Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Set up Dropbox on a GUI-less Linux server

Dropbox is a great way to synchronize files across multiple machines. A free basic Dropbox account gives you 2GB of storage, while pro paid accounts give you 50GB or 100GB of storage space. Dropbox works great on desktops; there are clients for Linux, Windows, and OS X. 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.



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