Google Compute - upload rclone config

Hi, I'm wanting to use google compute to transfer my data from gdrive to dropbox. This is my first time setting up a VM to do anything like this so finding my way.

I've managed to successfully setup the VM in Google Compute, but I don't know how to upload my rclone config file?

I have tried following the tutorial to transfer files, and using the command

gcloud compute ssh --zone=

to allow for uploads. Then once I upload the config file, I get this error when i run "rclone config"

NOTICE: Config file "/home/info/.config/rclone/rclone.conf" not found - using defaults

and none of my remotes are available.

Many thanks in advance for any help. It's my last step to finally kick off the transfer!

You could use sftp but if this is only two remotes simply copy/paste.

open rclone.config

nano /home/info/.config/rclone/rclone.conf

on your local machine copy relevant remotes data and paste into nano. Save. job done.

Thanks, is nano a part of google compute? Sorry, complete novice here so unsure what you mean by this solution.

I do need to use a VM as I can't use my local machine to do the GD >DB transfer (unreliable internet)

can you ssh to google compute? So you can type commands in terminal

Also you do not have to use nano - you can use whatever text editor you are comfortable with.

Thanks for your help! I ended up using nano and your first solution and it worked perfectly. Cheers!

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