Providing SMB to clients

What is the problem you are having with rclone?

I want to connect clients with SMB to a GDrive. Unfortunately (!!) rclone does not yet have a serve smb feature, so I need to provide the SMB connection via samba server (apt install samba).

My question is: What's the best rclone option to provide the files to the samba server? mount? serve? Do you recommend additional flags to make it run smooth?

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

Google Drive, using Ubuntu 22.04

hello and welcome to the forum,

this is something i have done before.
first time i tried, on my win10, i was able to net share the samba share named gcrypt.

rclone mount should work, as it will mount to a local dir.
then use samba to share that mount.

it depends on what you plan to do with the mount?
stream media using plex, file transfer or what?

Using Veeam Backup Agent Free to connect to network storage to store the backup data.

i use vbar(veeam backup and replication) and vagent(veeam agent). in both paid and free editions.
my personal laptop runs vagent free connected to a free vbar.

sorry, i am not understandiing your overall setup.

what does gdrive and samba, have to to with vagent?
you want to take the .vib/.vbk files from vgaent and move to cloud without storing the files on local?

see rclone-samba-server for a working setup, you could use the docker image or copy the flags etc.