Using Ecryptfs to encrypt my home directory, I'll have to use an alternative to Dropbox. Shame on you.
I have been using Dropbox in Ubuntu since 2016, and have recommended it to many of my collages who are now using it. I have a machine with my home directory encrypted in an Ext4 file system (Xubuntu default installation, nothing strange at all). And today Dropbox is refusing to start... If there is no solution by the Dropbox team I think I will migrate to another cloud service.
Its a shame. Good bye Dropbox, it's been nice to work with you all these years.
As almost every linux user i am using an unsupported file system, and clearely i wont change for something insecure because dropbox team are telling me to. It is time to move on, i guess its a great 10 years anniversary gift.
Yes, it is a bad product management decision from Dropbox. A decision of "simplicity". A good one is based on features, not products. If Dropbox needs to rely on Xattr, fine. So any filesystem with Xattr should be supported. And not only EXT 4.
Bull**bleep**. I quit Dropbox.
Dropbox team, seriously, I'm running default ubuntu installation, on EXT4 filesystem, and today it stopped to sync. There is no way for me to use it anymore. Fix this asap, you can loose your customers.
This is not acceptable , on a day suddenly my hundreds of G of files are no longer synced. and I do not have the extra file space to move . what a disappointment and disaster for some of the users.
From a paid pro-version customer
I'm no longer a paying customer, but I would stop the subscription again if I could.
I have NTFS partiction which share between my Windows and Linux system.
On this partition I have located "dropbox" directory, as I know NTFS filesystem is supported by Dropbox but I got message that only EXT4 is supported.
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