Google Drive Backup using Rclone

For 8 TB of data storage on Google Drive, plus my own Google organization, I am paying £30/month, which is a pretty good deal.

I wanted to use this space for backing up my NAS, but it was proving difficult. The program I was recommended for Linux backup, Duplicati, was not the best for this purpose. My backup runs would not complete, they would be slow, and full of syncing errors.

Until I discovered rclone.

rclone was much better than Duplicati at backing up my NAS to Google Drive.

This is the script I use to sync the NAS content to Google Drive:

It works just like rsync, but with a progress indicator. I’ve added it to my crontab and it syncs everything up weekly.