Unable to run rclone as a service for mount on boot

Hi All,
I am trying to mount my premiumize storage on boot. I am struggling to get the service to run. I have had a look on these forums and came across some threads which I have attempted to dissect information from but I am still struggling. I am only beginner with linux so Im grateful for any help and patience.

What is the problem you are having with rclone?

Im unable to get rclone to run as a service in order to mount at boot

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

rclone v1.57.0

  • os/version: raspbian 11.2
  • os/kernel: 5.10.92-v7+ (armv7l)
  • os/type: linux
  • os/arch: arm
  • go/version: go1.17.2
  • 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)

systemctl start rclone

The rclone config contents with secrets removed.

type = premiumizeme
token = {"access_token":"f9c5d7f605xxxxxxxxxx8be083d52db2f277c","token_type":"Bearer","refresh_token":"cf283555dfxxxxxxxxxxd1335697ae3a","expiry":"2032-01-21T15:20:05.103012653Z"}

A log from the command with the -vv flag (THIS IS OUTPUT FROM JOURNALCTL -XE)

An ExecStart= process belonging to unit rclone.service has exited.
░░ The process' exit code is 'exited' and its exit status is 1.
Jan 30 15:15:25 raspberrypi systemd[1]: rclone.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.
░░ Subject: Unit failed
░░ Defined-By: systemd
░░ Support: https://www.debian.org/support
░░ The unit rclone.service has entered the 'failed' state with result 'exit-code'.
Jan 30 15:15:25 raspberrypi systemd[1]: Failed to start Prem Drive (rclone).
░░ Subject: A start job for unit rclone.service has failed
░░ Defined-By: systemd
░░ Support: https://www.debian.org/support
░░ A start job for unit rclone.service has finished with a failure.
░░ The job identifier is 2974 and the job result is failed.

My rclone.service file

  GNU nano 5.4                                                                                   rclone.service                                                                                            
Description=Prem Drive (rclone)

 ExecStart=/usr/bin/rclone mount
ExecStop=/bin/fusermount -u /mnt/prem


hello and welcome to the forum,

not an expert but don't you need a continuation trailing slash at the end of some of the lines, like this?

ExecStart=/usr/bin/rclone mount \
--config=/home/pi/.config/rclone/rclone.conf \

here at the forum, this is the goto guide.

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