I am copying some files from google drive to my remote using rclone in Linux. It has been an hour or so it looks like this on the terminal;

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In average the copy time is much less than an hour for similar folders in the drive. I understand that it found duplicates but I don`t know why it just stays like this? Is it still copying? or is this mean something different?


If you haven't told it to output progress information or verbosely report what files have been copied, between the duplicates that it feels the need to report, it doesn't have anything to say.

It's copying things over a network, so there will be some tiny pauses now and then, but they shouldn't be for very long - just like sometimes when you're loading a web page, it'll take a little longer than others.

If you want to make sure it's still doing stuff and you don't want to stop it to restart it with a -v option, you can open another terminal window and run top. That should show how much CPU and memory it's taking up, and as time passes, you should be seeing that the total amount of CPU time it's used is going up.

Another way to see that it's doing stuff is to install and run iotop. It does much the same thing as top, except that it's looking at how much activity is going on with your storage devices and network devices. Unlike top, iotop requires root or NET_ADMIN privileges to run because the network input and output operations of processes are only measurable by root, and most if not all storage I/O is only viewable by the process owner and root. The current code does not even bother to show the subset it can without the needed privilege.

That should be enough. I hope that was enough.

  • Your question was helpful to me, too. 1. It reminded me I'd forgotten to install a key system monitoring tool that is really hard to install when it's most needed. Admittedly, I haven't had much need since moving to a SSD system, but it still feels better to have on hand. 2. I find it amazing how much I learn while double-checking answers that I thought I knew well enough, but just wanted to be sure before I said anything in a public, online place... In this case, that was all about stuff to not recommend, but still... – Ed Grimm Jan 30 at 4:50

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