I just wanted to double check, is it still not possible to encrypt an existing remote?
I realize as of 2020 this was not possible: Is it possible to encrypt an existing drive as well as doing it on the fly?
I have a remote on google drive that I would like to be encrypted; as its a few hundred gigabytes its a bit a pain to reupload, but I will do that if I must.
os/version: arch "rolling" (64 bit)
os/kernel: 5.19.9-arch1-1 (x86_64)
Are you on the latest version of rclone? You can validate by checking the version listed here:
Which cloud storage system are you using? (eg Google Drive)
No magic has occurred as the encryption happens through rclone so it must be re-uploaded.
a pain to reupload
hi, to avoid using your local internet connection, could use a free/cheap vm in the cloud and run rclone on that.
Ah, figured as much. Thanks.
Do you mean I could download my data from Google Drive to the vm, then reupload from it to Google Drive with encryption?
Can you recommend a free cloud vm?
google cloud compute, does not charge data transfers fees with gdrive.
and with that small amount of data to be crypted, almost any vm provider would work.
i have experience with:
--- the cheapest vm from black.host, $2.99/month, using rclone to transfer data from wasabi to aws s3 deep glacier on a daily basis.
--- second cheapest vm, from hetzner, for my emby server, $5.00/month
Thanks for the tip. Google cloud compute worked great.
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