I have been recommended by a friend to try RClone for my task, but I have no experience with it yet. I don't understand the concepts mentioned in documents. I would be thankful for some pointers.
Virtual machine on Google Cloud computing engine
I have a server running on a GCloud VM instance (Debian 11). It has a small data folder (~5MB) that needs to be backed up daily (or as close to daily as possible) either as a folder or zipped file. I intend to back it up on my local personal machine (MacBook Pro, Intel 64, Monterey), which I use almost daily.
Below the check list that I think I will need to cover:
- Setup RClone on my local MacOS
- Config RClone to manually pull from VM
- Setup cron job to pull daily from VM, probably 10:0AM daily, and save it to local MacOS with a datetime-based name
- [Optional extra] Setup cron job to clear obsolete copies (>7 days old)
The problem is:
a. I'm not sure whether my checklist is suitable for the task
b. If it is, I don't know which guide I should read to start: Which option should I use to install RClone, using homebrew, or binary, or docker? How to setup security to access the VM? How to setup cron jobs? ...
It would be very helpful if somebody could break the checklist down into smaller step-by-step subtask so I could understand exactly what I will need to do. Even more helpful if you can point towards relevant guides.