My first post, did some googling to try to find a solution with no luck.
Successfully installed and configured on my PVE home lab (Debian Virtual Environment). I have mounted the drive, can create files/folders and backup Virtual Machines there with no problems. Thank you for amazing documentation and "rclone config" step by step configuration.
Issue I have is when trying to created virtual disk image (.raw or .qcow2) on that drive using pvesm I'm getting "operation not permitted" message. Could it be blocked by Google? See code below:
root@pve:~# pvesm alloc gdrive 101 vm-101-disk10.raw 1000G
Formatting '/mnt/pve/gdrive/images/101/vm-101-disk10.raw', fmt=raw size=1073741824000
unable to create image: qemu-img: /mnt/pve/gdrive/images/101/vm-101-disk10.raw: Could not resize file: Operation not permitted
Thanks, it worked. Not the exact outcome I was expecting though. I could create the virtual disk but, as it was set to to full cache. It was trying to recreate the whole 10TB dynamic drive on my local system drive (I think) which filled up my system drive very quickly (60GB system partition, 56GB was free before I mounted gdrive and created dynamic disk).
Ideally I would like to work on live dynamic virtual drive in the cloud.
Now I'm not sure where the cache is stored, rebooting the system didn't work. Low on space so can't run certain commands (or mount the drive with rclone again if needed to delete cache?). Tried some commands re clearing cache but either not worked or I didn't type them properly (or needed the mount connected?).
Unfortunately objects on cloud storage are generally immutable, which means that trying to do the sort of random access read and writes that a filing system does isn't possible with one large object.
It is possible if you chunk the object up into lots of little bits, but rclone doesn't support that yet.
This will show you the default place for storing cache files
$ rclone help flags cache-dir
rclone help flags [<regexp to match>] [flags]
-h, --help help for flags
--cache-dir string Directory rclone will use for caching. (default "/home/ncw/.cache/rclone")