I use rclone to backup my LXD containers to an encrypted google drive.
I use monit to check backups succeeded by checking the mtime on touched files as rclone unfortunately doesn't properly handle mtime on directories yet. Need to rm the files first as touching existing files to change their mtime doesn't work with rclone mounted volumes.
Hope this is helpful to someone!
Shell script in cron:
#!/bin/sh BKUPDIR="/media/encvol/Backups/Containers" BKUPSCRIPT="/root/scripts/lxdbackup.sh" LXC="/snap/bin/lxc" ## Check for encvol mount if findmnt --raw --noheadings encvol: /media/encvol ; then echo "encvol is mounted!\n\n" for contner in $($LXC list -c n --format csv); do echo "Backing up $contner container to $BKUPDIR/$contner ...\n" if $BKUPSCRIPT $contner ; then rm $BKUPDIR/$contner/backup_time && touch $BKUPDIR/$contner/backup_time else echo "$contner backup failed!" fi echo "\n\n" done ## If encvol not mounted, error message else echo "encvol not mounted!\n" exit 1 fi