As has been highlighted many times before already, the perform periodic and scheduled backups of the data, own or someone else's, for personal or work reasons, both locally and in the cloud, and with their respective copies stored offline and in different places if necessary, it is a important computing activity that we should not neglect, or downplay it.
To this end, «FromLinux » We periodically update the necessary information on the various mechanisms or software tools available to carry out this work in the best possible way. Therefore, today we will update the related information about a software tool in this area, of which we had more than 2 years without comment, called "Rclone".
It is important to remember that when it comes to activities data backup, we must spare no effort, since, at any time, tragic or important computer incidents, small own or large and of third parties, can happen at any time, such as those experienced recently in the SEPE (State Public Employment Service) de Spain and in OVHcloud (European Web Hosting Provider) en France, that may affect the development of our personal / professional activities or of the organizations where we work.
Therefore, after finishing reading this publication, we recommend that you explore our following related entries sober el tema del data backup:
What is Rclone?
In short words, "Rclone" is an excellent and useful open source terminal (console) application used to perform data synchronizations (files / directories).
However, in previous publications we have described it as follows:
“It is an open source tool, developed using Go Language by Nick Craig that allows us to synchronize files and directories between various cloud services, among which Google Drive, Amazon Drive, S3, Dropbox, Backblaze B2, One Drive, Swift stand out. , Hubic, Cloudfiles, Google Cloud Storage, Yandex Files among others. " Rclone: Allows you to synchronize files and directories between clouds
Therefore, in case you want to delve into what this application is, we invite you to explore our following related entries about her:
In them, you will find information related to its characteristics, supported storage services, installation and use.
Current stable version 1.54.1
Today, "Rclone" at their Official website, is described as follows to reflect the current state of development of the same:
“An open command line program used to manage files on cloud storage. It is a feature-rich alternative to cloud providers' web storage interfaces. Rclone is currently supported by more than 40 cloud storage products, including S3 object stores, business and consumer file storage services, as well as standard transfer protocols. Additionally, it has powerful cloud equivalents to unix commands, such as: rsync, cp, mv, mount, ls, ncdu, tree, rm, and cat. The familiar Rclone syntax includes shell pipe support and –dry-run protection. And it can be used on the command line, in scripts or through its API. "
And for your current stable version, number 1.54.1 Of date 08/03/2021, it incorporated several news and / or corrections, among which we can mention the following:
- Fixed bugs (Bug Fix): In "accounting", fixed "–bwlimit" for when ascent or descent is disabled; in docs fixed nesting of parentheses and ellipsis in ftp documents (edwardxml), fixed broken link in sftp page (edwardxml) and corrected a typo in crypt.md file.
- Mount: Fixed mount crash on macOS by setting "–daemon-timeout 10m".
- VFS: The simultaneous use of documents with the same cache was implemented, since it should not be used.
- B2: The upload limit was automatically increased to avoid false errors, and the crash when creating filesystem with application key limited to a prefix was fixed.
- Drive: Changed reference to Shared Drives instead of Team Drives.
- dropbox: Scopes added to request "oauth" and optionally to "members.read".
- S3: Fixed file system creation crashes with folder permissions policy, plus fixes for Wasabi HEAD requests returning stale data when using only one transport.
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