Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. This means that any file you save to your Dropbox will automatically save to all your computers, phones and even the Dropbox website. Dropbox creates a special folder on the user's computer, the contents of which are then synchronized to Dropbox's servers and to other computers and devices that the user has installed Dropbox on, keeping the same files up-to-date on all devices. I use Dropbox to backup in near real-time all my server to cloud, beside another daemon creating encrypted backup with Duplicity

Installation

  1. SSH into your server.
  2. Make sure that you are in the root of your home directory with cd
  3. Download the x86-64 (if it apply else the 32bits) Dropbox client. wget -O dropbox.tar.gz "http://www.dropbox.com/download/?plat=lnx.x86_64"
  4. Extract the newly download archive. tar -xvzf dropbox.tar.gz
  5. Run the Dropbox daemon. ~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd
  6. You should now see output similar to this This client is not linked to any account... Please visit https://www.dropbox.com/cli_link?host_id= to link this machine.
  7. Go to the URL given in your SSH client you should see a success message at the top of your screen after logging in.
  8. It is recommended to exit Dropbox now with Ctrl+C and install the official Dropbox CLI (continue on to post-installation for instructions)

Post-installation

Official Dropbox CLI (Command-line Interface)

Note: This script is required for most Dropbox functionality. It is recommended to download the official Dropbox CLI to start the dropbox daemon (as an unprivileged user) and get its status.

  1. Download the Python script. wget -O ~/dropbox.py "http://www.dropbox.com/download?dl=packages/dropbox.py"
  2. Give your account access to execute the script. chmod 755 ~/dropbox.py
  3. To see the available options, run ~/dropbox.py help

Changing the dropbox folder location

To move an existing dropbox folder to /foo/bar:

  1. Stop dropbox. ~/dropbox.py stop
  2. Backup your current Dropbox database. cp ~/.dropbox/dropbox.db dropbox.db.backup
  3. Download the official script for helping with the directory transition. wget http://dl.dropbox.com/u/119154/permalink/dropboxdir.py
  4. Give your account access to execute the new script. chmod +x dropboxdir.py
  5. Move the current Dropbox directory to a new directory named "bar", located in the directory "foo". mv ~/Dropbox /foo/bar
  6. Set Dropbox to use the new folder ./dropboxdir.py --setfolder=/foo/bar
  7. Start Dropbox. ~/dropbox start

Using symbolic links to move the folder location

  1. Stop Dropbox. ~/dropbox.py stop
  2. Move your current Dropbox folder to a directory named "folder" located inside the directory "target" mv ~/Dropbox /target/folder
  3. Create the symbolic link. ln -s /target/folder/Dropbox ~/
  4. Start Dropbox. ~/dropbox.py start

Unlink / Relink dropbox account

To unlink:

~/dropbox.py stop mv ~/.dropbox ~/.dropbox.old

To relink:

~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd

Exclude certain folders from syncing

Display currently excluded directories ~/dropbox.py exclude list

Add one or more directories to the exclusion list, then resynchronize Dropbox. ~/dropbox.py exclude add [directory] [directory] [directory]

NOTE: be sure to specify the full path to [directory] above, or else the script will ignore your command. e.g. ~/dropbox.py exclude add ~/Dropbox/Public

Remove one or more directories from the exclusion list, then resynchronize Dropbox. ~/dropbox.py exclude remove [directory] [directory] [directory]

Check Dropbox's status

~/dropbox.py status

Stop and start the Dropbox daemon

Stop Dropbox. ~/dropbox.py stop

Start Dropbox. ~/dropbox.py start

Check for more command https://www.dropbox.com/help/desktop-web/linux-commands 

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