dr3as
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Re: Dropbox

Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:55 pm

Anyone got some new ideas on this?

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Re: Dropbox

Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:25 pm

dr3as wrote:Anyone got some new ideas on this?
In what way? Do none of the WebDAV workarounds work for you?

Somebody recently wrote a pyfilesystem wrapper for the Dropbox API, which you might have fun playing with https://github.com/btimby/fs-dropbox

mharizanov
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Re: Dropbox

Sat Aug 18, 2012 12:27 pm

I haven't tried this myself,

but this is a shell script that does dropbox upload/dpwmloads

https://github.com/andreafabrizi/Dropbo ... ploader.sh

purg
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Re: Dropbox

Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:37 pm

if you just want a sync option and dropbox is not a must have I asked about this too
http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... 4&p=112740

im currently using unison to sync computers with a handful of directories including the RPi , a gentoo desktop, 2x XP partitions and a win7 laptop along with an online vpn account I have for an external remote backup.

works much better than any free to cheap cloud service I found online for my requirements.

daholga
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Re: Dropbox

Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:23 am


bassdread
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Re: Dropbox

Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:12 pm

Dropbox offer an API which has a great Python client. You can setup a developer account and get the example client running with very little effort.

https://www.dropbox.com/developers/start has all the details.

scubbo
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Re: Dropbox

Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:56 pm

This BASH script might be of interest: https://github.com/andreafabrizi/Dropbox-Uploader it claims to allow up/download of files to/from Dropbox. Haven't tested it yet, but looks promising!

Mark Leck
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Re: Dropbox

Fri Oct 19, 2012 5:53 pm

I know this is an old thread, but I have added a Dropbox feature to the latest build of Configurator if anyone is interested.

http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... 66#p197866

I have modified Andrea Fabrizi's headsup script (dropbox_uploader.sh) and made it a full GUI addon for Configurator, works well once you have done the initial setup.

advanced
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Re: Dropbox

Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:00 am

I wrote a small tutorial for beginners to make a shared folder with ssh simulating dropbox. I hope it helps someone :!: http://pikiosk.tumblr.com/post/39853365 ... x-sftp-mac :!:

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i42n
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Re: Dropbox

Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:51 pm

I am currently working on a python script that allows to download the dropbox contents for backup purposes on the Raspberry Pi. It uses the dropbox python sdk which would allow much more functionality (eg. uploading and auto syncing ...).

The project is hosted here: https://github.com/i42n/python-dropbox-backup

If someone wants to help: I would appreciate that :)

sonite
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Re: Dropbox

Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:25 pm

This is another way of using Dropbox @ Raspberry pi (debian shell script setup), scroll down to Pseudo Dropbox: http://www.gruffman.se/raspberry-pi/

Phlaphead
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Re: Dropbox

Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:53 pm

If its useful to anyone, I've written a node.js script to do a two way sync with a single dropbox folder. I'm using it to sync a folder on my BeagleBone so it should work ok for rpi too.

https://github.com/Phlaphead/dropbox-sync-js

It uses the dropbox delta api to get a list of changes and can also detect which files have changed locally since it was last run. Unfortunately it has to be run manually to do a sync at the moment, but it's better than nothing.

I did try to use inotify to watch files, but I get an error that too many files are open, so I'm not sure if this approach is viable.

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Re: Dropbox

Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:02 am

thank you for your contribution! I was waiting for it ;) With macosx you could use 'folder actions' to run the sync everytime something changes (maybe) ... I'll test it out (and write about it)

matzeihnsein
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Re: Dropbox

Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:15 pm

recursive-dropbox-uploader/downloader
https://github.com/matzegebbe/recursive ... x-uploader

Dropbox Uploader is a BASH script which can be used to upload, download, list or delete files from Dropbox, an online file sharing, synchronization and backup service
with my fork of "andreafabrizi Dropbox-Uploader" allows to download hole directories and not only specified files, This works especially for ARM-architectures like the Raspberry Pi...

robbg
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Re: Dropbox

Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:20 am

Hi, over the last few months I have been developing a Javabased dropbox sync daemon.
I did this so that I can sync folders to dropbox on my NAS which has an ARM architecture.
I think this would work on Rasp too.
anybody interested in trying it out?

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Re: Dropbox

Thu Apr 17, 2014 5:46 pm

robbg wrote:Hi, over the last few months I have been developing a Javabased dropbox sync daemon.
I did this so that I can sync folders to dropbox on my NAS which has an ARM architecture.
I think this would work on Rasp too.
anybody interested in trying it out?
I would be interested in taking a look at it.

scottjl
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Re: Dropbox

Thu Sep 11, 2014 5:10 pm

given there's a bittorrent sync client (btsync) and it runs just fine on my pi, I don't see any reason there couldn't be a dropbox client for the pi other than they just don't want to write one. their loss. i've mostly migrated away from dropbox in favor of btsync and owncloud for my needs, unlimited storage and easy replication that i control, at least in theory.

matthiku
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Re: Dropbox

Wed Apr 22, 2015 9:42 am

"The Dropbox installation package source has been released to the public via a GPL license. This means that even if we don't have installation packages for your Linux or Unix distribution of choice, you can still compile a version yourself."
( see https://www.dropbox.com/help/247)

So what is needed to migrate and/or compile the open source code for the RPi?

KeithSloan
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Re: Dropbox

Wed Apr 22, 2015 11:04 am

Why not use OwnCloud instead of Dropbox. OwnCloud see https://owncloud.org/

And on the Pi http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspber ... box-clone/

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