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NOTE: Please make sure you have logged in into your RAC instance. Once logged in follow the steps:

STEP - I :  Install Rclone on instance

Rclone is a command line program to sync files and directories to and from cloud storage.

Quickstart Installation

  • Download the relevant binary.

  • Extract the rclone or rclone.exe binary from the archive.

  • Run rclone config to set up.

Installation by using a script

Install rclone on Linux/macOS/BSD systems:

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STEP - II :  Create a directory and mount the attached storage.

Create a directory

$ sudo mkdir  directory path

Example: $ sudo mkdir /mnt/rclone_test


Mount a volume

$ sudo mount volume  directory path

Example: $ sudo mount /dev/sdc   /mnt/rclone_test

STEP - III : Configure Rclone.

After installing Rclone:

  1. Type $ rclone config

  2. Type n for a New remote

  3. Give a name to your remote (AWS in this example)

  4. Select the type of storage to configure


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         5. Choose the S3 provider

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       6. Select the type of authentication method.       

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PLEASE NOTE:  Enter your secret AWSAccesskeyId and AWSSecretKey in case you selected false.

     7. Select the region to connect( Canada-Central Region in this example).

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      8. Select the Type of Access Control and encryption method  you want to use.

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    9. Select the Endpoint and Location constraint values.

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     10. Select the Redundancy type and verify all the remote config values

           before closing the rclone.

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STEP- IV : Creating  a S3 bucket using Rclone.

Creating and listing a S3 bucket

$ rclone mkdir remotename:bucket

Example: $ rclone mkdir  AWS:rclonebucket3


Once remote is configured and bucket is created you can use below commands to list the remotes and buckets:

ubuntu@firstinstance:~$ rclone listremotes

ubuntu@firstinstance:~$ rclone lsd remotename:


STEP - V : Synching/Copying using Rclone


Rclone Sync - it makes source and destination identical, modifying destination only.

Run below command to sync your volume to AWS bucket:

$ sudo rclone sync /home/local/directory(source)  remotename:bucket(destination)

Example: $ sudo rclone sync /mnt/rclone_test/ AWS:rclonebucket

NOTE: Switch the source and destinations values if you want to copy data from AWS bucket to RAC volume.


Rclone Copy- Copy files from source to destination, skipping already copied.

Run below command to sync your volume to AWS bucket:

$ sudo rclone copy  /home/local/directory(source)  remotename:bucket(destination)

Example: $ sudo rclone copy /mnt/rclone_test/ AWS:rclonebucket

NOTE: Sync or copy volume to Amazon S3 bucket (requires a write access on bucket).


This tutorial assumes that you have the following already in place:

  • An AWS account.

  • AWSAccess keys.

  • A RAC Instance with attached volume.


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