Announcing odrive2


Hi folks,

We are excited to start sharing the new odrive with you!

At the core of odrive2 is a new vision for cloud storage. What if storage wasn’t fragmented? What if you could combine and share any storage?

The goal for odrive2 is to make a better cloud storage stack. What that means ultimately depends on you. To get started, we made a “meta-storage cloud” with a suite of apps for you to combine and share storage. We are releasing the following software over the next several weeks:

  • odrive cloud (v1 Released):
    Make cloud drives to combine and share any storage.

  • Web Client (v1 Released):
    Access and share any storage without any software.

  • Windows and Mac Desktop apps (Windows Released):
    Drag and drop cloud storage management.

  • iOS and Android apps (Released):
    Mobile access to any storage.

  • Windows, Mac, Linux Shells (In Development):
    Interactive and scriptable command-line interface.

  • Windows, Mac, Linux Daemons (In Development):
    Server agents for storage automation.

  • Sync (Released):
    Granular, bi-directional storage replication.

  • Backup (Released):
    Backup any computer to any cloud storage.

  • Backdown (In Development):
    Backup any cloud storage to any computer.

  • Encryption (In Development):
    Guarantee privacy with zero-knowledge encryption.

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Odrive vs odrive2?
Odrive vs odrive2?


Love the new web client methodology so far! Thanks so much for opening this up! Happy to be participating, looking forward to helping test the new Mac and linux clients!


Ditto above. Loving the new interface so far. The Android app is a bit glitchy but works well (will put more thoughts into another post later on). Looking forward to seeing the Windows client, particularly the integration with Google Team Drives.


Are there any plans to add two factor authentication to the odrive2 sign in? Odrive has access to all of our cloud drives which may host a lot of sensitive data and in this day and age, 2FA is a necessity. A really good option is Authy which uses the same TOTP tech that Google Authenticator uses.


Ok, disregard my last message. Looks like 2FA is supported after a bit of searching the settings.


Some people like myself were grandfathered in for unsync in odrive1. Will that be honored in odrive2?


Yup! for anyone else who might be looking, you can find the option under “Manage Profile” when clicking on your user name at the top right.


odrive2’s desktop client currently has a concept of “remove from local cache”, which is included by default.


Just on the off chance I’m being daft, because it happens, The only true “client” thats been released for odrive2 is for windows (e.g. Mac and linux are not out of the incubator yet?)


There’s the private beta Windows client and also the publicly released Android and iOS clients. Technically the web client is also a client, but I understand what you’re getting at. :wink: You’re right, Mac and Linux are not out of the incubator yet… I’m very excited for when they’ll go out, too.



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improvement is a must so let it be :wink:
Questions though: will odrive1 (the current one) abandoned or still being developed in parallel to odrive2?
and if abandoned: will odrive1 stop working so the migration to odrive2 will be mandatory (to continue) or only further improvement of odrive1 will be stopped?


Hi @homonto,
A fair amount of our focus will be on odrive2 so that we can achieve feature parity with odrive1 as fast as we can, but we will definitely still be maintaining, supporting and improving odrive1. In fact we just had a fairly large release on odrive1 yesterday with some big enhancements/fixes. :slight_smile:

Odrive vs odrive2?

Thank you @Tony

Two more:

1- today it is 100$/y so 8.33$/m. New drive is 2$/m. What am I missing here? Santa Claus is in December, right? :wink:

2- odrive1 did not require separated login (to - it was realized by authentication via cloud vendor - I find it much more simple (and maybe more secure) than what you are proposing in odrive2: odrive login, then storage login - why changed then the method?


Hi @homonto,

The odrive1 Premium subscription includes all of the odrive Premium features. odrive2’s base membership subscription currently gives you the ability to upload, modify, and reorganize. odrive2 will have a “member store” that will also allow you to upgrade to additional services, like sync, encryption, and backup.

odrive1 Premium subscribers can get corresponding credit on odrive2, too:

Utilizing OAuth, while convenient, ended up causing lots and lots of confusion, with folks accidentally creating multiple odrive accounts and not knowing which one to use. It also created problems when users has issues or lost access to their authenticating account, because then they lost access to their odrive account.

We also had quite a few people who did not want to use another service and wanted an odrive-specific login.

It was a tough decision, but we decided that having an odrive-specific login was best. We have made the process extremely secure and offer 2nd factor authentication, as well.


Are there any plans to be able to move/copy items/folders between cloud services when everything’s combined into a single drive?


thank you for deep and quick answers.
I am a big fan and heavy user of odrive (as you can see my gazillion posts already).
I expected your above answers exactly as they are.
So now, a bit deeper from my side (I cannot promise these are the last ones I have):
1- when will we see full scope of odrive2 implemented? with all services etc.?
2- there are key points in odrive1 without which odrive2 has little meaning to premium users (like me):

  • unsync/bandwidth limitations etc.
  • encryption
  • cli
  • MacOS client (put here any OS)
  • add more here (but less important to me)
    3- also:
  • android client: - no integration with finger reader for login, no way to use native android “share” function (odrive does not appear as one of the client of share)
    4- having at one moment both services: odrive1 and odrive2 - will it be fully independent even if working on the same storage/files?


Yes, you’ll be able to drag and drop files from one storage to another. Your desktop client will be used as the intermediary, but the point is that it will be easy to initiate and we’ll take care of it for you in the background and let you monitor progress.

If you are interested in a remote-to-remote migration service (without the desktop client as the broker), can you let us know more about what your use case is like / what you’re trying to do? We’d like to offer this at some point as well, but we need to understand how to best do it in a way that is optimal for the user and also sustainable for us to do as a company.



Hi @jeff

Example of remote-to-remote:
I have stored 500GB on onedrive and I want to have a backup of this on google drive.
If you are going to implement copy from onedrive to google via my local computer then we are talking about 1 TB of upload/download - that is not remote-to-remote. It is remote to local and local to remote. I am not sure we are talking about this here.
My IPS gives me 25Mbps - it will take me ages. If it is really remote-to-remote let MS and Google handle this copy without using my bandwidth.
I am not sure how and if it is possible but this is what I would like to see.