Make source and dest identical, modifying destination only.
Sync the source to the destination, changing the destination only. Doesn't transfer unchanged files, testing by size and modification time or MD5SUM. Destination is updated to match source, including deleting files if necessary (except duplicate objects, see below).
Important: Since this can cause data loss, test first with the
--dry-run or the
rclone sync -i SOURCE remote:DESTINATION
Note that files in the destination won't be deleted if there were any errors at any point. Duplicate objects (files with the same name, on those providers that support it) are also not yet handled.
It is always the contents of the directory that is synced, not the
directory so when source:path is a directory, it's the contents of
source:path that are copied, not the directory name and contents. See
extended explanation in the
copy command above if unsure.
If dest:path doesn't exist, it is created and the source:path contents go there.
Note: Use the
--progress flag to view real-time transfer statistics
Note: Use the
rclone dedupe command to deal with "Duplicate object/directory found in source/destination - ignoring" errors.
See this forum post for more info.
rclone sync source:path dest:path [flags]
--create-empty-src-dirs Create empty source dirs on destination after sync -h, --help help for sync
See the global flags page for global options not listed here.