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Copy files from remote computer to DropBox

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

Hello,

 

I would like to copy files from a remote computer to DropBox. Basically I want to do scp -r into DropBox. Is there a way that I can do this through the API?

One potential wrinkle: my institution is currently limited to 25,000 API calls per month, the folders on the remote computer that I need to copy to DropBox rountinely have 30,000+ files in them, so a file by file call will not work. Thank you.

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Re: Copy files from remote computer to DropBox

Super User II
Super User II

I stumbled upon this the other day. I don't know if it uses one call per file so you'll need to research that, but the utility looks promising and might work for your situation.

 

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New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

I stumbled upon this the other day. I don't know if it uses one call per file so you'll need to research that, but the utility looks promising and might work for your situation.

 

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Re: Copy files from remote computer to DropBox

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

@areich The Dropbox API does offer the ability to upload files programmatically. For smaller files:

 

https://www.dropbox.com/developers/documentation/http/documentation#files-upload

 

For larger files:

 

https://www.dropbox.com/developers/documentation/http/documentation#files-upload_session-start

https://www.dropbox.com/developers/documentation/http/documentation#files-upload_session-append_v2

https://www.dropbox.com/developers/documentation/http/documentation#files-upload_session-finish

 

Those are subject to any limits on your Business plan though, so you'd need to contact your account representative to change that if necessary.

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