Does rclone support incremental backups? I don't think --ignore-exist is a true incremental backup. If a file already exists but is modified, the modified part should be backed up, not ignored or fully backed up by --ignore-exist.
If I was using rclone to backup, I would not use ignore existing.
You can use:
and rclone in general does not copy the same files again. If a file was to change, it would update it.
this would give you something like a forever forward incremental backups.
rclone sync /home/user01/source remote:full --backup-dir=remote:incrementals/`date +%Y%m%d.%I%M%S`
and the folder strcuture would look like
rclone lsd -R remote: 0 2021-06-16 09:12:23 -1 full 0 2021-06-16 09:12:23 -1 incrementals 0 2021-06-16 09:12:23 -1 incrementals/20210616.085616 0 2021-06-16 09:12:23 -1 incrementals/20210616.090553
and the list of files would be
rclone lsl remote: 2 2021-06-16 09:05:30.640000000 full/file.txt 2 2021-06-16 08:54:55.760000000 incrementals/20210616.085616/file.txt 2 2021-06-16 08:56:12.890000000 incrementals/20210616.090553/file.txt
i want to rclone only upload change part in file not full file when file is changed,not move old file to back-up dir.
i want to rclone only upload change part in file not full file when file is changed,not move old file to back-up dir
Rclone doesn't work at the block level on a file so it has to upload the whole file again.