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When will Smart Sync work on linux?

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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Super User II
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.

Community Manager
Community Manager

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.

Hypersphere
Helpful | Level 5

@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.

 

glennlunder New member | Level 2
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.

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).

fonsek New member | Level 2
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?

 

beeker
Explorer | Level 4

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. 

LagerFan
Explorer | Level 3

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.

dec3169
Explorer | Level 4

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

Ferenc F.
Explorer | Level 4

Cancel if you get no service! I agree! I will do so too!

 

To the Guys at DropBox: You will loose your customers if you do not service them!!! It is end of April 2019 and it is still not on Linux. That is not acceptable! I am surprised how you still can look in the eyes of your PAYING customers when you knowingly doesn't give a sh*t or a flying f**k about giving proper SERVICE if it is not implemented soon I wish you go out of business, the same way you F**k over your PAYING customers.