Rclone Copy Error: Failed to create file system for source

What is the problem you are having with rclone?

When executing
$ rclone copy source:/path/to/local/Directory/ dest:GoogleBackupCrypt:/path/to/CloudFolder/

I recieve the Error:

Failed to create file system for "source:/path/to/local/Directory/": didn't find section in config file

Other threads point out, that the config isn't there where it should be.
$ rclone config file

Configuration file is stored at:

$ cat /home/ubuntu/.config/rclone/rclone.conf

type = drive
client_id = YouWishYoudKnow.apps.googleusercontent.com
client_secret = NotTellingLol
scope = drive
root_folder_id = Availablelol
token = {"access_token":"iswearhereismytoken","token_type":"Bearer","refresh_token":"1/prollyadir","expiry":"2019-12-14T20:40:17.946432928+01:00"}

type = crypt
remote = GoogleBackup:/Toshiba/
password = PrettySecret
password2 = SuperSecret

What exactly am I missing? As far as I can tell everything is where it is supposed to be? :-/

You need to use your remote names in the commands.

So like:

rclone copy /tmp/uploads GoogleBackupCrypt:uploads

Which would upload to a folder called uploads on the remote.

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Oh thats a bit awkwardly explained in the Documentation...

Thank you for helping me out so much within the past days! I really do appreciate it. I wish you happy holidays :slight_smile:

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