone copy /tmp remote:tmp)

./rclone copy --progress --stats-one-line copy "sss3:bucket1/file1" hi2s3:file1 --transfers=20

Please run 'rclone config redacted' and share the full output. If you get command not found, please make sure to update rclone.


A log from the command that you were trying to run with the -vv flag

  1. Update rclone to the latest version
  2. Fill in missing template info
  3. If you claim something it would be helpful to provide some example

Hi @kapitainsky,

My query is irrespective of the rclone version.I see in the forum a lot of queries where timestamp is not preserved, however the official doc says yes. So, i asked this query to get clarification.

@ncw Could you please help out here.

It depends on the version running as certain features have been added to certain versions so that is why we always ask the version is really, really does matter.

If you show an example of the issue and what you are talking about, that's how we can help and ensure we're all talking about the same thing. So help us all help you.

How did you check this? Please show some examples - thanks!

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