for what it worth, running a sync based backup of critical files, on a destination arranged like that is not the way to go.
if you tweak the script and make a typo you could lose all your backup files.
and you might not even notice it for weeks, and you get hit with ransomware, now you try to get those backups files from cloud, and they are not there or you have overwritten the android files.
i would do a one-time move of existing files to remote:computer.
if you do not want to do that, i would use --backup-dir which also protects against ransomware.
rcx has known bugs, i have been in contact with the author, who is very nice. but the software has not been updated in five months.
hi @x0b, hope all is well. if/when you update rcx, you can start a new post in this forum, asking for beta testers. thanks
as for ransomware, using suffix, will create large folders and many cloud providers have issues with that.
also, since i crypt my rclone folders. i like to use mount when i need to recover an archived file. mount with huge folders also creates performance problems.
so i do a forever-forward-incremental-backup using --backup-dir and date+time stamp.
How will --backup-dir help protect me against ransomware, this sound intriguing.
I really like RCX as well, I haven't noticed any show stopping bugs so far that might compromise my data, are you aware of any?
I am trying to use rclone Browser on Linux as well and it is full of bugs. Much of the GUI is broken, some of it might be due to rclone changing output and the GUI can't parse it properly. I don't think it has been updated in over a year.
I did not know I could use rclone on Android, I will check out your link. Thanks.
Yes this is the one I am trying to use as well however there is no option to use logging. If you try to use the --log-file option it breaks the GUI. The app can't parse the output from progress and update the fields properly.
I have setup a bunch of jobs and I would like to use Rclone Browser but this is a deal breaker for me. I can't see using rclone without a log file to check for errors and other unexpected situations and to have a record for data integrity. It would feel like jumping without a parachute. Have you been able to get logging working with rclone Browser or do you have another use case for rclone browser that doesn't involve logging?
i really do not use it much, sometimes, if i need to do a one-time copy/move and for each job, it has a output window.
i use rclone for backups and always use a debug log and then parse that debug log.
Yes, we are on the same page. I almost never run with a debug log. I want to know exactly what is going on and review everything. The concept of the rclone GUI is nice. I can save and update all my jobs and view the transfers in a very nicely organized window but I am not going to use it until logging works.
Thanks for your earlier advice on splitting out my backups at the root level by device. As you suggested, I am going to use the rclone move command to move all of my top level folders to rclone:Computer then make an rclone:Android.