Hello, Rclone forum. This is my first post.
I'm trying/hoping to use Rsync through (or together with) Rclone, because I was told Rsync could not connect to through other protocols than SSH, while Rclone was great at creating connections through all kinds of protocols and APIs.
My intention is to make a Bash-script which would perform a multilevel full/differential/incremental backup to a fairly well known cloud storage service.
I've been successful in configuring- and connecting to my cloudservice via Rclone, a surprisingly great program which was unknown to me before. However, it seems Rclone's flexibility in creating complex procedures are somewhat limited, compared to Rsync.
For example comparing local folder contents to existing cloud content, and then uploading the differences to a different separate folder labeled by date - and similar operations, this seems to be out of Rclone's scope or usage(?)
I was told Rsync and Rclone are perfectly compatible, which gave me a general impression that rsync could perhaps connect to a cloudprovider via for ex FTP or Webdav 'through' the rclone remote connection, or something of that kind. But I've been unable to find information online which explains how to use them in conjunction with each other, for example how to use Rsync to connect to a service via Rclone, and similar. My own experimentation have been unsuccessful too.
My question is however I seem to have been misinformed, or misunderstood the possibilities of rsync and rclone to work together? Or if this is possible in some way that seems to elude me?
And if this is not possible, are there perhaps still some way that rclone and/or rsync could be used for relatively advanced operations like I'm hoping to create?
Thank you for any help or comments