dropbox I was looking for a solution to share some of my files in my Ubuntu server to others and while thinking of “cloud computing” at that time, I am thinking if i can try to share my files by linking my box to my existing dropbox account or not. Thus, i give a try and it seem it works. Here are the steps how to do it. 1. Download and extract the dropbox client with the following command: For 32-bit:
$ wget -O dropbox.tar.gz "http://www.dropbox.com/download?plat=lnx.x86"
For 64-bit:
$ wget -O dropbox.tar.gz "http://www.dropbox.com/download?plat=lnx.x86_64"
2. Extract the file
tar -xzvf dropbox.tar.gz
3. Run the dropbox client deamon wiht the following command:
$ ~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd
4. Since the server is not link to any dropbox account yet, so you will see the following message keep showing every few second:
This client is not linked to any account...
Please visit https://www.dropbox.com/cli_link?host_id=ed2986f99681f0a7b0bf1cd36c79d3e9&cl=en_US to link this machine.
This client is not linked to any account...
Please visit https://www.dropbox.com/cli_link?host_id=ed2986f99681f0a7b0bf1cd36c79d3e9&cl=en_US to link this machine.
5. You may now copy & paste the link to any browser by using any computer so that it will start to link this machine to your dropbox account. You will be asking to provide your username & password in order to link this to your dropbox account. 6. Once it’s successful, you will see the the following message in your Ubuntu linux machine:
$ Client successfully linked, Welcome ASKYB!
Ubuntu Server to Dropbox Account 7. Now you may press CTRL + C to terminate the deamon process now. 8. You can manually start the service by running the following command:
$ ~/.dropbox-dist/dropbox
9. You may start to snyc and copy any file to your dropbox folder now.