Dropbox allows you to synchronize files across multiple machines. Dropbox is a great way to synchronize files across multiple machines. There are GUI tools provided to manage the Dropbox and set it up for these operating systems. But what happens if you want to link a Linux computer that doesn't have a GUI? It is possible, with a bit of work, to make Dropbox run without a GUI, allowing you to synchronize files with servers that are running headless or where a user account may not be logged in all the time. The Dropbox wiki has a page that describes how to do this, but it contains a lot of information, some of which is obsolete or contradictory. This tip takes all the relevant information for the setup to make it quick and easy to get up and running within minutes. This creates a temporary directory for our Dropbox install files, and downloads two necessary python scripts: dbmakefakelib. Decide which user will be running the Dropbox client; this could be a dedicated user or it could be a regular user. You can also have more than one Dropbox instance running on the system, so you may opt to set it up for multiple users although each user can only run one Dropbox instance.
Step 1: What You Need
Introduction: Raspberry Pi Owncloud (dropbox Clone)
Imagine that you have branch offices in different parts of the world and need to send print jobs to the head office. Employees having nothing except for Google account can just copy files to a folder, and their colleagues in another office receive the printouts from their printer tray. Sounds too good to be true?
SFTP/FTP with your Cloud Storage
Join Stack Overflow to learn, share knowledge, and build your career. Connect and share knowledge within a single location that is structured and easy to search. I'm creating an app that connects online to a server to collect information. To save money from renting server space from a big corp, I was wondering if any of these free services Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft Skydrive, Amazon Cloud, etc. I pretty much want a "space" or "cloud" where people can connect to to collect data.
What I'm going to show you is how to build a your own personal dropbox like service using a raspberry pi and some software called OwnCloud. It's a personal cloud which runs on your own server. If you don't want to go through the steps for downloading and setup up the software you can download the image I have setup from here. While I have done everything I can to check this is working it should be understood that you use at your own risk. If you do download the image you can skip to step 5. Now we have download the software we need to configor it.