Paths are specified as remote:path

Paths may be as deep as required, eg 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
* 0x2A
: 0x3A
< 0x3C
> 0x3E
? 0x3F
| 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: “”



  • Config: password
  • Type: string
  • Default: “”


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.