I have a user in a linux server (Debian) with ssh access, and have some files on it. I need to copy the files to my Dropbox. but I donot want to copy to my Dropbox in my PC and Laptop, I want to first copy to my Dropbox account directly then sync to my PC and Laptop. Is scp work?

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    I'm not totally sure I follow the question. Why not add Dropbox to the server? dropbox.com/install?os=lnx – wlraider70 Apr 4 '13 at 20:14
  • @wlraider70 make an answer of your comment - it looks excellent. – guntbert Apr 4 '13 at 20:18

Here is a better option, a SHELL script that will allow you to upload/download/delete files from the terminal;


Tested and works just great.

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    Although it's a good option, I wouldn't like to install private stuff from someone else to rely my database backups on my server. The CLI looks like a better choice IMO. – mau Dec 16 '13 at 18:23

Maybe https://couchdrop.io/

The secure, easy to use Cloud scp and http upload server.

scp $filename $username@ssh.couchdrop.io:
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  • Brilliant solution! Thanks! – David Woakes Dec 13 '19 at 11:02

Why not add Dropbox to the server? There is a CLI option if you need it.


Try this:

scp somefile username@server:/home/username/

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  • I have no sudo permission ... – Xbuffer Apr 4 '13 at 21:19
  • In fact, you don't need sudo permissions. I just have installed on a linux server and it's working like a charm. – mau Dec 16 '13 at 18:21
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    Why not add Dropbox to the server? Because it may not be a private server where I do not want to download and sync all my local files. – cnvzmxcvmcx Jun 30 '14 at 3:13
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    The question here is not about syncing, it's about pushing. Installing Dropbox implies making all the files public, while the idea I detect here is to use Dropbox to backup file, or as a one-way push. – Chop Sep 29 '15 at 9:11

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