[...] I have problems finding a statement of Dropbox itself.
The first reply on the page 1 is from a Dropboxer, with a link pointing to the official system requirements. For linux, only Ubuntu or Fedora, only EXT4, and if encrypted, only LUKS. They are focusing support on only two out of 5? 6? mainstream distributions.
I'm not giving up on my encrypted harddrive with ext4.
You do not have to, technically. They are dropping support for everthing else (plus eCryptfs).
If you are currently using ext4 full disk encryption (LUKS), or care to backup/format/reinstall to that, you are supported (oficially only if you are on Ubuntu/Fedora).
My use case requires eCryptFS on one of my machines, therefore bye bye Dropbox, I only have a Pro subscription, but obviously I'll reccomend my customers to move to the new solution I'll choose.
This is a copy&paste reply. You didn't say anything that is new.
The Dropbox position is just stupid: modern file-systems like BTRFS and ZFS got dozens of major features with respect to ext4. They provide the "extended attributes" feature that is required by Dropbox. Not a technical limit: it looks an arbitrary position.
I have a laptop that (due to flakey hardware) won't work with LUKS (illogical, yes, but that seems to be the case). So since the only other option for a *SECURE* home directory is eCryptFS, Dropbox looks like it'll be a non-viable option very soon. And just as I was going to start setting it up for other users. Once again, some useful application I set up for plenty of other people has decided to spit on the customer base. Well, I'm used to the "tear-down other solutions and replace wholesale" process by now, so it's not even a big deal to LEAVE Dropbox now.
I moved my Dropbox to my OS drive after I posted above, formatted as EXT4. Still got the error today. The error is linked to the machine in question, and not another machine on the account.
I am wondering if Dropbox's script is flagging incorrectly...
/dev/mapper/fedora-home on /home type ext4 (rw,relatime,seclabel,data=ordered)
Drop Box is here: /home/kdb/Dropbox/
kbellve, I am in a similar boat. Linux, no encryption, ext4, but still getting the error. I wonder if they have specific mounting options to go with their specific filesystem choices. You have relatime. I have noatime.
/dev/md1 on /home type ext4 (rw,noatime,errors=remount-ro,data=ordered)
I've been a paid Dropbox user since its inception. I even adopted Dropbox Paper. I can't believe this decision to drop full Linux support. I'll be canceling my subscription once the sync client stops working for Ubuntu and an encrytped hard drive.
At Oregon State University, we get a free, unlimited subscription to Box. I was paying for Dropbox anyway and having my students use it. I even use Dropbox Paper to write homeworks for a class of 130 students. Looks like all of your potential customers are gone, Dropbox.
Hey Dropbox team,
I use the XFS file system which is a common file system has full support for X-attrs and is supported by other large programs such as Samba. I am hoping the strict ext4 reliance can be relaxed to support any file system that supports X-attrs.
The way we work is changing. Share and discover new ways to work smarter with Dropbox in our community.Sound good? Let's get started.
For more info on available support options, see this article.
If you found the answer to your question, please 'like' the post to say thanks to the user!