Do I need a service file, or can I just automate rclone mount at startup?

What is the problem you are having with rclone?

Want to mount dropbox remote on startup, having lots of trouble with config file. Could I just run:

sudo rclone mount remote: /media/dropbox-remote --allow-other --daemon

On startup somehow? (the remote is called 'remote' btw)

What is your rclone version (output from rclone version)

rclone v1.53.3

Which OS you are using and how many bits (eg Windows 7, 64 bit)

Ubuntu 18.04.5

Which cloud storage system are you using? (eg Google Drive)

dropbox and gdrive

The command you were trying to run (eg rclone copy /tmp remote:tmp)


The rclone config contents with secrets removed.


A log from the command with the -vv flag


hello and welcome to the forum,

here is the goto guide for running rclone as a service, from our very own Animosity022.

you can also search the forum for cron which is simpler to use.

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