Using a Cloud storage service with the Orchid Fusion Library


Beginning with version 21.3.0, the Orchid Fusion VMS Library can be configured to save exported video to several supported cloud storage services instead of to a local filesystem.  Orchid Fusion uses an open-source library called Rclone to communicate with these cloud storage services.  In order to use your preferred cloud storage service with Orchid Fusion, you must first configure it in Rclone.


Supported Cloud Services

As of April, 2021, the following cloud storage services can be configured to work with Orchid Fusion VMS:

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  • Amazon S3
  • Backblaze B2
  • Box
  • Dropbox
  • Google Drive
  • Jottacloud
  • Cloud
  • Mega
  • Microsoft OneDrive
  • pCloud
  • Seafile
  • SugarSync
  • Yandex Disk

For the most up to date list, see the table Optional Features on Rclone's list of cloud storage systems.  All cloud storage systems supporting the "LinkSharing" feature should work with Orchid Fusion VMS's library.


STEP ONE: Configure Your Cloud Storage Account (remote) in Rclone.

In both Windows and Linux, Rclone configuration is done on the command line using an Rclone executable bundled with Orchid Fusion VMS.  When configuring, you must use this version of Rclone, and specify the path for a Fusion-specific config file.

In Linux:

sudo /opt/fusion/bin/rclone --config /etc/opt/fusion/rclone.conf {command}

In Windows (via an elevated Command Prompt):

C:\Program Files\IPConfigure\Orchid Fusion VMS\bin\rclone.exe --config "C:\Program Files\IPConfigure\Orchid Fusion VMS\conf\rclone.conf" {command}

The Rclone configuration process varies based on your chosen cloud storage service.  See the full list of supported providers on the Rclone website.  Click the Config button next to your provider on the Rclone website for instructions on creating a new Rclone remote.  Once your remote has been created, it can be used by Orchid Fusion.


STEP TWO: Configure Orchid Fusion to Use Your Rclone Remote

Once you have Rclone configured, you need only to tell Orchid Fusion what named you've selected for your Rclone remote.  Edit your Orchid Fusion properties file at /etc/opt/fusion/ or C:\Program Files\IPConfigure\Fusion\conf\fusion.conf and add the line:


Finally restart Orchid Fusion using Windows Services or with sudo systemctl restart fusion on Linux.

That's it!  When you save a video clip to the Library using the Orchid Fusion export dialog, your video will be sent to (and can be shared from) your chosen cloud service.


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