Trying to adapt my Google Drive rclone mount command to Dropbox

What is the problem you are having with rclone?

For years I have been using rclone to mount my Google Drive files so I could play them with Plex.

I'm migrating my data from Google Drive to Dropbox and I suppose that since both services are different it might be better should change some parameters so I'd like to adapt my rclone mount script accordingly just in case I can improve its performance further.

Rclone version.

rclone v1.61.1

Which cloud storage system are you using?


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

Description=Dropbox Daemoon

ExecStart=/usr/bin/rclone mount DB: /mnt/dropbox \
--config=/path/to/rclone.conf \
--log-file=/path/to/rclone-dbmovies.log \
--log-level=NOTICE \
--uid=1000 --gid=1000 --umask=002 \
--allow-other \
--timeout=1h \
--tpslimit=10 \
--dir-cache-time=5m \
--vfs-cache-mode=writes \
--vfs-cache-max-age=1h \
--vfs-cache-max-size=off \
--vfs-read-chunk-size-limit=1024M \
--vfs-read-chunk-size=64M \

ExecStop=/bin/fusermount -uz /mnt/dropbox > /dev/null


The rclone config contents with secrets removed.

type = dropbox
client_id = xxxxxx
client_secret = yyyyyy
token = zzzzz

click Search and type dropbox plex - the issue is repeating. It is nice to search first before asking question answered already many times.

you should check out I migrated away from Google Drive to Dropbox from @Animosity022
including the systemd service files.

Oh yes of course I checked his GitHub already :slight_smile:

But if I understand correctly he uses his mount to upload files also. I have my own upload command so I supposed I should use different parameters.

Of course I could have posted on his thread asking how to re-adapt his mount command to my needs but I thought that would be asking too much so maybe it would he better to ask how can I improve mine

imho, start with his systemd, which is used for plex streaming.
if you find that lacking, then tweak that.

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systemd script = mount
upload_cloud script = upload

@Animosity022 has two systemd files to mount TV and Movies with a different Dropbox APP ID. And one script to upload everything after 1 hour "on local disk", very straight forward. You can use the upload, but it is not mandatory. But it worth to check it, as Dropbox has other "problems" as Gdrive.

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