I’m looking to sync my current encrypted google drive to another provider for backup purposes. But I’ve a couple of questions that I’m hoping someone can help clarify.
If I run copy or sync from remoteA to remoteB will rclone download each file at a time to my server first, then upload it to the destination? (I’m assuming so but would be handy to clarify.)
My google drive is encrypted. If i want the second remote to also be encrypted do I need to sync from encryptedA to encryptedB. Or can I sync remoteA to remoteB and use the same encryption credentials in encryptedA and encryptedB?
I would sync the encrypted contents so remoteA to remoteB and use the same encryption credentials. That will mean rclone can use the hashes for data integrity and it will mean less CPU used for the transfer since it isn't encrypting and decrypting.
yes a Google compute. You can simply get a micro server which is free to use and sync both remotes if they are both Google...
If they are different you may need to worry about egress.
If they are both Google drive then you could also share the folder with the second remote and try server side transfers as well. ( --drive-server-side-across-configs with the newest beta.. yes you're still constrained to 750GB/day)
Right. $300 may cover up to ~2TB (.11 per GB EGRESS). BUT I'd be really careful doing this. Charges can add up quick. I was mentioning that even without that $300 credit a simple free tier on micro can transfer from Google to Google without any charges since it's all on the Google side.
As soon as you attach an external IP address to a VM in GCS that's when you have to be really careful about egress as even "internal" Google services can spill to egress because your default route becomes external.
Back on topic though. I'd stick with a regular VM to transfer to Dropbox...
You can use Feralhosting.com's cheapest tier (10 pounds per month) - they do not rate limit, no data caps, and I used it to sync from Dropbox to Drive. Much cheaper than anything you'll find with AWS or GCloud.
Feral servers are much faster than 1 gigabit, they have multi-20GBit peered connections. If you're going from Drive to Dropbox, it'll take no time at all to sync your files.