Support encrypted rsync backups to OneDrive, Dropbox, etc.



  • rclone was previously discussed as a backup solution for cloudron, which would have made encrypted, incremental backups to S3, Onedrive, Dropbox, etc., possible.

    It would be great if you could do something similar with rsync. TAR does not work well for large datasets (I had frequent timeouts with Nextcloud storage > 40 GB).

    (rclone was determined as not working for Cloudron, even though there's a rclone fork for Cloudron:https://github.com/cloudron-io/rclone)

    I personally would like to use OneDrive since I have - like many - an Office365 subscription and have 1TB of included OneDrive space sitting there, idle, which could be better used for backup (even though, recently, I backup my Mac via Arq to OneDrive)



  • The overall feature request makes sense though I am not 100% sure about whether OneDrive etc are made for "backup" storage (just me being ignorant here). What I mean that is do they have aggressive throttling limits etc in their API. I have to readhttps://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/dev/general-development/how-to-avoid-getting-throttled-or-blocked-in-sharepoint-online more closely.

    This is in contrast to S3, Glacier, GCS etc which are specifically meant for storing "objects" and "binary blobs" (as opposed to documents/files).

    @necrevistonnezr Have you synced many files with rclone and OneDrive?



  • @necrevistonnezr Have you synced many files with rclone and OneDrive?

    As I said, I'm using Arq (https://www.arqbackup.com/ - awesome software!) to backup my (Windows) Workstation and my (macOS) Laptop to Onedrive and it works great - with good speeds.



  • I will move this topic to discuss, so people can upvote it.



  • Personnaly, even if there are encrypted, I would never use GDrive / OneDrive to makes Backup. I'll prefere use my FTP backup provide by my server provider, or technology likehttps://www.online.net/en/c14



  • OneDrive aside, I would love to have encrypted, incremental backups. A big reason for self-hosting is to have my data away from big companies. It feels odd to then just hand those same companies an unencrypted copy of my server. I'm using the TAR method right now solely because of encryption, but it's forcing me to keep my data storage (especially in Nextcloud) to a minimum because it's not incremental.



  • @ftlaudman said inSupport encrypted rsync backups to OneDrive, Dropbox, etc.:

    OneDrive aside, I would love to have encrypted, incremental backups. A big reason for self-hosting is to have my data away from big companies. It feels odd to then just hand those same companies an unencrypted copy of my server. I'm using the TAR method right now solely because of encryption, but it's forcing me to keep my data storage (especially in Nextcloud) to a minimum because it's not incremental.

    Actually, tar doesn't even work with large amounts of data. I have ~ 60 GB in my Nextcloud and backups with tar always crashed...



  • I'd love support for encrypted incremental backup. Completely agree with a notion of not wanting to give my unprotected backups to some big company.

    I currently have to resort to avoid taking backups of Nextcloud and do local encrypted tar, which I then download to my desktop on schedule. Quite a bad setup, I must say.