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Can I connect dropbox with droplet?

Hi,

I want to connect and sync my all files from dropbox to droplet. I really don’t know how to do that. Because I’m new to linux and ubuntu. I have used some of the articles and managed to add install dropbox. But I’m not sure about this. Can you please help me out. I wanted to show my dropbox’s app into the droplet’s IP address

Thank you


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KFSys
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November 28, 2022

Hi @anilkumarcoral,

Once you install the Dropbox, I’m sure there will be an API or something similar on how to download the files over.

From reading their website. The steps are straight forward.

For an Ubuntu with a 64-bit, the steps are:

  1. cd ~ && wget -O - "https://www.dropbox.com/download?plat=lnx.x86_64" | tar xzf -

Next, run the Dropbox daemon from the newly created .dropbox-dist folder.

  1. ~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd

If you’re running Dropbox on your server for the first time, you’ll be asked to copy and paste a link in a working browser to create a new account or add your server to an existing account. Once you’ve done this, your Dropbox folder will be created in your home directory. Download this Python script to control Dropbox from the command line. For easy access, put a symlink to the script anywhere in your PATH.

Bobby Iliev
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November 27, 2022

Hi there,

Yes, you can setup Dropbox by following the steps here:

cd ~ && wget -O - "https://www.dropbox.com/download?plat=lnx.x86_64" | tar xzf -

Next, run the Dropbox daemon from the newly created .dropbox-dist folder.

~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd

Follow the link to authenticate and after that you will see all of your Dropbox files in a directory called ~/Dropbox.

Hope that this helps!

Best,

Bobby