What does "poll-interval is not supported by this remote" mean?


#1

First time rclone user. Trying to mount my personal DropBox account on my Mac filesystem. Got the following message:

$ rclone mount Personal\ Dropbox:/ ~/DropBox --allow-non-empty
2018/02/08 10:53:57 NOTICE: Dropbox root '': poll-interval is not supported by this remote

I can see that it mounts the remote filesystem properly, but i don’t get my command prompt back. When i break out of rclone (CTRL-C) i get my command prompt back, but my mounted FS is gone.

What does the message mean? How to troubleshoot?

Thanks!


#2

This is the intended behavior. The rlcone mount will only work while it is running. If you want it to run in the background you have to setup a script or service that runs rclone mount (I’m not familiar how this is done on MacOS).

The poll-interval notice is intended and does not stop rclone from working. It just informs you that Dropbox does not have this optional feature.


#3

Can you share the plist you used to get this working in the background on MacOS? This saves me figuring it out myself. :wink:

Thanks!


#4

I’m sorry, but I forgot the word not in my last post. I’m not a MacOS user :sweat_smile:


#5

We should probably demote that message to a DEBUG - what do you think?


#6

You are right, it should be changed. But I would use Infof. This would put it on the same level as the Modify window not supported message.


#7

Good idea! Have done that now :slight_smile: