How to mount Google Drive so Plex can see it problems

What is the problem you are having with rclone?

I have no idea how to mount Google Drive so that Plex can see it as a media path.

What is your rclone version (output from rclone version)

  • os/arch: linux/amd64
  • go version: go1.14.2

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

Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS (GNU/Linux 2.6.32-042stab139.1 x86_64)

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

Google Drive

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

rclone mount mygdrive:

Which then gave me something like this

rcloune mount remote:mygdrive: --allow-other

A log from the command with the -vv flag (eg output from rclone -vv copy /tmp remote:tmp)

It failed unfortunately.

You need to have a two arguements for the mount to work.

So if your remote was named "mygdrive" and you wanted to mount it to /home/user/GD, you'd first mkdir /home/user/GD and run

rclone mount mygdrive: /home/user/GD --allow-other

and that would mount it. The prompt won't return and it won't run in the background unless you add --daemon to the command line.

Okay, made the dir but then I get this error when trying to mount.

2020/05/02 18:37:15 mount helper error: fusermount: option allow_other only allowed if 'user_allow_other' is set in /etc/fuse.conf2020/05/02 18:37:15 Fatal error: failed to mount FUSE fs: fusermount: exit status 1

It's self explanatory. Either remove the flag or add it with root to /etc/fuse.conf

is your server on a seedbox or some kind of virtual private server hosted by a company?

Yes, it's a seedbox.

on my seedbox, in the past, i could not use that flag.
then they upgraded their seedbox and after that the flag worked.
so it might be a limitation of the seedbox.


Alright, I'll try to get in touch with them. Unfortunately they're not super into rclone so it will most likely take a while.

Okay, so apparently I can just use Fuse to allow_other.

Any idea on how to do that?

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