General question about how to build a cached virtual cloud drive?

What is the problem you are having with rclone?

I can't figure out how to use it to make a cached virtual cloud drive.

What I'd like to be able to do is allocate a certain number of gigabites of cloud drive files to be "resident/cached" on my disk.

I'd like it to work with any storage that mounts the cloud drive as a folder, like in my home directory.

I'd like to be able to cruise thru that directory seeing all the file names, sizes, modification date/time, permissions, etc... but if I try to access a file and it's not resident at that point in time it downloads it and caches it. As I access new stuff, and if the quota is reached, then the stuff I've looked at least recently gets deleted from my local but still remains in the cloud drive.

As soon as I add something (or modify something) to my local directory I'd like it to begin copying it to the cloud drive, syncing it, essentially.

Run the command 'rclone version' and share the full output of the command.

rclone v1.59.1

  • os/version: arch 22.0.0 (64 bit)
  • os/kernel: 5.15.65-1-MANJARO (x86_64)
  • os/type: linux
  • os/arch: amd64
  • go/version: go1.19
  • go/linking: dynamic
  • go/tags: none

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

ASUS Web Storage

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

n/a

The rclone config contents with secrets removed.

n/a

A log from the command with the -vv flag

n/a

hello and welcome to the forum,

rclone can do all that.

which internet protocols does that support.
webdav, ftp nextcloud, or what?

the first step is to create+test a remote based on the type of server

Well, supposedly FAQ #17 addresses that but none of my browsers (firefox, midori, chromium) will open it!

https://personal.asuswebstorage.com/support-center/?lang=en

for webdav, need to create+test a remote
https://rclone.org/webdav/

based on quick internet search, try FTP
https://asuscloudsupport.asuswebstorage.com/hc/en-us/articles/8337637947545-How-to-upload-files-folders-to-ASUS-WebStorage-via-FTP-FileZilla-

the FTP plan is way more expensive that what I've already paid for.

Preferably I'd like to use what I already have if possible

Where you able to open up FAQ #17?

fwiw, contact asus tech support, find out what internet protocols they support?