I've set up UbuntuOne on my headless server using this guide


however i get disconnected every time i log off and I have to connect it manually each time i log into my server.

I want it to autostart and be online all the time even if im not logged into the server. How do i do that?


You can use screen or tmux to keep things running, while you are not connected to the server. See their man pages for more info. There is also byobu which may be of interest to you.

  • I don't get it.. how can I use any of these to start ubuntuone at boot? (not at login) – Mike Jun 30 '12 at 10:48
  • You can't. You will have to log in once to start it. Ubuntu One file sync is not a system level service, but a per-user service. – dobey Jun 30 '12 at 14:51
  • that doesn't seem very practical. then it's pretty useless on a server – Mike Jul 1 '12 at 8:04
  • Ubuntu One doesn't officially support running in a headless configuration. – dobey Jul 1 '12 at 18:04
  • Okay but I don't understand why not - how hard can it be to make. I can see a lot of uses for an online folder on a server. – Mike Jul 1 '12 at 20:03

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