Rclone WebUI / configuration / questions

What is the problem you are having with rclone?

No an actual problem, but I have some questions.

I've setup rclone in CLI, including a configuration at $HOME/.config/rclone/rclone.conf. I can send files to S3. Mission accomplished.

My linux-challenged peers asked me to look at the WebUI. I fired that up thus, and was able to login.

$ sudo /usr/local/bin/rclone rcd --rc-web-gui --rc-user=xxx --rc-pass=xxx --rc-addr=x.x.x.x:443

But now I'm confused:

The existing configuration is not available.

I can create a new configuration. But that doesn't appear to be available to the shell user.

What I'm going for with this, is that my automation sets this up, and runs the backup, and the web interface is purely for monitoring and only occasionally for operations to login and touch things.


  1. Where does the Web UI keep it's configuration? I'd like to set this up using our automation tool, to minimize error.

  2. Is it possible to combine 'shell' and web ui or am I on a fool's errand.

Run the command 'rclone version' and share the full output of the command.

-bash-4.2$ rclone version
rclone v1.61.1
- os/version: centos 7.9.2009 (64 bit)
- os/kernel: 3.10.0-1160.45.1.el7.x86_64 (x86_64)
- os/type: linux
- os/arch: amd64
- go/version: go1.19.4
- go/linking: static
- go/tags: none

Are you on the latest version of rclone? You can validate by checking the version listed here: Rclone downloads
--> Yes

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

S3 and Ceph

The rclone config contents with secrets removed.

Not relevant but okay

type = s3
provider = AWS
access_key_id = xxx
secret_access_key = xxx
region = us-east-1
acl = private
server_side_encryption = AES256
storage_class = DEEP_ARCHIVE

hello and welcome to the forum,

each linux user has its own config file.
to hardcode, use --config=/path/to/rclone.conf

if you are looking for a GUI, this is popular in the forum.

might try rclone mount, as that maps the remote to a local dir,
can use file manager such as windows explorer.

rclone mount mez_storage: c:\mez_storage
rclone mount mez_storage: /path/to/local/dir

That is exactly the flag I needed.

Amazing - thank you very much.

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