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Re: Windows client alerts me that it will stop syncing in November

Collaborator | Level 9

I hit on a formula for moving my Dropbox folder that stops the cranky November message. It's messy and ugly, but...

  1. Build an ext4 partition as a bare partition, no encryption or encapsulation. (Yeah, I know...)
  2. Reinstall Dropbox from scratch
  3. Use Selective Sync to minimize what is downloaded from the Dropbox servers
  4. Quit Dropbox completely. Make sure NOTHING about it is running.
  5. Move the entire Dropbox directory from your home directory into the ext4 file system using your OS tools. DO NOT TRY TO USE DROPBOX MOVE -- for me, it errors out every time.
  6. Create a soft link in your home directory to point to the new location
  7. Start Dropbox again, and be sure it doesn't bitch. Go back and undo your Selective Sync. Let it run.
  8. I can't say "Profit!" here because the results of this procedure runs afoul of HIPPA and GPDR, but did you really want whipped cream in your K-Rations?
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Re: Windows client alerts me that it will stop syncing in November

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Sorry @Stephen S.15 I dont work for Dropbox (none of us Super Users do) so I'm afraid I've no idea why its doing what its doing.

 

I've also got to be honest and say I dont know enough about Linux to be able to comment on specifics etc. All I can do is keep moving everything together to try and help everybody as best as possible to try and a) find a new solution that works for them or b) change their file systems. 


 


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Re: Desktop app notification: Move dropbox location dropbox stops synchronizing in November

New member | Level 2

I use encrypted ext4 on my notebook, so I need to chose a different provider, no problem so far, there are enough

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Re: Desktop app notification: Move dropbox location dropbox stops synchronizing in November

New member | Level 2

another thing I have noticed, this forum runs _really_ slow

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Re: Desktop app notification: Move dropbox location dropbox stops synchronizing in November

Helpful | Level 5
Umm, holy moly. Dropbox wants to lose customers is what I'm getting from this.

Guess I'll be deleting my Dropbox account soon, because I use btrfs. I have a use case that ext4 doesn't work with.

Also, the reasoning behind this move is bogus. Just about every modern Linux filesystem supports xattrs, including reiserfs (which nobody uses anymore). And to not be able to use encrypted ext4 is really stupid.

Bye, Dropbox.
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Re: Desktop app notification: Move dropbox location dropbox stops synchronizing in November

Helpful | Level 5

Just registered for this post!

I'm a Slackware Linux user since... forever, and also a DropBox user, never had issues.

I use XFS filesystems and also received the popup message.

I'm already registering with other providers and making the proper Linux client sync and replication tests, for sure will abandon this service.

 

Best regards.

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Re: Desktop app notification: Move dropbox location dropbox stops synchronizing in November

New member | Level 2

I use Dropbox primarily on ZFS. I like the local data integrity and snapshot features of ZFS. It's a huge feature for me to have my files available on dropbox as well as locally on ZFS. If I can no longer use dropbox in this way, I will probably cancel my account and switch to something else because I'm paying for and using dropbox over the others primarily because I can use it with whatever filesystem I want on Linux as well as on iOS. 

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Re: Desktop app notification: Move dropbox location dropbox stops synchronizing in November

Helpful | Level 6

At the very least, they should come out and explain, even if technical, why something that has worked for years suddenly shouldn't work any more. I've been syncing to a ReFS drive on Windows (including some folders pulled in via junction links but stored on different volumes) and it has worked for years, so why should it suddenly stop without a clear explanation?! I've been a paying customer for some time, but I'm not going to turn my storage system upside-down without at least an explanation from them!! So yeah, considering cancelling my account before the next renewal here as well, this is ridiculous!

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Re: Desktop app notification: Move dropbox location dropbox stops synchronizing in November

Helpful | Level 6

From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extended_file_attributes#Linux :


"In Linux, the ext2, ext3, ext4, JFS, Squashfs, Yaffs2, ReiserFS, Reiser4, XFS, Btrfs, OrangeFS, Lustre, OCFS2 1.6 and F2FS[8] filesystems support extended attributes"


You can add zfs to that list too.

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Re: Desktop app notification: Move dropbox location dropbox stops synchronizing in November

Helpful | Level 6
@drewwalton19216 wrote:

 Just about every modern Linux filesystem supports xattrs, including reiserfs (which nobody uses anymore).

 

Hey!  Take that back!  I use reiserfs grimacing face

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