OFF TOPIC is for things NOT related to rclone
Note that all media items uploaded to Google Photos through the API are stored in full resolution at "original quality" and will count towards your storage quota in your Google Account.
And here is from Google about photos backup:
Learn about changes to backup quality:
If you're signed in to your Google Account and use Google Photos on multiple devices, and you change your backup quality for one device, it won't affect the backup settings on any other device.
Pixel (1st generation):
You get unlimited storage in Original quality at no charge. You won’t be able to back up in Storage saver.
Then I'm thinking about this workaround:
- buy Pixel (1st generation) since its quite cheap
- create new google account on it
- install rclone in termux
- create a remote for Google Photos
- use the config on another devices
Is that possible to get unlimited backup with this ?
I was thinking to buy this old devices long ago just for backing up photos, but phone are useless for bulk operations like backup photos that taken from DSLR camera because you have to transfer everything to yor phone, and Pixel (1st generation) only has 128GB (max) memory.