Linux - preserve uids/gids

Hi guys.
I've seen a post, quite oldish one, but I failed to find more here on the subject. In that post someone asked about rclone's ability to preserve uids & guids.
I wonder if that is now possible - to have rclone keep/use those attrs - and if not, are there any possible plans for future improvements in this field?

many thanks, L

What is your rclone version (output from rclone version)

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

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

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

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The rclone config contents with secrets removed.

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A log from the command with the -vv flag

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Cloud providers have no concept of UID/GIDs so there isn't a way to do that unfortunately.

I would like to do this by storing this in metadata - most cloud providers support metadata of one kind or another. It isn't supported at the moment though - sorry.

There are several issue about this already!

I know some people use lsattr to list the attributes of files they are backing up so they have a record.

That would be really cool extra bit on top of already neat software.
Do you have a place where regular folk can submit ideas & suggestions?

many thanks, L.

It's already logged on github as a feature request.

Is where you can always find/search and look at any issue or feature request going on.

The beauty of open source :slight_smile:

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