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Re: [Duplicity-talk] Best Duplicity 8 backend for Google Drive?

From: zga9uhnq4g
Subject: Re: [Duplicity-talk] Best Duplicity 8 backend for Google Drive?
Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2021 15:35:38 -0700
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Thanks for the info Ken.

A couple follow up questions.
    thanks again,

On 2021-08-15 09:51, Kenneth Loafman kenneth-at-loafman.com |duplicity-talk| wrote:
Hi Peter,

All of our backends are written by volunteers, so I'm not the best one to answer.
  • gdocs is 10 years old and some still use it (to be deprecated in 0.9.0).
  • pydrive replaced gdocs 7 years ago and some still use it (to be deprecated in 0.9.0).
  • gdrive replaced pydrive 5 months ago.
As far as I know, all three still work, which is surprising since gdocs is deprecated by Google.  I would suggest using gdrive.

A service account is for a team while a regular account is a normal Google user.  I don't know any pros or cons.

No, My Drive folders do not need to be shared, they just need different addressing than shared.

Sorry, that's all I can think of at the moment,  Hope it helps!


On Sun, Aug 15, 2021 at 12:23 AM zga9uhnq4g--- via Duplicity-talk <duplicity-talk@nongnu.org> wrote:
Looking at the duplicity 8 man page, it appears that there are several options for storing backups in Google Drive:
Which of them should I expect to be the most reliable and efficient?
Searching duplicity-talk, I saw some indication that the gdocs API has been deprecated, which makes me leery of using it.  The man page says "GDrive: is a rewritten PyDrive: backend ...", but I didn't see any mention of gdrive in duplicity-talk, so I'm not sure how widely it is being used.

I have a couple questions about the Notes on the Pydrive and Gdrive backends in the man page:
  • What are pros and cons of using a service account versus a regular account?
  • The Note on GDrive Backend only mentions using shared folders for 'My Drive', does that mean I can't store a duplicity backup in a non-shared folder?

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