[Help needed] Can't uncrypt my data

Hi guys,

I need a little help. I use to have a VPS with Plex+Rclone connecting to my ACD drive.

3 days ago, my VPS crashed, I can’t access to it anymore, and the support is not helping at the moment. So I decided to buy a new VPS at another provider, and configure it from scratch.

I installed Rclone, configured my ACD drive with no problem, and then created the encrypted remote with the very same passwords I used on the previous VPS.

But when I try to access it, I get an error message that says :
panic: EME operates on 1 to 128 block-cipher blocks, you passed 137

and I don’t know where to search to get rid of this. I really hope that this is not a password error (that would mean that my 12 To of encrypted data are lost!). Please tell me this is something I can solve (maybe because my new VPS has not the same configuration as the previous one).

Thanks a lot for your help

I don’t image it would have anything to do with the VPS. The only thing that should matter is that you configured the rclone encrypt password the same. The fact that it’s not working sounds like the passwords aren’t the same. Maybe someone with more expertise has a better answer. The million-dollar question: did you back up the config file?

I’ve seen that error message before here: https://github.com/ncw/rclone/issues/784

What happened is the user pointed the crypt remote at itself. Does that help?

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You got it right ncw :).

I was so upset by the lost of my VPS and eager to recover my data that I went too fast to reconfigure rclone, and used the names I was used to. So when creating the crypted directory, I typed the name of the… crypted directory instead of pointing it to the normal directory.

Thanks a lot for your help. And keep up the good work. Really useful.


I made an issue to warn the user about this: https://github.com/ncw/rclone/issues/927

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