What is the problem you are having with rclone?
Hi everyone, I'm trying to find there's a way to download backups from "backups" folder in Google Drive. In the browser the URL is drive/google.com/drive/u/0/backups. This folder is created from Android phone. rclone lsd gdrive: shows me the folders in the drive itself just fine, just not that backup folder. I tried various clones but not helpful (to my needs). That might not be possible but still hoping.
Run the command 'rclone version' and share the full output of the command.
- os/version: raspbian 10.7 (64 bit)
- os/kernel: 4.19.0-13-amd64 (x86_64)
- os/type: linux
- os/arch: amd64
- go/version: go1.17.2
- go/linking: static
- go/tags: none
Which cloud storage system are you using? (eg Google Drive)
The command you were trying to run (eg
rclone copy /tmp remote:tmp)
rclone lsd gdrive:
Config and version also available at pi@raspberry:~ $ rclone versionrclone v1.57.0- os/version: raspbian 10.7 (64 - Pastebin.com
By the way, I love this tool!
Is it a team drive?
Missing a debug log sadly.
Can you share the output of rclone lsd gdrive: -vvv?
What's the output of the WebGUI? You see all the folders there and that?
Apologies for not being specific. Backup folder in the Google Drive is quite special - it behaves in very different ways: 1) You can't upload there, it's handled by your Android device 2) It's not listed under the "My drive" folder and you need to access it in different way.
. In the attached screenshot folders under the "My Drive" are perfectly displayed with rclone - there's nothign wrong with that hence no debug.
I'm not sure if rclone even can get to that "Backup" folder.
Is it a team drive?
If I navigate to https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/backups I can indeed see backups of my android phone - who knew!
Rclone will be able to use that directory provided you can find its ID - I searched through the network transactions for 5 minutes without finding it though.
@ncw - thank you! I had fun session with web console and failed - not really surprising considering my knowledge
It looks like it is possible - in this thread: https://www.quora.com/How-can-I-download-WhatsApp-backup-from-Google-drive-to-PC they talk about [OFFICIAL] Tenorshare UltData for Android: Your Best Android Data Recovery without Root which appears to be able to do it...
I wonder how it works and whether we can get that into rclone somehow?
API: Introduction to Google Drive API | Google Developers. But from that I only understood it's not accessing that special backup folder - my gut feeling is another API, not really public. Or perhaps for premium. But as I can barely read any code, I won't be able to help much further, unfortunately
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