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Install Dropbox Daemon on Ubuntu Server

by AndreaCorso

If you want another backup system for security, you can add Dropbox to your ubuntu server and sync your backups with this cloud system.

Below you can see some steps for do it.

  1. Go to the home folder
    cd ~
  2. Download Dropbox for Linux via Offically site:
    32-bit

    wget -O dropbox.tar.gz "http://www.dropbox.com/download/?plat=lnx.x86"

    64-bit

    wget -O dropbox.tar.gz "http://www.dropbox.com/download/?plat=lnx.x86_64"
  3. Now extract the downloaded file
    tar -zxvf dropbox.tar.gz
  4. Run the daemon to add your machine to the Dropbox account
    ~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd

If your Ubuntu server is not link to any Dropbox account yet, so you will see a message keep showing every few second like the image:
message-dropbox-ubuntu-server

Now copy and  paste the link to any web browser, you can use any computer. So that it will start to link this machine to your Dropbox account. You will be asking to provide your username and password in order to link this to your Dropbox account.

If dropbox client on your server is successfully sync with ubuntu server you’ll see the message Client successfully linked, Welcome! and it will stop printing the authorization link, it also will automatically create a Dropbox folder under ~/Dropbox for the user you’re logged in as. Now you can press CTRL + C to terminate the dropbox deamon process.

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