Paths are specified as remote:path

Paths may be as deep as required, e.g. remote:directory/subdirectory.


Here is an example of how to make a remote called remote. First run:

 rclone config

This will guide you through an interactive setup process:

n) New remote
d) Delete remote
q) Quit config
e/n/d/q> n
name> remote
Type of storage to configure.
Choose a number from below, or type in your own value
XX / OpenDrive
   \ "opendrive"
Storage> opendrive
y) Yes type in my own password
g) Generate random password
y/g> y
Enter the password:
Confirm the password:
username =
password = *** ENCRYPTED ***
y) Yes this is OK
e) Edit this remote
d) Delete this remote
y/e/d> y

List directories in top level of your OpenDrive

rclone lsd remote:

List all the files in your OpenDrive

rclone ls remote:

To copy a local directory to an OpenDrive directory called backup

rclone copy /home/source remote:backup

Modified time and MD5SUMs

OpenDrive allows modification times to be set on objects accurate to 1 second. These will be used to detect whether objects need syncing or not.

Restricted filename characters

Character Value Replacement
NUL 0x00
/ 0x2F
" 0x22
* 0x2A
: 0x3A
< 0x3C
> 0x3E
? 0x3F
\ 0x5C
| 0x7C

File names can also not begin or end with the following characters. These only get replaced if they are the first or last character in the name:

Character Value Replacement
SP 0x20
HT 0x09
LF 0x0A
VT 0x0B
CR 0x0D

Invalid UTF-8 bytes will also be replaced, as they can't be used in JSON strings.

Standard options

Here are the standard options specific to opendrive (OpenDrive).



  • Config: username
  • Type: string
  • Default: ""



NB Input to this must be obscured - see rclone obscure.

  • Config: password
  • Type: string
  • Default: ""

Advanced options

Here are the advanced options specific to opendrive (OpenDrive).


This sets the encoding for the backend.

See the encoding section in the overview for more info.

  • Config: encoding
  • Type: MultiEncoder
  • Default: Slash,LtGt,DoubleQuote,Colon,Question,Asterisk,Pipe,BackSlash,LeftSpace,LeftCrLfHtVt,RightSpace,RightCrLfHtVt,InvalidUtf8,Dot


Files will be uploaded in chunks this size.

Note that these chunks are buffered in memory so increasing them will increase memory use.

  • Config: chunk_size
  • Type: SizeSuffix
  • Default: 10Mi


Note that OpenDrive is case insensitive so you can't have a file called "Hello.doc" and one called "hello.doc".

There are quite a few characters that can't be in OpenDrive file names. These can't occur on Windows platforms, but on non-Windows platforms they are common. Rclone will map these names to and from an identical looking unicode equivalent. For example if a file has a ? in it will be mapped to instead.

rclone about is not supported by the OpenDrive backend. Backends without this capability cannot determine free space for an rclone mount or use policy mfs (most free space) as a member of an rclone union remote.

See List of backends that do not support rclone about See rclone about