Paths are specified as remote:path

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

To configure Jottacloud you will need to enter your username and password and select a mountpoint.

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:

No remotes found - make a new one
n) New remote
s) Set configuration password
q) Quit config
n/s/q> n
name> remote
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
13 / JottaCloud
   \ "jottacloud"
Storage> jottacloud
User Name
Enter a string value. Press Enter for the default ("").
user> user
y) Yes type in my own password
g) Generate random password
n) No leave this optional password blank
y/g/n> y
Enter the password:
Confirm the password:
The mountpoint to use.
Enter a string value. Press Enter for the default ("").
Choose a number from below, or type in your own value
 1 / Will be synced by the official client.
   \ "Sync"
 2 / Archive
   \ "Archive"
mountpoint> Archive
Remote config
type = jottacloud
user = user
pass = *** ENCRYPTED ***
mountpoint = Archive
y) Yes this is OK
e) Edit this remote
d) Delete this remote
y/e/d> y

Once configured you can then use rclone like this,

List directories in top level of your Jottacloud

rclone lsd remote:

List all the files in your Jottacloud

rclone ls remote:

To copy a local directory to an Jottacloud directory called backup

rclone copy /home/source remote:backup


This remote supports --fast-list which allows you to use fewer transactions in exchange for more memory. See the rclone docs for more details.

Note that the implementation in Jottacloud always uses only a single API request to get the entire list, so for large folders this could lead to long wait time before the first results are shown.

Modified time and hashes

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

Jottacloud supports MD5 type hashes, so you can use the --checksum flag.

Note that Jottacloud requires the MD5 hash before upload so if the source does not have an MD5 checksum then the file will be cached temporarily on disk (wherever the TMPDIR environment variable points to) before it is uploaded. Small files will be cached in memory - see the --jottacloud-md5-memory-limit flag.

Deleting files

By default rclone will send all files to the trash when deleting files. Due to a lack of API documentation emptying the trash is currently only possible via the Jottacloud website. If deleting permanently is required then use the --jottacloud-hard-delete flag, or set the equivalent environment variable.


Jottacloud supports file versioning. When rclone uploads a new version of a file it creates a new version of it. Currently rclone only supports retrieving the current version but older versions can be accessed via the Jottacloud Website.

Quota information

To view your current quota you can use the rclone about remote: command which will display your usage limit (unless it is unlimited) and the current usage.

Standard Options

Here are the standard options specific to jottacloud (JottaCloud).


User Name

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



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


The mountpoint to use.

  • Config: mountpoint
  • Type: string
  • Default: “”
  • Examples:
    • “Sync”
      • Will be synced by the official client.
    • “Archive”
      • Archive

Advanced Options

Here are the advanced options specific to jottacloud (JottaCloud).


Files bigger than this will be cached on disk to calculate the MD5 if required.

  • Config: md5_memory_limit
  • Type: SizeSuffix
  • Default: 10M


Delete files permanently rather than putting them into the trash.

  • Config: hard_delete
  • Type: bool
  • Default: false

Remove existing public link to file/folder with link command rather than creating. Default is false, meaning link command will create or retrieve public link.

  • Config: unlink
  • Type: bool
  • Default: false


Note that Jottacloud 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 Jottacloud file names. 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.

Jottacloud only supports filenames up to 255 characters in length.


Jottacloud exhibits some inconsistent behaviours regarding deleted files and folders which may cause Copy, Move and DirMove operations to previously deleted paths to fail. Emptying the trash should help in such cases.

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