Cloud Storage For Pinebook running Linux
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There has been another post on cloud storage here: https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=4546

But this didn't work out for me so I went looking for an alternative and found rclone: https://rclone.org/

It's command line only and describes itself as rsync for cloud storage. There is an arm64 linux binary for download which worked perfectly on my pinebook running ubuntu mate. So far I've only tried using it with Dropbox and it seems to work fine. The sync command only works one way modifying the destination only so you need to be careful with it. I'll sync from the cloud to pinebook before I start working and then sync from pinebook to cloud once I've finished.

Installation & configuration is quite straightforward with plenty of instructions on the web site.

It syncs with the following services apparently:

  • Google Drive
  • Amazon S3
  • Openstack Swift / Rackspace cloud files / Memset Memstore
  • Dropbox
  • Google Cloud Storage
  • Amazon Drive
  • Microsoft OneDrive
  • Hubic
  • Backblaze B2
  • Yandex Disk
  • SFTP
  • The local filesystem
With the following features:
  • MD5/SHA1 hashes checked at all times for file integrity
  • Timestamps preserved on files
  • Partial syncs supported on a whole file basis
  • Copy mode to just copy new/changed files
  • Sync (one way) mode to make a directory identical
  • Check mode to check for file hash equality
  • Can sync to and from network, eg two different cloud accounts
  • Optional encryption (Crypt)
  • Optional FUSE mount (rclone mount)
Hopefully this will help some people. I found that I had started taking cloud storage, synced between all my devices, for granted and rclone has made my pinebook much more usable as a daily device.

Enjoy.

Martin

I've also found rclone-browser here: https://github.com/mmozeiko/RcloneBrowser

I've built it from source and I am playing around with it now. Seems pretty good as well.

Martin
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Thanks for that Martin. I came across rclone a few weeks ago myself, and love it. I can confirm that Dropbox, Google Drive, and OneDrive all work flawlessly for upload/download on my pinebook, and its a single standardised command set for all of them once you have them setup.


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