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When will Smart Sync work on linux?

When will Smart Sync work on linux?

edugsdf
New member | Level 2

I need to save space on my hard drive. Smart Sync would be the perfect solution, but it still does not work on linux fedora.

When will we have this solution?

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Re: When will Smart Sync work on linux?

Rich
Super User II

@edugsdf wrote:

I need to save space on my hard drive. Smart Sync would be the perfect solution, but it still does not work on linux fedora.

When will we have this solution?


At the moment, Smart Sync is only available on Windows and Mac. Dropbox has made no announcement on its availability on Linux. They usually don't discuss timelines or upcoming features until they're reaady to announce them, so we likely won't know that it's coming until it's already here, assuming that it's coming at all.

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Re: When will Smart Sync work on linux?

Rich
Super User II

@edugsdf wrote:

I need to save space on my hard drive. Smart Sync would be the perfect solution, but it still does not work on linux fedora.

When will we have this solution?


At the moment, Smart Sync is only available on Windows and Mac. Dropbox has made no announcement on its availability on Linux. They usually don't discuss timelines or upcoming features until they're reaady to announce them, so we likely won't know that it's coming until it's already here, assuming that it's coming at all.

Re: When will Smart Sync work on linux?

Ross_S
Dropboxer

Selective sync for a Folder-level solution.

https://help.dropbox.com/syncing-uploads/selective-sync-overview

If your running a headless setup you can use an exclude list:

https://help.dropbox.com/desktop-web/linux-commands

Hope this helps you.

Re: When will Smart Sync work on linux?

Hypersphere
Helpful | Level 6

@edugsdf wrote:

I need to save space on my hard drive. Smart Sync would be the perfect solution, but it still does not work on linux fedora.

When will we have this solution?


I just discovered Smart Sync for Dropbox, but I was dismayed to learn that Linux is not yet supported. Most of my computers are running Linux (Linux Mint 18.3 Xfce 64-bit), and a few of them are running Windows 10 ver 1709. I might be interested in implementing Smart Sync, but only if it is available for Linux.

 

Re: When will Smart Sync work on linux?

glennlunder
New member | Level 2

Having used Dropbox personally, and lately through a business plan where I enjoyed the fact that it had Smart Sync which I love using on the Windows desktop. Due to a change in tooling at work, I signed up for a personal account - and very much purposefully chose a plan that had Smart Sync included, since the feature is vital to my workflow. So, when I went to install it on some of my Linux computers, I was a bit flabbergasted to find it is still not available in the Linux client.

 

I just want to put forward, thatwe are paying customers here, and some of us absolutely use Linux on the desktop (and server) every day, and rely on this functionality. I certainly hope the Dropbox team take us seriously and make this feature a priority.

Re: When will Smart Sync work on linux?

arpad9
Helpful | Level 5

I was going to sign up for the Pro plan, just for Smart Sync.  Yeah Selective Sync is a thing and if I don't want access to files on my desktop and then go to the web interface to get them, it works fine; but that's not the point, is it?

 

When Dropbox makes Smart Sync available for Linux then I'll sign up for the Pro plan.

 

Otherwise, I like Dropbox and I'm happy with its Linux support (and I've been a paying customer for years and years).

Re: When will Smart Sync work on linux?

fonsek
New member | Level 2

This posts are from 2018 January and we are in 2018 October, and I found nothing about this issue. There is something on the way or should we assume that it will not be done?

 

Re: When will Smart Sync work on linux?

beeker
Helpful | Level 5

And I'm wondering the same thing about Linux support. I try to bug them every couple months and can never get any answer, not even a rough one. That's what's frustrating. If it's never going to be supported then say so and us ... PAYING ... Linux users will move on and find a different solution. 

Re: When will Smart Sync work on linux?

LagerFan
Explorer | Level 4

Still no updates here? I'm happy to upgrade my plan but was waiting for this feature... similarly will have to start exploring elsewhere as it looks like it isn't coming.

Re: When will Smart Sync work on linux?

dec3169
Helpful | Level 5

Yep - I did just that.  I just cancelled my plan a minute ago.  Bye Dropbox.

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