I've done some small tests on pCloud and inSync/gDrive and neither seems to have the slick little notifications when files change as dropbox does, and they dont seem to nearly as fast to sync.
NextCloud / ownCloud / Seafile all seems like overkill for my needs and a bit different too.
However...I have to do something because I can not buy another harddrive just so I can dualboot.
I wonder how viable the 'ext4' hack posted here will be for long term solutions since I assume dropbox is well aware of it seeing as it was posted here.
this is a TERRIBLE decision. the venerable, stable XFS *and* the newly minted btrfs both support extended attributes so i do not understand why you arbitrarily choose ext4, the worst performing filesystem of the bunch. i can only guess this is some ploy to reduce the number of Dropbox users which will certainly work.
All the most popular Linux distros today (Ubuntu, Mint, Fedora, OpenSUSE, CentOS) use btrfs and/or XFS as the default file system. And there are several other Linux file systems, which are all better than ext4. Why is Dropbox then supporting only ext4, which is neither the default, nor the most modern file system option today?
If Dropbox insists on supporting ext4, then I'll say good-bye to Dropbox. It was nice knowing you!
I've corrected and restored some posts within this thread as due to people posting referral links there posts had been flagged as spam which had, in some cases, removed lots of posts from the thread.
I've re-added them to the thread, but, minus the referral links so that the thread makes sense and flows again.
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For clarity I'm having this post marked as a Solution so that it appears at the front because I do not want peoples posts vanishing as I really do want people to get a solution sorted for them (via Dropbox, or, alternatives).
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true, btrfs is the future for linux. EXT4 will be used less and less in time. tumbleweed even uses GUID Partition Table (GPT) witch is totoally different than MS-DOS MBR partition table or ant other partition...
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