What does "duplicate object found in destination - ignoring - ignoring" mean in sync?

What is the problem you are having with rclone?

I'm doing a dry run sync (-P -n) and generally it will show me how much data it would need to transfer to synchronize the 2 remotes (well local to remote).

However, I had a run that crashed, and I restarted it, and I am now seeing
2021-08-13 16:34:29 NOTICE: file: Duplicate object found in destination - ignoring

As its printing something for a file that seems to exist on the remote, but it normally ignores, I'm assuming something is different than normal

What is your rclone version (output from rclone version)

rclone version
rclone v1.56.0

  • os/version: ubuntu 21.04 (64 bit)
  • os/kernel: 5.11.0-25-generic (x86_64)
  • os/type: linux
  • os/arch: amd64
  • go/version: go1.16.5
  • go/linking: static
  • go/tags: none

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

google drive

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

rclone sync -P -n --create-empty-src-dirs . crypt-team1:/ToSort/2 --drive-stop-on-upload-limit --transfers 30 --order-by size,mixed

The rclone config contents with secrets removed.

Paste config here

A log from the command with the -vv flag

don't have yet, but can probably get if its not a simple answer

Some remotes like Google drive allow for duplicate file names / folders.

Most OSes do not.

Rclone does not.

You need to run rclone dedupe on the Google drive to get rid of duplicates.

ok, wondering how it ended up like that. will have to do a check on them to verify that they are correct.

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