SugarSync

SugarSync is a cloud service that enables active synchronization of files across computers and other devices for file backup, access, syncing, and sharing.

The initial setup for SugarSync involves getting a token from SugarSync which you can do with rclone. rclone config walks you through it.

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
[snip]
XX / Sugarsync
   \ "sugarsync"
[snip]
Storage> sugarsync
** See help for sugarsync backend at: https://rclone.org/sugarsync/ **

Sugarsync App ID.
Leave blank to use rclone's.
Enter a string value. Press Enter for the default ("").
app_id> 
Sugarsync Access Key ID.
Leave blank to use rclone's.
Enter a string value. Press Enter for the default ("").
access_key_id> 
Sugarsync Private Access Key
Leave blank to use rclone's.
Enter a string value. Press Enter for the default ("").
private_access_key> 
Permanently delete files if true
otherwise put them in the deleted files.
Enter a boolean value (true or false). Press Enter for the default ("false").
hard_delete> 
Edit advanced config? (y/n)
y) Yes
n) No (default)
y/n> n
Remote config
Username (email address)> nick@craig-wood.com
Your Sugarsync password is only required during setup and will not be stored.
password:
--------------------
[remote]
type = sugarsync
refresh_token = https://api.sugarsync.com/app-authorization/XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
--------------------
y) Yes this is OK (default)
e) Edit this remote
d) Delete this remote
y/e/d> y

Note that the config asks for your email and password but doesn’t store them, it only uses them to get the initial token.

Once configured you can then use rclone like this,

List directories (sync folders) in top level of your SugarSync

rclone lsd remote:

List all the files in your SugarSync folder “Test”

rclone ls remote:Test

To copy a local directory to an SugarSync folder called backup

rclone copy /home/source remote:backup

Paths are specified as remote:path

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

NB you can’t create files in the top level folder you have to create a folder, which rclone will create as a “Sync Folder” with SugarSync.

Modified time and hashes

SugarSync does not support modification times or hashes, therefore syncing will default to --size-only checking. Note that using --update will work as rclone can read the time files were uploaded.

Restricted filename characters

SugarSync replaces the default restricted characters set except for DEL.

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

Deleting files

Deleted files will be moved to the “Deleted items” folder by default.

However you can supply the flag --sugarsync-hard-delete or set the config parameter hard_delete = true if you would like files to be deleted straight away.

Standard Options

Here are the standard options specific to sugarsync (Sugarsync).

--sugarsync-app-id

Sugarsync App ID.

Leave blank to use rclone’s.

  • Config: app_id
  • Env Var: RCLONE_SUGARSYNC_APP_ID
  • Type: string
  • Default: “”

--sugarsync-access-key-id

Sugarsync Access Key ID.

Leave blank to use rclone’s.

  • Config: access_key_id
  • Env Var: RCLONE_SUGARSYNC_ACCESS_KEY_ID
  • Type: string
  • Default: “”

--sugarsync-private-access-key

Sugarsync Private Access Key

Leave blank to use rclone’s.

  • Config: private_access_key
  • Env Var: RCLONE_SUGARSYNC_PRIVATE_ACCESS_KEY
  • Type: string
  • Default: “”

--sugarsync-hard-delete

Permanently delete files if true otherwise put them in the deleted files.

  • Config: hard_delete
  • Env Var: RCLONE_SUGARSYNC_HARD_DELETE
  • Type: bool
  • Default: false

Advanced Options

Here are the advanced options specific to sugarsync (Sugarsync).

--sugarsync-refresh-token

Sugarsync refresh token

Leave blank normally, will be auto configured by rclone.

  • Config: refresh_token
  • Env Var: RCLONE_SUGARSYNC_REFRESH_TOKEN
  • Type: string
  • Default: “”

--sugarsync-authorization

Sugarsync authorization

Leave blank normally, will be auto configured by rclone.

  • Config: authorization
  • Env Var: RCLONE_SUGARSYNC_AUTHORIZATION
  • Type: string
  • Default: “”

--sugarsync-authorization-expiry

Sugarsync authorization expiry

Leave blank normally, will be auto configured by rclone.

  • Config: authorization_expiry
  • Env Var: RCLONE_SUGARSYNC_AUTHORIZATION_EXPIRY
  • Type: string
  • Default: “”

--sugarsync-user

Sugarsync user

Leave blank normally, will be auto configured by rclone.

  • Config: user
  • Env Var: RCLONE_SUGARSYNC_USER
  • Type: string
  • Default: “”

--sugarsync-root-id

Sugarsync root id

Leave blank normally, will be auto configured by rclone.

  • Config: root_id
  • Env Var: RCLONE_SUGARSYNC_ROOT_ID
  • Type: string
  • Default: “”

--sugarsync-deleted-id

Sugarsync deleted folder id

Leave blank normally, will be auto configured by rclone.

  • Config: deleted_id
  • Env Var: RCLONE_SUGARSYNC_DELETED_ID
  • Type: string
  • Default: “”

--sugarsync-encoding

This sets the encoding for the backend.

See: the encoding section in the overview for more info.

  • Config: encoding
  • Env Var: RCLONE_SUGARSYNC_ENCODING
  • Type: MultiEncoder
  • Default: Slash,Ctl,InvalidUtf8,Dot