Arkiv is a Gnome app indicator which runs rclone bisync in the background, and keeps you notified of any problem or action that may require your input.
I built Arkiv to migrate away from Dropbox to Google Drive and keep the same level of UI feedback, while also adding a few simple features on top of rclone.
Be aware that rclone bisync is still considered experimental and can result in data loss, so both rclone bisync and this application should be used with care.
Some of the things Arkiv can do for you are:
- It will run
rclone bisyncevery five minutes. Which cannot be configured for now, but it will at some point.
- It will never delete files automatically. Every time it detects a file will be deleted, it’ll prompt for your confirmation.
- It will warn you if try to shutdown Gnome while a sync is in progress. To not corrupt the state of rclone bisync.
- You can register custom tasks. Which can then be manually triggered via the app indicator.
- If Google Drive is used, it’ll prompt you to renew the credentials when needed. This allows you to not have to publish your application (as described in the rclone docs), you can keep it in development mode and renew your credentials once per week-ish.
And some of the things Arkiv will not do for you are:
- It will not sync Google Docs. The reason why is explained in the rclone docs.
- It will not
rclone bisync --resyncfor you. This operation needs to be run with care, so for now whenever it’s needed is the user’s reponsibility to run it manually.
For installation instructions see the README.