Rclone is a command line program to sync files and directories to and from different cloud storages such as Google Drive, Dropbox and so on.

Lets see how easy rclone helps copying data for you:  rclone copy dropbox:web_projects gdrive:web_projects -P

This tool do really help me a lot migrates data to Google Drive from Dropbox. Most of tools or services support migration but we need to download them on local then upload to another cloud storage, that is not that easy to do so especially the trend of small disk size.

So how do we install it?

  • If you are Mac user, you can use homebrew to install (brew install rclone)
  • If you are Engineer, you might want to use Docker (docker pull rclone/rclone:latest)
  • More ways of installation, please ref to https://rclone.org/install/

After installation, you need to setup all accounts you want (rclone config)

In a nutshell, by using rclone you don't need to worry about space of local disk, this is super important on migrating data. Besides on that, the easy setup is important for you to use a tool.