Rclone tweaks for PLEX

Hello,
This week I installed rclone cache/drive/crypt on my Ubuntu VPS with storage in Gsuite, with files served up via PLEX, shared with at most 6 simultaneous transcodes.

I used the install guides found on this site, and followed @Animosity022 advice in the Client ID portion of the setup, and changes to PLEX for video thumbnails, etc... So far so good, and I'm now looking at how can I tweak it for better startup performance. Currently movies will startup in ~10 seconds, which is good, just looking to see if it can be improved. Linux is not my forte, but I fumble through with guides and help, and call in a buddy when I'm stuck.

My startup for rclone is below, haven't added it to a script to auto-start at boot yet...still have to figure that out :slight_smile:

rclone mount --allow-other --allow-non-empty gcrypt: /remote/mnt/gdrive &

When I look at posts on the forum, it looks like parameters are being passed in the startup command that are in the rclone config....what am I missing here, should these be in the startup command or the config? (example below from @Animosity022 )

usr/bin/rclone mount gcrypt: /GD --allow-other --dir-cache-time 96h --drive-chunk-size 32M --log-level INFO --log-file /opt/rclone/logs/rclone.log --timeout 1h --umask 002 --rc

drive-chunk-size 32M : Is this the same as Value "chunk_size" = "5M" in the config. If it is, what's the Pros/Cons in using 32M vs. 5 or 10M

dir-cache-time 96h: Is this the same as Value "info_age" = "2d". If it is, what's the Pros/Cons to increasing it?

Thank you for your support with this

No, that isn't the same. You are comparing the upload size which is a Google Drive parameter and a cache backend parameter. They aren't the same and are for two different things.

I linked both docs.
https://rclone.org/drive/#drive-chunk-size
https://rclone.org/cache/#cache-chunk-size

Same thing here as they are two different things and it is explained here:

https://rclone.org/cache/#mount-and-dir-cache-time

is a bad one to use as it allows for over mounting and hiding things and should be removed.

I have all my settings documented and explained here:

If you want to take a peek as I don't use the cache backend as I find it much slower for Plex use.

Thank you very much, I shall begin reading...