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New Training: Manage Remote Cloud Storage with Rclone

by Team Nuggets
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Published on March 4, 2021

In this 7-video skill, CBT Nuggets trainer Shawn Powers teaches you how to use rclone to manage data in remote cloud storage devices. Gain an understanding of rclone encryption and rclone mounts. Watch this new Linux training.

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This training includes:

  • 7 videos

  • 43 minutes of training

You’ll learn these topics in this skill:

  • Choosing Rclone over Google File Stream

  • Installing Rclone

  • Configuring Google API Access

  • Configuring Rclone Drives

  • Copying, Moving, and Syncing with Rclone

  • Using On-The-Fly Encryption with Rclone

  • Mounting a Remote Rclone Share on a Local Folder

How to Make Sure Your Rclone is Secure

Rclone is a cloud storage file management program that’s supported by over 40 cloud storage products. Rclone can be used for business & consumer file storage services, S3 object stores, even standard transfers. A lot of people like it because it’s open source and multi-threaded, but some people have raised concerns about its security.

At first blush, those concerns might seem answered by the fact that Rclone uses the HTTPS protocol to secure point-to-point transfers any time that protocol is available. That should, presumably, secure the transmission of files and the like. But what about your cloud provider? End-to-end HTTPS security still means that the data is available to your cloud provider in the clear.

But if you have reason to believe you can’t blindly trust your service provider, you can still encrypt your Rclone content. When you do, files stored in the cloud are stored as encrypted — only to be decrypted when they make their way to someone with the right key. So anyone who can snoop at the files will see gibberish.

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