This is a Backend for Uptobox file storage service. Uptobox is closer to a one-click hoster than a traditional cloud storage provider and therefore not suitable for long term storage.

Paths are specified as remote:path

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


To configure an Uptobox backend you'll need your personal api token. You'll find it in your account settings

Here is an example of how to make a remote called remote with the default setup. First run:

rclone config

This will guide you through an interactive setup process:

Current remotes:

Name                 Type
====                 ====
TestUptobox          uptobox

e) Edit existing remote
n) New remote
d) Delete remote
r) Rename remote
c) Copy remote
s) Set configuration password
q) Quit config
e/n/d/r/c/s/q> n
name> uptobox
Type of storage to configure.
Enter a string value. Press Enter for the default ("").
Choose a number from below, or type in your own value
37 / Uptobox
   \ "uptobox"
Storage> uptobox
** See help for uptobox backend at: https://rclone.org/uptobox/ **

Your API Key, get it from https://uptobox.com/my_account
Enter a string value. Press Enter for the default ("").
api_key> xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Edit advanced config? (y/n)
y) Yes
n) No (default)
y/n> n
Remote config
type = uptobox
api_key = xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
y) Yes this is OK (default)
e) Edit this remote
d) Delete this remote

Once configured you can then use rclone like this,

List directories in top level of your Uptobox

rclone lsd remote:

List all the files in your Uptobox

rclone ls remote:

To copy a local directory to an Uptobox directory called backup

rclone copy /home/source remote:backup

Modification times and hashes

Uptobox supports neither modified times nor checksums. All timestamps will read as that set by --default-time.

Restricted filename characters

In addition to the default restricted characters set the following characters are also replaced:

Character Value Replacement
" 0x22
` 0x41

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

Standard options

Here are the Standard options specific to uptobox (Uptobox).


Your access token.

Get it from https://uptobox.com/my_account.


  • Config: access_token
  • Type: string
  • Required: false

Advanced options

Here are the Advanced options specific to uptobox (Uptobox).


Set to make uploaded files private


  • Config: private
  • Type: bool
  • Default: false


The encoding for the backend.

See the encoding section in the overview for more info.


  • Config: encoding
  • Type: Encoding
  • Default: Slash,LtGt,DoubleQuote,BackQuote,Del,Ctl,LeftSpace,InvalidUtf8,Dot


Description of the remote


  • Config: description
  • Type: string
  • Required: false


Uptobox will delete inactive files that have not been accessed in 60 days.

rclone about is not supported by this backend an overview of used space can however been seen in the uptobox web interface.