What is the format of remote:

What is the problem you are having with rclone?

i cannot list anything in remote path. everything is NOT FOUND.

What is your rclone version (output from rclone version)


Which OS you are using and how many bits (eg Windows 7, 64 bit)

debian 9

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


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

rclone lsd remote:dir.name ?? what the format? Whats the exact way to type in Dropbox folder?

https://www.dropbox.com/home shows me all my folders. I want to sync ALL of dropbox (sync root dropbox dir) but everything is not found

A log from the command with the -vv flag (eg output from rclone -vv copy /tmp remote:tmp)

hello and welcome to the forum,
this should work rclone lsd remote:

have you read this?

rclone lsd remote:
2020/01/23 12:18:17 Failed to create file system for "remote:": didn't find section in config file

you need to change the placeholder word remote to the actual name of the remote.

what is the name of the remote you created?
type rclone config to see the name of the remotes

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it's called sync...

rclone lsd sync:
2020/01/23 12:43:39 couldn't list single level: v1_retired

you did not list the version of rclone you are using?

run this and paste results?
rclone --version

$ rclone --version
rclone v1.35-DEV

installed via: apt install rclone

you are running a very old version of rclone, which does not support dropbox v2 api.

please update to the latest version.


Thank you!!!

Now works.

How do I sync Dropbox so that local file changes are always pushed to dropbox? and any files I add to dropbox on my other windows PC will also be downloaded to my local Debian laptop dropbox folder?

glad to help,

the most important flag to use when testing is

keep in mind that rclone is a one-way sync from source to dest.
you can sync from local to dropbox and dropbox to local but not both with one rclone command.

well, there are a bunch of ways to do that.
on linux, you can run the rclone script as using crontab, systemd, or in a script with a loop.
i do not use linux much so i cannot help there.

on windows, there is a client from dropbox.

i put this in a bash script:

rclone copy /home/name/Dropbox/ sync:
rclone copy sync: /home/name/Dropbox/
rclone sync sync: /home/name/Dropbox/

See any issues with that? It should only delete locally after pushing then pulling between dropbox.

i cannot comment on that as dropbox is multi user and you are trying to use rclone for bi-directional syncing on the linux box?
in addition, i do not use dropbox.

i tend to be paranoid and without a lot of testing i would not trust your commands.

you need to have a backup of all dropbox files, in case you made a mistake.

What that will do is a) copy files missing from local to sync:, b) copy files missing from sync: to local and c) do nothing as the two should be identical already.

So this is equivalent to

rclone copy /home/name/Dropbox/ sync:
rclone copy sync: /home/name/Dropbox/

I think.

This will do a bi-directional sync, but you won't ever be able to delete anything!

Thanks! Only problem is that I have 2 other PC's and a phone using the Dropbox sync native apps. They add to and delete files. So this Linux laptop will at time be either missing files or having files that were already deleted

You could use an rclone mount which will require you to be online but will work

rclone mount --vfs-cache-mode writes sync: /mnt/sync

Rclone isn't a 2-way syncing tool yet, alas.

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