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Use Rclone as the repository backned.

Rclone is a command-line program to manage files on cloud storage. As a analogy, Rclone is the rsync for cloud storage. Rclone supports 40+ providers. The Rclone backend is to use Rclone command to communicate with the remote backend.


  1. Install the Rclone
  2. Configure the Rclone
    rclone config
  3. Check if the Rclone commmand can access your remote backend and path.
    rclone lsd <remote>:<path>


Init a workspace

# avc init rclone://<remote>/<path>
avc init rclone://myremote/path/to/mydataset

Clone a repository

avc clone rclone://myremote/path/to/mydataset
cd mydataset/