Union - Changing ACTION, CREATE, SEARCH Policy after Upstream setup allowed?

What is the problem you are having with rclone?

Is it allowed, without that bad things happen, to change Union ACTION, CREATE, SEARCH policy, after some days usuage? (data is written to the remotes in this union) Would a change mess up everything?

What is your rclone version (output from rclone version)

rclone v1.52.2

  • os/arch: linux/amd64
  • go version: go1.14.4

Which OS you are using and how many bits (eg Windows 7, 64 bit)

Debian 10 - X64

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


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

Not needed.

The rclone config contents with secrets removed.

Not needed.

A log from the command with the -vv flag

Paste  log here

I'm using union with the following policies

create_policy = epmfs
search_policy = ff
action_policy = epall

and I want to change it to

create_policy = eprand
search_policy = ff
action_policy = epall

Can I do that change without to crash all data or something like this? Would everything work aus usual, but using the new create_policy ?

You can change it however you see fit.

Thank you very much for your answer.

Sorry for the stupid questions...

But if the union starts to write eprand instead of epmfs (don't work on GDrive), how can it find the files that are uploaded before?

I thought it would mess up everything.

So if I change it to eprand, it will continue to randomly choose the remotes and everything is fine?

I'm not quite following.

If you have files you already uploaded, you'd see them on one of the remotes. If you are using epmfs, it would have written to the remote with the remote free space while that was active.

If you are using eprand, it would be a random remote in the union.

Changing it just changes the new uploads that are written and anything that was already there, is already on the remote it is at.

Oh, okay. Now I understand.

You helped me a lot.

Thank you very much.

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