Backup to google drive


(Rhys Hazell) #1

hi guys.

i wanted to find out how i might modify the backup system to save backups to google drive

(Giacomo Sanchietti) #2

Hi Rhys,
we are working on improving the backup and, among others, we are trying restic which has GoogleDrive support.

But what are your needs? Can you explain your usage scenario?

(Rhys Hazell) #3

hi buddy
i was thinking i could mount it with google-drive-ocamlfuse and wanted to use the backup system so i am notified when the backup fails


(Michael Träumner) #4

Perhaps it works to install google drive mount like at the following link:

@davidep, @giacomo What do you think?

(Giacomo Sanchietti) #5

Yes it could work, but many modifications are needed (like for WebDav) and we have also have to package the fuse driver.

Finally fuse drivers for remote FS is not efficient.

(Rob Bosch) #6

I am using an owncloud based service and backup through webdav works like a charm. Implemented this on my own VPS and on a server of a friend of mine.

(Rhys Hazell) #7

hey buddy

that is a good idea i was just hopping to use my google drive space i have.

(Rob Bosch) #8

To be exact, it is a Dutch service by TransIP:
They used to give 1TB storage for free, but this ended a month ago. They still have payed versions for reasonable prices. However, the speeds over webdav are not the best I have ever seen, but who is complaining for 1 TB of free backup space?