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 I found a script to move the folder but it seems outdated.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

  • I've found my (previously via GUI) configured path in ~/.dropbox/info.json – KingCrunch Oct 9 '14 at 19:44
  • @Seth The answer to "how is this an answer" is: Edit the file ... – KingCrunch Oct 10 '14 at 23:32

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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