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Trying to Install Dropbox on ZFS Dataset on Linux Mint

Trying to Install Dropbox on ZFS Dataset on Linux Mint

atwillia
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Hi,

 

As the title states, I'm trying to install Dropbox on a ZFS pool/dataset on Mint.  Specifically, I performed a default installation of Linux Mint 20.1 on a 250GB SSD.  I then created a ZFS pool (raidz) and dataset with four 2TB SSDs and moved my home folder to it.  I then installed Dropbox.   The first time I tried to run it, I received an error message stating that I was running on an unsupported filesystem.  I uninstalled it and tried again but now get a message "Coudn't start Dropbox".  It pointed me to the log file which I reviewed and noticed the last line in the file as follows: 

nucleus_python.SyncEngineError: "Initializing engine |>> Initializing platform |>> Checking if filesystem is supported |>> Filesystem \"FUSE\" not supported! See dropbox.com/help/3 "

The system requirements state that Dropbox supports ZFS filesystems.  Is that not the case or is there something wrong with my configuration.

 

I am running version 2020.03.04 of Dropbox.

 

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide!!

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: Trying to Install Dropbox on ZFS Dataset on Linux Mint

Jay
Dropboxer
Hi @atwillia, thanks for posting on the Community!

Currently, Dropbox only officially supports Fedora and Ubuntu installations and not other flavors of Linux.

However, from what I can see in the message, it appears you're trying to install it on a FUSE file system, and not a ZFS system.

Are you certain this is a ZFS file system you're using? Any other info or screenshots would be helpful!

Jay
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support


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