Will copy duplicate files?

What is the problem you are having with rclone?

I am copying a very large dropbox folder from one dropbox account to another. I left rclone running for days but I had to exit using ctrl + C at some point, I now want to reinitiate, but I'm wondering if copy is the correct command or if it will start the process again from the beginning and cause duplicates? is that a better command for this?

rclone v1.58.1

  • os/version: darwin 12.3 (64 bit)
  • os/kernel: 21.4.0 (x86_64)
  • os/type: darwin
  • os/arch: amd64
  • go/version: go1.17.9
  • go/linking: dynamic
  • go/tags: cmount

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

Dropbox

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

rclone copy don_dropbox:folder cb_dropbox:folder

:fast_forward: Just re-run the same command.

Rclone will automatically skip previously uploaded files and continue uploading remaining files from where you stopped. The only caveat is that you will "waste" some time/resources because it needs to re-scan your source to figure this out, and if you cancelled during upload of a large file it will probably re-upload that entire file (i.e. not resume parts of file), but usually this is negligible.

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Great, thank you!