Below is an example of -vv from an rclone move -vv --delete-empty-src-dirs command I did. It was using serverside move. I was moving undecrypted data between two crypted remotes. (on google drive).
2018/02/11 15:50:27 DEBUG : directory name: Rmdir: contains file: filename
2018/02/11 15:50:27 DEBUG : directory name: Failed to Rmdir: directory not empty
2018/02/11 15:50:27 DEBUG : other directory name: Removing directory
2018/02/11 15:50:32 DEBUG : other directory name: Removing directory
2018/02/11 15:50:32 DEBUG : other directory name: Rmdir: contains trashed file: other filename
For a full explanation of the lunacy that made this happen:
This other thread is very boring and poorly written. I made this new thread to ask a much simpler and more specific question.
I’m worried that this scenario can make rclone move unreliable, but it almost seems from the feedback like rclone move is able to avoid rmdir on directories that have files magically added back into them at the last moment, hopefully. I am planning to dig through meatspace storage to find this drive. This is a backup of a drive I haven’t used since 2011 but last I checked still worked, so I may be able to repair any damage dealt to this backup, although, if by some miracle no damage has been done, great.