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Linux Computer Backup

Linux Computer Backup

Seph
New member | Level 2

I was pointed here to give a suggestion from this thread: https://www.dropboxforum.com/t5/Dropbox-files-folders/Trying-to-backup-on-Linux/td-p/548352

It would be nice if the functionality was added to (https://help.dropbox.com/installs-integrations/desktop/linux-commands)

Some commands like:

`dropbox backup enable/disable`


and 

`dropbox backup add/remove /path/to/folder/or/file`

Currently the advice is to mount into the dropbox folder (https://askubuntu.com/questions/1366889/how-can-i-use-dropbox-to-back-up-arbitrary-folders/1366896#1...)

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Trying to backup on Linux

Seph
New member | Level 2

I asked tech support, they said you have to use the app  (https://www.dropbox.com/install-linux)

It runs, it backs up my dropbox folder, it has no UI.

Apparently, enabling back-ups and adding folders is supposed to be done in said UI.

Meanwhile, there is a CLI which works great (as CLI's tend to).  But the CLI has no command to enable back ups or add folders to back up.  (https://help.dropbox.com/installs-integrations/desktop/linux-commands)

I don't know what to do next.  

I've posted about it here:  https://askubuntu.com/questions/1366889/how-can-i-use-dropbox-to-back-up-arbitrary-folders
and here: https://twitter.com/SephReed/status/1443980016765874178

That is all.  I'm not expecting anything to come from this, but someone has to try.

Re: Trying to backup on Linux

Hannah
Dropboxer
Hey @Seph, thanks for reaching out!

I'm afraid that the computer backup feature is currently not available to our Linux users. 

You can always post an idea about this on our idea board for other users to up-vote.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Hannah
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support


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Dropbox backup for ubuntu

famishedrover
New member | Level 2

We need dropbox backup for ubuntu. By backup, I mean the backup that's available for mac! 

Re: Dropbox backup for ubuntu

ered
Explorer | Level 3

I successfully installed backup on my windows machine. But my linux (gnome) preferences doesn't have a backups tab like the help sections says it should. Am I missing something?

Re: Dropbox backup for ubuntu

esperto007
Explorer | Level 4

This feature is unavailable for Linux: https://www.dropboxforum.com/t5/Dropbox-files-folders/Trying-to-backup-on-Linux/td-p/548352

 

Another reason why I will likely cancel my current business plan trial.

Re: Linux Computer Backup

Hannah
Dropboxer

Hey everyone!

 

Thanks for your feedback about this.

 

All your comments have been passed along to our developers, so we appreciate you taking the time to comment here.

 

If you need anything else, make sure to let us know!


Hannah
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
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GNU\Linux full support in Dropbox

fcestrada
New member | Level 2

Hi Dropbox Team,

 

I would like to propose some Dropbox love for GNU\Linux regarding some features like Dropbox Backup & Rewind, Dropbox Selective Sync or Dropbox Vault.

 

There are some topics related in the forums but all are closed or without attention saying it's not a supported feature in GNU\Linux, so the purpose of this request is to take into consideration and include it in your development roadmap.

 

P.S.1. I know this is a difficult request based on distro & desktop variety, but if you start at least with one would be awesome.

 

P.S.2. If you don't want to do all the effort by yourself, please consider to involve the GNU\Linux community to contribute for this.

 

Thanks & have a nice day 😉

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