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(Super)user issues in handling services

Headless Ubuntu server 14.04. I have installed dropbox (as outlined here http://ubuntuserverguide.com/2012/06/how-to-install-and-configure-dropbox-on-ubuntu-server-12-04.html) and have added the ...
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centos dropbox newest version not starting

I have some issues getting dropbox to run on Centos 6.3. These issues started after I recently got a security warning to upgrade Dropbox. Before this, the older version (not sure which one exactly) ...
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Dropbox doesn't work on scientific linux

Installed dropbox on scientific linux (command line only) several months ago and it has been working fine. I installed it for one user, and I control it using the CLI dropbox.py. Recently I ...
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Want to setup a dropbox sync drive

Is there way to setup a small computer, or raspberry pi, etc. to hold a hard drive, sync it with dropbox and allow access (even if just read only) to the drive through USB to another device/computer? ...
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How to install Dropbox (and have Dropbox file manager integration) without Nautilus?

Running other desktop environments than Unity or Gnome with a different file manager than Nautilus, it might be a good idea to install Dropbox without Nautilus. But advice on Dropbox involves ...
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wget stops downloading: Cannot write to `-' (success)

Please have in mind that I don't know anything about this, nor any of its vocabulary, I am a simple web coder, trying to figure my way on the universe! I'm trying to link dropbox on my server, I am ...
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Can't uninstall Dropbox

I'm using Elementary OS. I've installed Dropbox, now I can't uninstall it. If I try to do it from the application centre it keeps on "applying changes". After about 2 hours, I abondoned this ...
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Dropbox install problems on Scientific Linux

I am trying to install nautilus-dropbox-1.6.2.tar.bz2. I ran ./configure, but got the error configure: error: Package requirements (libnautilus-extension >= 2.16.0) were not met: No package ...
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auto installing dropbox daemon(dropboxd) with profile signed in automatically script issue

I am trying to install dropbox automatically in my server auto-install script so when I spawn a new VPS instance I'm able to have dropbox installed and have the credentials already inputed via the ...
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trickle (bandwidth shaper) with dropbox causes 100% CPU

I'm limiting dropbox upload bandwith with trickle as suggested here. @reboot trickle -u 100 ~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd This works great but unfortunately causes 100% CPU - even with only 2-3 (small) ...
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Dropbox insists on autostarting - Fedora 20

I'm trying to get Dropbox not to autostart. The manual shows a command line option that should do the trick but it doesn't seem to work here (dropbox autostart n). Running dropbox autostart issues a ...
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Dropbox on both Windows and Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS

I have Dropbox installed on both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS and there are two separate folders that are being synchronized so there is some waste of disk space. I would like to have only one ...
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Mount a dropbox directory without installing the dropbox application

This is most likely to be a duplicate question, but I could not find a simple answer for my problem. My situation is as follows: I have multiple accounts on different computing clusters. I want to ...
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How to remove Dropbox

I am trying to remove Dropbox from my computer. So far I have done the following: sudo aptitude remove dropbox sudo aptitude purge dropbox But this didn't get rid of it 100% oshiro@debian:~$ ...
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Control Dropbox upload rate on the command line

I'm using Dropbox without the GUI in Linux. I would like to limit the upload rate, sometimes large files eats my internet bandwidth. Anyone knows how I do that?
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Persistent (casper-rw) Dropbox keeps prompting to reconnect

I use Linux Mint as my main operating system, but I run it off a persistent casper-rw partition on a flash drive. (I don't want to install it to the disk because my laptop screen is broken, and if ...
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Dropbox/Copy.com & Truecrypt

I have a partition that contains all my personal stuff, which is mounted at boot under /home/myuser/foo. I would like to synchronize it on the cloud via Dropbox or Copy.com, but I don't trust them, so ...
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How to use rsync to backup a directory without git subdirectory

I want to copy my c directory with all subdirectories excluding ./git subdirectory. I do it using rsync : echo "copy c and sh files " rsync -a --include='*.c' --include='*.sh' --include='*/' ...
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Maintain different Dropbox locations for one Dropbox account on different hosts

We've got a user who is asking if it's possible to keep two config.db's, and use one or the other based on the host name, for the same Dropbox account (not two Dropbox accounts). For example: ...
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Dropbox on Debian EAGAIN error on NTFS share

I am experiencing some weird problems, when using dropbox on my Debian install: I run Debian with testing repositories enabled I have Dropbox installed from the website My dropbox-location is on a ...
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rsync mkstemp failed Invalid argument (22) with davfs mount of Box.com cloud

I mounted Box.com cloud storage using davfs according to these instructions. I mounted my Box.com account under /home/me/Cloud/Box I can access the mounted filesystem via Dolphin as well as via the ...
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Update different dropbox instances

I am using dropbox on my redhat linux kernel. Right now we have a dummy user set up, with it's own dropbox account. Everyone can access and dump their files into it while on the machine and then ...
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Is it not possible to store my local websites in my Dropbox folder?

I have a bunch of web sites that I develop, and I run an Apache server locally to do debugging and design. The web sites use Apache, PHP, and MySQL. To be clear, my Apache server is not serving these ...
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Can I create a symlink that will ignore subdirectories?

I'm trying to get dropbox symlinked to the relevant folders in /home. I'd like to symlink them like this: ~/Dropbox/Pictures --> ~/Pictures ~/Dropbox/Camera Uploads --> ~/Pictures/Camera ...
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Forgot encfs password

I followed the guide here: http://www.webupd8.org/2011/06/encrypt-your-private-dropbox-data-with.html to get dropbox encfs working on my first computer. I disabled the syncing of the encryption key. ...
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Hardlinks in Dropbox not updated

I want to create a backup of a single .tex file. I created the hard link to the file (which is not in Dropbox directory, lets say it is A) inside Dropbox directory. I did this so because I do not want ...
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Unison can't synchronize Dropbox configuration (socket files)

I'm using Unison to synchronize my home across several computers, and I've addressed everything but this. The Dropbox configuration is partially skipped, and as a result Dropbox thinks there is no ...
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Best way to download dropbox folders to raspberry Pi

I'm trying to sync some folders to raspberry Pi. For now, I have a script that gets the dropbox folders using curl that runs every so often using cron (once every hour for most of the folders). I'm ...
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Syncing multiple home folders with dropbox and symlinks

To keep multiple computers synced with dropbox I tried the following. Approach A. -Computer 1: Install dropbox, dropbox folder: /Dropbox/ -Computer 1: Create symbolic link in that folder to home ...
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mounting dropbox (for exploring the files)

I want to simply be able to explore a dropbox filesystem, without much additional load on CPU, memory, storage (i.e., without saving copies of the remote files locally). It seems that the official ...
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How can I synchronize all PDFs from one directory with Dropbox?

I want to synchronize all the PDFs from one directory (my Zotero library) to Dropbox. Finally, I want to have a list of all the PDFs, not the directory names. I successfully synchronized all my PDFs ...
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dropboxd hangs at `Connecting…` when started trough systemd on boot

I've got a systemd service file dropbox.service set up as follows: [Unit] Description=dropbox After=local-fs.target network.target [Service] User=romeovs ExecStart=/usr/bin/dropboxd [Install] ...
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Getting Dropbox to sync over SSH

I am using Scientific Linux on my office computer and home laptop. I was usually signed in before I leave my office so when I made a change over SSH on my office computer, Dropbox would automatically ...
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Self hosted cloud storage

I'm looking for some software that would provide features like Dropbox. Will a simple webdav be enough for this use case?
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How to run Dropbox daemon in background?

I'm using Debian 6 and Dropbox. I followed these commands to install it. When I run ~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd — Dropbox works and stuff. Problem is that when I close terminal or, even worse, — ...
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How can I change which file manager dropbox opens with by default?

I installed Xubuntu on a new laptop I got, and this being my first time using xfce, I accidentally told my dropbox folder to open with nautilus (coming from ubuntu) and not thunar. Now it will not ...
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Using rsync + cron to sync a machine behind a firewall with my dropbox

I have a machine (A) behind a firewall with no access to the Internet, on this machine I can NFS mount directories on another machine (B) which can access internet, and is accessible from Internet, ...
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Dropbox doesn't connect properly on boot

I'm having a problem with Dropbox (version 1.1.35). When I first boot it takes some time before Network Manager connects to the WLAN. Then I see the Dropbox icon in the task list, claiming to be ...
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Dropbox on OpenBSD

Has anyone had any success getting dropbox installed with dropboxd running properly on OpenBSD (FreeBSD would work for me too..)? I have built from source and everything installs just fine but when I ...
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How can i dump /tmp/files in CentOS to Dropbox using crontab?

How can i dump files from my CentOS box to Dropbox account? As regular nightly backup task.
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How can I have activity in a Dropbox folder logged?

I have a folder shared with others through Dropbox. When a file is added to this folder, I get a system tray notification in KDE --- but of course if I'm not at my computer, I wouldn't see the ...