Vendors

Rclone supports by default a great list of vendors, plus all of those offering an already supported API (like S3 or OpenShift).

Unfortunately some of them are not meant to be used as a backup backend as their main target is not backup but web development: so they are not expecting high-volume of file transfers.

So here is a list of providers I’ve tested :

working

OVH

The good:

  • file transfers are fast
  • it’s cheap

The bad:

  • the UI is slow and crashes if you have too many files (but there is no problem if you use Rclone)

Wasabi

The good:

  • file transfers are fast
  • it’s cheap

not working for my backup use-case

With Rclone v1.52.3-339-gb6d3cad7-beta, the following providers are not working or partially working as expected.

pCloud

The good:

  • file transfers seem to work fine and fast
  • the possibility to share plain files is great
  • it’s cheap

The bad:

  • the european datacenter seems buggy: I was not able to find the API keys generated by Rclone in the user interface
  • you have to use OAuth2 and to get a token you need to let your Rclone working as a working callback url: this means that you need to open a port in your firewall

I’ll try again in some months! (and you should also if you are not using the european datacenter)

Scaleway

The good:

  • file transfers work fast
  • it’s cheap

The bad:

  • unreliable transfers: sometimes slow, sometimes completely blocked (probably a rate-limit protection)

Mega.nz

The good:

  • file transfers work fast
  • it’s cheap
  • the possibility to share plain files is great
  • nice and reactive UI

The bad:

  • no checksum available: Rclone is not able to cryptographically check that a file has been pushed (it fallbacks to the size of the file )