***** WARNING! So Amazon locked my account and don't want to unlock it.... Warning to all

I wouldnt rely on this too much…

After 17 account bans and 3 threats of permanent suspension on my amazon DE and UK accounts still here and kicking :slight_smile:

Bellow are stats from my download server that is uploading to amazon only ( for sync with gdrives i use other servers )

This is from Plex machine exclusive download from amazon ( for a week i had it connected for testing with gdrive & 2, 3 days when amazon was really flaky )

And my Sync server syncing from acd to gdrive

On top of that all i used Google Compute for 10 days to move from acd UK to acd DE just a week ago, where I transferred over 100TB with average speeds of 200MB+ ( the actual library is a bit above 60TB but tons of overhead ) - during this transfers my acd UK account got banned 4 times with 1 threat that is my last unlock etc…

p.s. Dont get me wrong Amazon is flaky as fuck, but i would not drop it as one of the storage providers and once rclone have local node cashing would switch to gdrive as main connection to plex.

Dunno what to tell you… you are luckier than me!

I can tell you that i really disliked Amazon UK and Amazon US mainly as support people in most cases where outsourced Indian call center who could not really do much except read from their guide lines.

So when I had problem with UK i always call them during work hours between 9 and 11 am since there was a chance that someone from their support will answer ( and dropped the call if i heard Indian voice )

With Germans its great since due language limitation they dont hire those services and still speak english as i dont know german.

As for amazon performance ( beside those 2 days when API’s where not working at all ), 50% of time my movies start within first 10 seconds, then 40% of times it can take up to 30 seconds and then those 10% of times ( especially during CET night time ) it can take like a minute or more.

But once movie start playing there is less then 2% chance it would dropped/buffer etc… ( basing this on plexpy notification logs vs play counts ) - when amazon had api problems i could not keep my drive mounted and during that time i switched to gdrive.

Nice! My account was on Amazon US.

Do you need to be in Germany to get a German account?

No you need to have German bank/credit card account and probably address, check the link above where I posted how to get that stuff for free.

The funny part is when i switched from amazon US the amazon DE was my main account, only to be blocked at the end of trial since they did not accept my credit card … so I moved everything to Amazon UK and now back to Amazon DE :stuck_out_tongue:

I wonder if the fact that you have a .com account and you are not in the US if that had any impact on their ban.

Also were you uploading crypted or plain?

That sucks. Do you mind posting your upload command or script EXACTLY how you had it? Were you running the command/script from the terminal or via cron?

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44TB moved in 2 days and no ban so you might be doing something wrong bro lol

@dtech4you nice, i’m doing my 55TB transfer now using Google Compute. I guess you had no limits when doing your transfer. Fingers crossed this goes without a hitch! Maybe i’ll wait until after the weekend to go full blast mode…

For everyone here’s sake I hope so, but whatever I did, I wont be the only one to do it.

This post was just to share my experience.

OH there is a limit and i think its about 100TB./month is when they flag it but that’s why this OP has me really confused also helps knowing how to talk to amazon support the KEy is act as stupid as possible lol also do not mention media. say encrypted computer backups :wink: or several computer backups lol

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I know. i have posted similar things when a ban/block happens and how long it takes to undo it. would be cool if you could share what Copy command you used like the one i used is nohup rclone copy hide:dtech g3: --checkers 100 --transfers 110 &

I was nowhere near 100TB. Nowhere near.

I took the catch more flys with honey than vinegar approach, and didnt even get the chance to talk about what was on there. Not once did we talk about media.

Aha noted. And yeah I always act like a clueless person on the phone and my accent probably confuses the Americans who answer. I had my account locked multiple times in 24 hours because I had 2 servers mounted to my ACD but they were quick to unlock it! :wink:

I am running this command right now:

rclone copy amazon:/folder google-1:/folder -v --transfers=16 --drive-chunk-size=256M

189 MB/s for 2TB so far.

#!/bin/bash
PATH=/home2/myname/bin:$PATH
if pidof -o %PPID -x “acd2gsuite.sh”; then
exit 1
fi
rclone copy acdencrypt: gsuiteencrypt: -v --min-age 5m --log-file=/home20/myname blah blah blah$
exit

And then this was on a cron.

just wondering what did you say when you called?

as when i call i end up saying something along the lines of "i go to login and my drive says contact customer support so that’s what i am doing not sure why its locked up all i am doing is backing up my computer and making a backup of my backup. "

then they say something like we are so sorry for this inconvenience let me take a look then they have no log of what is going on so the might be able to unlock it if not they have to pass it up to a higher up but the first 2 lockouts the support team should be able to help you out of so if they did not you might have been extremely
unlucky or they updated policy or something else is going on

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Maybe i’m the random lucky guy that they are making an example of or something?

On a side note, anyone have a plex account I can share for $$ until I get my setup all back up and working?