Hi Nick - just curious … do you know what Googles might have of intentions for Rclone now or in the future? Like Amazon they denied access to Rclone some time ago. Thinking about If all our content is encrypted via rclone and all of a sudden, Google denies access to Rclone etc. How to get access to the data .?
So If i want to make a copy to another account, i can do a serverside copy right ? Do I need two Google APIs ?
The thing is my current setup is Gcd1 is unencryptet, i made a copy to another gcd2 encrypted Used rclone copy gcd1: gcd2: etc …
Gcd2 is bought via eBay , and oddly its still active ( aprox 1 year ) , my main account is my own. But when i want to copy back the data from gcd2 to gcd1 , i encountered download issues 403 error i recall. I even used max bwlimit to 8M so i wouldnt hit the max upload for aprox 750GB pr day.
I didnt had any issues from gcd1 to gcd2 , the copy went for aprox 22 days (16TB) .
Oh by the way , I dont use cache. Im using Plexdrive. I tried cache, but no matter how I tried to sort it out, I encountered buffering. Plexdrive just run without any need to configuring all the things like rclone . I find it a bit confusing with all the settings needed to make rclone cache run with plex
Maybe I should give cache a go again, but I see there are tons of threads in here with soooo many settings which really confuses me . Seems like the settings depends on the single user and what internet speed he has , and server specs …etc. .
Would be awesome if there were an optimized settings for best performance for ex. 15 users , 10 users etc . but there isn’t .
I am in reasonably regular contact with the drive team about rclone’s quotas and I know they are aware it is a popular program for use with google drive.
It is much, much easier to get API keys for google, so even if they did revoke rclone’s keys, it is easy enough to get your own, so I don’t think google would bother.
If by some unlikely catastrophe rclone was no longer able to talk to google drive, you can still download the data with another tool and use rclone to decrypt it, or run an rclone crypt mount overlaying some other program supplying the actual google mount.
So I think your data is safe in that regard.
Amazon have a closed API key access program and a qualification program where they test your program before they grant you a production set of keys so they are completely different in that respect.