Sync and encrypt data to dropbox

What is the problem you are having with rclone?

I am new to rcloud and spent about 4 hours trying to figure out how to create a remote backup in dropbox in an encrypted manner.
I am getting quite far, creating a drobpox remote (DropBox) and than a crypt remote associated wit that (DropBoxEncrypt).

Into local directory 'DirToBackup' I put a file for testing purpose to be encrypted and synced.

When I now call

rclone sync ~/DirToBackup/ DropBoxEncrypt:DropBoxFolderName
it gets synced and encrypted to the server as it seam.

To do the other way around to the local directory 'DirToRestore' I do the following call:

rclone sync DropBoxEncrypt:DropBoxFolderName ~/DirToRestoreRestore/

unfortunately this fails with the message:
2023/02/24 20:11:16 ERROR : Encrypted drive 'DropBoxEncrypt:DropBoxFolderName': error reading source root directory: directory not found

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

rclone v1.61.1

  • os/version: ubuntu 22.04 (64 bit)
  • os/kernel: 5.19.0-32-generic (x86_64)
  • os/type: linux
  • os/arch: amd64
  • go/version: go1.19.4
  • go/linking: static
  • go/tags: none

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


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

rclone sync DropBoxEncrypt:DropBoxFolderName ~/DirToRestoreRestore/

Could you kindly help please? I am quite desparate not getting this to work.
Thanks and regards


rclone cannot find the directory.

if you need additional assistance, run the command withs -vv and post the full output.

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