What is the best way to mount a Dropbox Volume?

What is the problem you are having with rclone?

Really slow Speed (1 - 3 mbps)

Run the command 'rclone version' and share the full output of the command.

rclone v1.65.o

  • os/version: debian 12.2 (64bit)
  • os/kernel: 6.1.0-13-amd64
  • os/type: linux
  • os/arch: amd64
  • go/version: go1.21.4
  • go/linking static
  • go/tags: none

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


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

rclone mount dropboxsecret: /mnt/dropbox/ --allow-other

Please run 'rclone config redacted' and share the full output. If you get command not found, please make sure to update rclone.

type = dropbox
token = XXX

type = crypt
remote: Dropbox:NAS
password = XXX
password2 = XXX
filename_encoding = base 32768

A log from the command that you were trying to run with the -vv flag

A lot of Debug that says ReadALL, nothing more atm

My Goal is to migrate from DropxBox to Crashplan. IT started wit 70 MBit/s but went over night to 1 Mbit/s. Do you know any improvement of my mount command? :slight_smile:

Thanks all for the help!

Try adding --tpslimit 12 to slow rclone down a bit. Rclone can run too quickly which causes dropbox to rate limit it very heavily.

iirc, Animosity022 had replaced --tpslimit 12 with --dropbox-pacer-min-sleep 100ms last time in his scripts on Github (before it was taken down).
Is it not the case? Or am I understanding it wrong?

Either / or as they both do the same at the end of the day.

Thank you. I've had much better upload speed with --dropbox-pacer-min-sleep 100ms compared to --tpslimit 12. So, I've stuck with that for now.
Only when I had large number of files with small sizes, when I needed to switch to tps limit instead.
In that particular case, --dropbox-pacer-min-sleep 100ms gave me a lot of errors, compared to almost no error at all with --tpslimit 12

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