In version 2.0.8 we released our integration with RClone and Google Drive. In this guide, we’ll show you how to install it.
You should first set up your Google API Credentials. You can follow our guide here.
QuickBox Pro RClone offers an encrypted and unencrypted setup. For the differences between the two, please check out our documentation here.
MergerFS combines your local folder and Google Drive folder into one seamless directory, thus making it appear that the files are already on GDrive. This makes it possible for plex to index new movies or shows added to your library. Everything you want to appear on GDrive or media you post-process must be saved in [/home/<username>/rclone/gmedia/]
For setting up plex with QB Pro Rclone please read our guide here. Uploading to Google Drive nightly upload at 03:12 AM done by a move script Uploads to Google Drive can also be manually triggered by running qb rclone upload <username>
Upload speed is capped at 8MB/sec to avoid any API bans when exceeding the daily upload limit of 750GB. Moving files to Google Drive will delete the local copy in /gmedia/ and any empty folder, except for the parent i.e /gmedia/Movie/
Installing RClone on QuickBox Pro
As Google has recently removed OOB authentication flows, the process for installing Rclone has changed a bit. We do understand that this is a bit of an extra step, however, both Rclone and QuickBox Pro are at the mercy of Google’s latest decision to remove this type of authentication, so we must adapt to meet their required standards.
Now run qb install rclone <username>for an unencrypted connection. For an encrypted connection, run qb install rclone <username> encrypted
Replace <username> with your username. In our screenshots, we used bte as our username.
5. You’ll then be asked to create your project on Google Drive. You can copy the link provided to create that provided.
6. Once you have got these details, you can then press any key to continue.
7. Once you have entered in those details, and confirmed the details, you can then press Y to continue with the rest of the installation.
8. You will then be prompted to go to a link that is provided. You will need to copy this, and paste it into your browser to generate a code.
9. Copy that code, and paste it back into your SSH session.
Now RClone is installed and ready to use.
You can also view our Animated Gif below. Click on the image to see it in full screen.
Don’t forget to download a copy of the rclone.conf file in case you ever loose access to the server. This is stored in /root/.config/rclone/rclone.confAs of v2.1.5 the config for RClone can be found at/home/USERNAME/.config/rclone/rclone.conf
If you are going to be using RClone with Plex, please see our Configuring Plex guide here as you must turn off a scheduled task.
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