Object Storage Swift - Using Object Storage with Rclone

This guide explains how to sync object storage via your OVH Control Panel

Last updated 18/01/2018


OVH Object Storage can be synchronised using Rclone.

This guide explains how to sync object storage via your OVH Control Panel.

Rclone is an external synchronisation program - you can find further details for its use in its official documentation.


  • You need to have created an Object Storage container (you can create one from the [Control Panel])(https://docs.ovh.com/asia/en/storage/create_an_object_container/){.external})
  • You need to have created an OpenStack user account


Once you have created your container and OpenStack account, you only need to do two things:

  • Retrieve the Rclone config file:

Once your OpenStack user account has been created, you can retrieve the config file you need for Rclone from your Control Panel.

To do this, when you are on the OpenStack user page in your Control Panel, click the wrench symbol on the right, then on Download an Rclone config file.

Download an Rclone config file

  • Configure Rclone:

Once the file has been downloaded, you can launch the following command to add your new storage space:

Rclone config

You will be asked to insert the config data that appears in your file.

You can also copy-paste the contents of your file in the Rclone config area .config/Rclone/Rclone.conf).

Once the configuration is complete, you can test it by listing your containers, for example:

Rclone lsd BackupStorage

(Where BackupStorage is the name given to your storage space.)

You can find more detailed instructions on how to synchronise your object storage and Rclone on the official Rclone website: Official Rclone documentation.

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