RClone in container & how to automate

What is the problem you are having with rclone?

Not a problem really, just trying to learn.
rclone works fine in docker container (that took me a while). Web GUI working fine (Another learning curve to add a .cache folder bind).
I can open a console in Portainer for the rclone container and I can sync everything I need without issues using the command line with bin/sh and the correct UID. (Backing up the OneDrive or SharePoint to a local disk.)
How can I automate the process? For example, using a scheduled task in OMV to run a script inside the container? I have searched and searched for two days, and am missing a keyword in my searches, or else there's no use case for it apart from mine!

What is your rclone version (output from rclone version)


Which OS you are using and how many bits (eg Windows 7, 64 bit)

Raspberry Pi 4b 4Gb ARMHF headless unit. With OMV5 installed and Docker with Portainer, Plex, Pihole & rclone containers.

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

OneDrive and SharePoint. Hope to use Google Photos and Drive too if I can get the schedule working.

The command you were trying to run (eg rclone copy /tmp remote:tmp)

docker exec rclone sync -v Remote: /Local/Folder

The rclone config contents with secrets removed.

type = onedrive
token = DELETED
drive_id = b!-----
drive_type = business

type = onedrive
token = DELETED
drive_id = db----
drive_type = personal

type = onedrive
token = DELETED
drive_id = b!----
drive_type = documentLibrary

OK. I found another forum post on this subject...

Looks like I need to work around the command line inserting into the docker?

Unable to include links in my posts... so post/topic# 14084 - official docker image i cant understand it general concepts

But I am not sure I need to start the docker container each time I pass the command into the container?

Anyone with any advice or help I sure would appreciate it.

does this help
How to set up RClone WebGUI server as a Docker Container

Thanks Jojo,

I did see that post, but had managed to get the rclone in a docker, the web GUI and the linking to the remote cloud storage all sorted before finding that one.

I just need (would like) to automate the running of the rclone sync in the docker. I think I will give the docker command line a try and tweak where I need. I did try previously without success, will try again.

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