I’m testing out using Rclone (along with GDrive) as a replacement for CrashPlan. Rclone suits my needs, as I am more interested in syncing/cloning local directories in the cloud than I am in a full-fledged and complicated backup system (multiple clients, snapshots, etc.). I really like the ability to mount backups, ease of use, and multi-platform support (as I may be using it on Mac, Linux, and Windows). In testing, I discovered by default, Rclone re-uploads any file that has an altered filename or directory location. I’ve also read where --track-renames and --checksum don’t work with encrypted hosts. Are there any workarounds or other options for this? This would be a big issue for me, as I am often working with large files which can change directories and don’t want to have to re-upload them constantly.
I’ve also looked into Restic with Rclone as a backend. Restic’s big (and only) selling point is it doesn’t have this problem, but apparently it can not mount on Windows for restore. I’m not sold on Restic’s use of compressed zip files rather than just a simple directory structure, and Restic is also more complicated overall. I would prefer to use Rclone by itself if possible. It just seems like there are way more possibilities for something to go wrong with Restic. Perhaps there are other backup tools which can interface with Rclone that would better suit my needs?