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I've got a Ubuntu server running on an old laptop. The OS is on a 4GB USB drive and I use a SATA drive attached for storage.

Now I wanted to set up Dropbox on this machine. I've got it running using this guide: http://www.byteindia.com/internet/install-dropbox-on-linux/482/. But I haven't synched yet because there won't be enough room in my home dir. My /home is on my 4GB USB since I never use it and all my data is on the 2TB drive mounted in /media/.

What is the best way to set this up? Dropbox doesn't support moving the folder in Linux yet. I found a script to move the folder but it seems outdated. Perhaps I can use symlinks in some clever way? Or maybe move my /home folder to my SATA drive?

Thanks in advance

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You gave the answer yourself, Use symlinks. Move your Dropbox folder to your HDD, then create a symlink in your home folder For example: ln -s /media/MyHDD/Dropbox /home/yourname/

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I believe this could be the correct answer: http://www.dropboxwiki.com/TipsAndTricks/TextBasedLinuxInstall#Changing_the_dropbox_folder_location

I have not tried this. Please use at own risk. :)

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as noted in the linked wiki, this only works for earlier versions of dropbox (in particular, it doesn't work for 2+) –  ivotron Apr 5 '13 at 2:03
    
Oh, sorry. I did not read it properly. –  Lindhea Apr 9 '13 at 21:59

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