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Is Dropbox possible/reasonable on Pogoplug?

Posted by JoeyPogoPlugE02 
Is Dropbox possible/reasonable on Pogoplug?
December 15, 2018 11:05AM
Especially if it's setup like Transmission where it can be turned off or bandwidth limited when you need to get other work done.

Dropbox on my little Thin Client running Windows is a real drag; it hogs your bandwidth so bad even a browser/email client thinks there's no connection for itself, and uploading takes an unusually long time anyway. In addition, this turns on Windows background Services so unless those are turned off and Disabled afterwards, the computer has a tendency to be slow when the upload is long over.

That thought articulated, I'd be impressed if there's yet another use for the Pogoplug, upload larger files at night and leave Windows services untouched on the other machines.

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Re: Is Dropbox possible/reasonable on Pogoplug?
December 15, 2018 03:32PM
Joey,

I had the same thought so I've researched Dropbox long ago (a few years).

There was no Linux client for Dropbox back then. If they are available now, even in source code, I would be happy to spend time get it working on ARM boxes, e.g Pogoplug.

Could you do research, googling... and let us know if Dropbox has provided supported for Linux ?

-bodhi
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Re: Is Dropbox possible/reasonable on Pogoplug?
December 15, 2018 08:41PM
Perhaps, it would be better to look for some lighter and open-source alternatives to dropbox.
Re: Is Dropbox possible/reasonable on Pogoplug?
December 16, 2018 05:11PM
Dropbox is pretty safe regarding being hacked. So I use Dropbox as part of my operation security.

Note that the kernel/uboot/rootfs tarballs that I've uploaded have md5 and sha256 hash post here only. So you can have security knowing that the files that I uploaded have not been tempered with by checking the hashes that I posted here.

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Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 12/16/2018 05:14PM by bodhi.
Re: Is Dropbox possible/reasonable on Pogoplug?
December 16, 2018 08:48PM
bodhi Wrote:
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> Could you do research, googling... and let us know
> if Dropbox has provided supported for Linux ?


This teaser from Dropbox might be of help. Said to work wiht Ubuntu and it has a Deb installer or command line.

The way I set my Pogoplugs (previous to this) is that the Share folder, which is where torrents come in, is also SAMBA'd so I see it as a Windows network share if I need to. So if I have an incoming torrent that's finished I can just grab it easy from any computer here. For my skill level it wasn't so easy to setup, but then just make copies of that stick once it's good. I have feeling it takes up too many resources to get away with that, but who knows, maybe Linux version is nicer than the boa constrictor around my Windows. Put those 128MB-RAM Pogoplug Pros to good use.
I'll probably run an Armbian Ubuntu variant on a Beelink for the Holiday season - I have a lot of stuff to get to relatives.

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/16/2018 08:51PM by JoeyPogoPlugE02.
Re: Is Dropbox possible/reasonable on Pogoplug?
December 16, 2018 09:20PM
JoeyPogoPlugE02 Wrote:
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> bodhi Wrote:
> -------------------------------------------------------
>
> > Could you do research, googling... and let us
> know
> > if Dropbox has provided supported for Linux ?
>
>
> This
> teaser
> from Dropbox
might be of help. Said to work
> wiht Ubuntu and it has a Deb installer or command
> line.
>
> The way I set my Pogoplugs (previous to this) is
> that the Share folder, which is where torrents
> come in, is also SAMBA'd so I see it as a Windows
> network share if I need to. So if I have an
> incoming torrent that's finished I can just grab
> it easy from any computer here. For my skill level
> it wasn't so easy to setup, but then just make
> copies of that stick once it's good. I have
> feeling it takes up too many resources to get away
> with that, but who knows, maybe Linux version is
> nicer than the boa constrictor around my Windows.
> Put those 128MB-RAM Pogoplug Pros to good use.
> I'll probably run an Armbian Ubuntu variant on a
> Beelink for the Holiday season - I have a lot of
> stuff to get to relatives.

That Dropbox client is x86 based, not ARM binary.

-bodhi
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Re: Is Dropbox possible/reasonable on Pogoplug?
December 16, 2018 11:26PM
bodhi Wrote:
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> That Dropbox client is x86 based, not ARM binary.


Ahhh.... well nicely processed sir and saved me some certain problems. I'll have to have a look at Armbian Xubuntu soon and see if something is available in the app manager, just to cheat my way into this for now. Prolly a day or two with my holiday slaving but I'll see what I can find.

I wonder too if paying for Dropbox service makes it play nicer?

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Re: Is Dropbox possible/reasonable on Pogoplug?
December 16, 2018 11:55PM
Joey,

> I wonder too if paying for Dropbox service makes
> it play nicer?

I think Dropbox somehow made their business decision not to support Linux on ARM. Linux on x86 has been supported quite a few years (since I started to look at implementing for these plugs).

IMO, paying for storage won't help, the only thing that could help is somehow a lot of people started to port Dropbox API to ARM NAS boxes, and then if it got too popular they might want to take control back by providing an official version :)

-bodhi
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Re: Is Dropbox possible/reasonable on Pogoplug?
December 17, 2018 02:05AM
Somebody did have an x86 emulator to run Dropbox on ARM.

https://eltechs.com/run-dropbox-on-raspberry-pi/

-bodhi
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Re: Is Dropbox possible/reasonable on Pogoplug?
December 17, 2018 06:24AM
From all your posts here, I am under an impression you all are talking about a linux dropbox client (not server) software, ain't you?
Re: Is Dropbox possible/reasonable on Pogoplug?
December 18, 2018 12:17AM
bodhi Wrote:
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> Somebody did have an x86 emulator to run Dropbox
> on ARM.
>
> https://eltechs.com/run-dropbox-on-raspberry-pi/

This may be very interesting if WINE could be run on ExaGear Desktop, but it looks like the license key is around $15 and many people have problems getting it to work until they pay up. I could be persuaded to pony-up $15 in the New year to see if it works, and there is some Pi-emulation image around here I forget if it was for DreamPlug or Armbian, but my orbit is coming around again to put in quality time with all the small devices around here.

habibie Wrote:
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> From all your posts here, I am under an impression
> you all are talking about a linux dropbox client
> (not server) software, ain't you?

Yes habibie. Dropbox is perfect for a lot of things, and the limitations of the free version is great too. I have a slow connection but need to get them securely to people with fast connections, so it's real convenient for them. But I don't want a high-wattage Windows machine all chocked-up trying to upload taking 4 times longer than if I used an FTP client to an FTP server.
I could see it worth $15 if ExaGear really works but it depends if it's flexible about being used on more than one little device of only one is on at the same time. I try to be legit with my licenses, but no one is perfect either and that gives me room for imperfection, a real character-decline.

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Martin from Dortmund
Re: Is Dropbox possible/reasonable on Pogoplug?
December 18, 2018 01:39AM
Simple Upload seems to be possible using bash scripts and curl

Upload file on Linux (CLI) to Dropbox (via bash/sh)?


Trottling transfer speed seems to be possible too...

Throttle the download speed of wget or curl while downloading

CURLOPT_MAX_SEND_SPEED_LARGE explained
Re: Is Dropbox possible/reasonable on Pogoplug?
December 18, 2018 01:58AM
Joey,

For your purpose, now is probably a good time to consider Google Drive. I actuall got it working a long time ago on Pogoplug. But I lost interest in that subject and did not keep it upto date.

Perhaps I will try to make it work again.

-bodhi
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Re: Is Dropbox possible/reasonable on Pogoplug?
January 02, 2019 07:40AM
needs oath* these days...

bodhi Wrote:
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> Joey,
>
> For your purpose, now is probably a good time to
> consider Google Drive. I actuall got it working a
> long time ago on Pogoplug. But I lost interest in
> that subject and did not keep it upto date.
>
> Perhaps I will try to make it work again.
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