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Can't get folder removed from Dropbox exclude list

I am running Dropbox on a linux server (no GUI) and I can't get Dropbox to remove a specific folder from its exclude list. I've installed the command line interface. Previously I ran dropbox exclude ...
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duplicity: UnsupportedBackendScheme: scheme not supported in url: dpbx:///

I'm trying to use duplicity to backup a directory to DropBox in Debian Stretch. However, duplicity gives me the error: UnsupportedBackendScheme: scheme not supported in url: dpbx:/// I have verified ...
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Dropbox service running, dropbox.py says not running

On a Debian Squeeze 7.11 server, Dropbox seems to be running: service dropbox status says that it is. Restarting appears successful. But running ./dropbox.py status says Dropbox is not ...
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Dropbox Headless Install - No Account Linking URL [closed]

When installing Dropbox on a headless Linux machine with their install script (https://www.dropbox.com/en_GB/install-linux) - after install, when the dropboxd script is run a URL to link the ...
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Sync Linux's directory to Windows continuously

Currently I am syncing a Linux directory to Windows folder via Dropbox. However, I want to pursue an opensource alternative to this approach since I don't want to files on Dropbox server. Are there ...
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Dropbox Account still logged on after switching Windows account

at our association we are running Windows Server 2012 Essentials, so that our members can log on with their own accounts. Recently, it happened that someone didn't log off their Dropbox account and ...
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Icacls to change only files without full control permission

I have a folder in my inetpub which holds thousands of images automatically copied from a dropbox account every 30 minutes. In order for my IIS users to access those files, I need to give full ...
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Migrating from DropBox to OneDrive/SharePoint

We currently have a DropBox that is used by 60 people. They all use the same login account. We currently use Exchange and would like to make use of the OneDrive and SharePoint option to implement SSO. ...
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Internet is very slow because of many unknown connections from and to some amazonaws EC2 servers, Dropbox?

We are currently having issues with the internet speed at work. We asked for a global report to our ISP in order to understand what was happening, and in their report (in the "conversation report" ...
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Where can I find the Dropbox log files?

I am running Dropbox on a Debian server. Once I start Dropbox using python dropbox.py start it stops working after a while and python dropbox.py status reports: Dropbox isn't running! I ...
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Database File In Drop Box Shared Folder

Can a software database file be saved and kept in a shared folder like drop box and be accessed and used (whether simultaneously or not) from more than one computers? A quickbooks database file is an ...
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Dropbox via terminal: how do I upgrade

I have a Linux server and have Dropbox successfully installed and running via their instructions here: https://www.dropbox.com/install?os=lnx including using the python script for running from the ...
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How can I *include* folders through Dropbox's selective sync feature in Linux, from the command line?

After another user asked this question: Dropbox on linux server - how to include/exclude folders? My icon is still not working after performing some of the steps listed in other questions and answers:...
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dropbox upload only disable download or delete?

I've installed dropbox on my linux centos 64 detected server , i need to take backup for some large files about 300GB this files always updated every month , also I've purchased dropbox premium ...
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Dropbox Linux Segmentation Fault [closed]

Everything worked great for a year, and the server was untouched. All of a sudden my automation file transfers depending on Dropbox didn't work anymore. The dropbox tray icon is unavailable so I try ...
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Forcing user in both directions using bindfs

I have a specific OS user called 'app' which runs Dropbox. The app is deployed (in the same server) for multiple sites. But the Dropbox of the 'app' user has info about all sites. The dropobox has a ...
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Multi Client Dropbox Like Service on AWS

We currently have around 15 dropbox accounts which multiple clients use to send files to our office. This is extremely unmanageable from an administrative standpoint and also very inefficient from a ...
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Change file system from case-sensitive to case-insensitive [duplicate]

I have a CentOS bare metal with 1TB SSD and, a couple weeks after having my application in production, we noticed it needs to be case-insensitive. Is there any easy way to accomplish this? Also, ...
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Is there a way to do SpiderOak setup from an Ubuntu 12.04 server command line without a GUI?

We're experimenting with SpiderOak for a few server backup tasks. (We preferred to avoid dropbox if possible, though that may end up as a fallback.) We've installed the client on our local Mac and ...
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Linux -Can I rsync to dropbox or another free cloud storage service? [duplicate]

We host a small community, not for profit site and mailing list, is it possible to rsync to dropbox or a similar (free) service to maintain backup? Edit: For context, we host on a shared VM and don't ...
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Webhost similar to Dropbox with PHP Support? [closed]

I have a website that uses PHP. I need to host it online on a webserver that is similar to dropbox. I'm trying to look for features that include: PHP Support Version Control Sync Client (windows) ...
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How to ensure Netgear GS724TP is not blocking Dropbox Lan Sync - port 17500

We're a small company using Drop Box for business but have noticed that Lan Sync refuses to work on our network (it works fine at home). After trouble shooting the issues on the Dropbox forums, it's ...
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Is backing up to Dropbox ideal? [closed]

I am currently setting on a new CentOS server on one of my Linodes, and are debating with myself on how to back up the data. The server is running DirectAdmin, which will compress all data (e-mail, ...
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Windows 2003: Dropbox needs permission to update

I have a Windows 2003 server box with dropbox installed. Every once in a while, it pops up a dialog window asking for permission to update itself. Everytime it asks for permission, it renders the ...
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Why can't I replace my Apache2 /www folder with a symlink?

I installed Apache 2.4.6 on Ubuntu 13.10 and put some html files in /var/www/, the default base folder. I then needed to share those html files to a synced Dropbox folder, so I moved the www folder ...
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File system for rsyncing to loop mounted file?

As a backup, I want to rsync a system partition to a loop mounted file (which is stored in Dropbox). The size of the partition is ca. 2GB and growing, and the backup is scheduled to happen once per ...
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Backup archive format for delta syncing to Dropbox?

On an Amazon EC2 server with Linux AMI, I currently have a daily backup cron job be run: TMP_BACKUP_FILE="/tmp/backup.tar" BACKUP_FILE="/home/ec2-user/Dropbox/Backup/backup.tar" rm -f "$...
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tar incremental backup is backing everything up, every time when used on the Dropbox directory

I made an incremental backup about 10 months ago (on Jan 27, 2013), creating a .snar metadata file. Now, when I try to make an incremental backup using tar --create --file=dropbox_incremental_1.tar --...
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What group should public_html belong to?

I have an appache server running on Linux - CentOS. In order to be able to edit my php files on Windows, I linked the server to my Dropbox account and created a symlink from the Dropbox folder, which ...
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Install a corporate proxy for Dropbox to reduce network bandwidth

One of our IT people was working on a Dropbox proxy before he left, but he gave no information about what he was doing. What we want to do is have some sort of proxy on our server that allows users ...
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How to backup your VPS on dropbox?

I'm having a VPS which is currently using 10GB storage. Apart from this I have a 50GB dropbox account. I want to use dropbox as a backup for my VPS and there should be automated weekly backups. Is ...
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Serve very simple static website from dropbox [closed]

I'm setting my son up so he can manage his simple website by editing a file on dropbox. My nginx config looks like this:--- server { listen 80; server_name name.com *.name....
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Google and Dropbox on Linux both automatically add their package repositories as part of their software installation. Is this a good practice? [closed]

For Google products (chrome, google talk, etc) and Dropbox on Linux, part of the install process for their packages automatically add their public key and set up their repositories in your system, so ...
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limit the size of files in a folder on linux

I have a complex setup with two systems running on two computers with shared space. One of the systems downloads large files and creates symlinks in the shared space. The other system (a windows ...
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Is there a way to centrally manage Dropbox/centrally disable LAN sync for all Dropbox clients on a Windows LAN?

We have a windows (7 pro) workstation LAN, managed via Group Policy. Lots of our users run Dropbox. Security concerns aside, one of our netadmins says that our routers/firewalls are handling and ...
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Symbolic link > not allowed or link target not accessible [closed]

Ever since my hard-drive crashed, I've been backing up data to Dropbox. But I've also been symlinking all my data folders to my Dropbox sub-folders. After installing Apache on my Ubuntu desktop, I ...
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How to get sync status on headless dropbox install

I have Dropbox running on a Debian server. I'd like to be able to find out the sync status - like you get when you right-click the dropbox icon in Windows, e.g. "Downloading 123 files" or "All up-to-...
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centos 6.2 gives read permission denied when root has set read permissions to all users

Installing Dropbox on Centos 6.2 owned by root. Demonstrating that the dropbox folder is owned by root with read permissions to all "root" user gives read permissions to all users [root@localhost ...
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why would Dropbox cause path + permission problems with apache2 virtualhost path on Ubuntu?

I'm trying to create a dev environment on my 64 bit 12.04 Ubuntu machine, and I was having the damndest time getting virtualhosts to work. I finally figured out what the problem was, but I can't ...
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Dropbox writes files owned by root on server [closed]

Basically, we have Dropbox running on a server to keep some files synced. It works nicely, except when Dropbox has to write the files itself. It keeps writing them as root, and my webserver cannot ...
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Synchronize vmware virtual machine [closed]

I have 2 Linux Host VmWare Virtual Machines: one in a desktop and the other in a laptop. They use vmware player. What is the best way to synchronize the Virtual Machines? They are never used in the ...
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How do you install Dropbox on CentOS with Plesk? [closed]

I presume that (a) it's possible and (b) it's been done before, but I can't seem to quite get it right. I followed the Install Dropbox via command line instructions at https://www.dropbox.com/install?...
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Whole Disk Encryption and Dropbox [closed]

What is the best way to configure whole disk encryption on two laptops sharing a Dropbox? If I encrypt both drives, what will happen to the Dropbox files?
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Running apache with admin permissions dangerous?

I am trying to get my apache server (OS X Lion, not server edition) to run, using a folder inside Dropbox as DocumentRoot. This works fine, as long as I run apache as admin, meaning: with admin ...
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Dropbox like application [closed]

Does anyone know of a application which can be downloaded and run our your own servers which contains a web interface which can be used to access data you have backed up to it using either rsync for ...
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Professional Dropbox type services for DR/Backup

Should I consider these kind of cloud services for off site DR? We are a small company currently run backup across our servers and then allow dropbox (paid version) to ensure that we have backup's in ...
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Does a dropbox on a separate computer compromise the security of other devices on the same LAN?

I wish to create a dropbox like service to reach my files remotely. Let's say I setup a linux box, connect an external hard drive, share it via password protected ftp and use a dyndns service to be ...
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Dropbox like syncing using opensource tools [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Dropbox alternative I would like to setup an automated, dropbox like syncing between two machines which both have Bash/SSH/SCP/rsync etc (they could be Mac, Linux or windows ...
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How can I synchronize effectively a large directory containing lots of photos between 3 LAN / different OS hosts?

This would be working between Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, Windows 7 and Windows XP? I would like to achieve something like Dropbox service, but only in local network. What I currently use: Ubuntu has the ...
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I want to run a Dropbox-like service on my server. What's the best Free solution available? [closed]

It's for a relatively small group of people (unlikely to exceed 30). I'd like it to work as much as Dropbox as possible, i.e., user runs a program in the background, and it syncs a local folder's ...