Local copy (Windows) sha256 support

What is the problem you are having with rclone?

I have 2 questions.
I want to copy local (windows) from hard drive to another first time full backup 2nd on just incremental and at the end of each one it should use 256 checksums and save as a .sha256 file on the destination.

  1. Does rclone support sha256? As it seems like only sha1 is supported
  2. Does rclone support incremental backups? since according to this post it seems like at least in 2019 it was not

Run the command 'rclone version' and share the full output of the command.

rclone v1.63.1

  • os/version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home 22H2 (64 bit)
  • os/kernel: 10.0.19045.3271 (x86_64)
  • os/type: windows
  • os/arch: amd64
  • go/version: go1.20.6
  • go/linking: static
  • go/tags: cmount

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

Local (Windows)



If you want to backup data from local drive to another rclone is not the right tool to use. Rclone is not really backup software.

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Ok thanks.
Even with sha1 is it possible to get a .sha1 file on destination?

Anyone know if restic wich i know uses rclone as backend i think support both of those?

No - hashes are only used to validate if files are identical. Rclone does not save any .sha files.

And definitely restic is great solution for backups. It uses rclone for some remotes but you do not need it for local backup.

It support files hashes and incremental backup.

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okay thanks so much.

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