Rclone to preserve FS attributes (ownership, group, ...) when syncing to AWS S3

What is the problem you are having with rclone?

I need to sync/copy files from Windows and Linux to AWS S3 buckets.
I want to be able to save/restore files/folders ownership (group and ACLs) as well as creation/modification times. Unfortunately, in my use case, I can't create a tarball with all files/folders.
I found this message [Rclone instead of rsync] where someone says there was a plan to add this feature but the ticket is closed since 2 years ago.

Is this feature available now ?

What is your rclone version (output from rclone version)

I'm running rclone v1.56.1

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


hello and welcome to the forum,

rclone does not preserve ownership and creation time.
rclone does perverse the modification time.

seems you would need some kind of backup program.

if you can explain your use-case, perhaps we can suggest a solution.

Thx a lot for your answer.
I will check what restic is capable of.

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