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My dropbox syncing is incredibly slow...
I am using dropbox from the ubuntu repository on an almost fresh ubuntu installation.

I would like to avoid to install the package from the dropbox website for the reasons explained here Dropbox Upgrade

Is someone having the same problem? How can I solve?

EDIT :

This is an example of what I get.

donbeo@donbeo-HP-EliteBook-Folio-9470m:~$ dropbox status
Syncing (17 files remaining, 22 secs left)
Uploading 17 files (123.3 KB/sec, 22 secs left)
donbeo@donbeo-HP-EliteBook-Folio-9470m:~$ dropbox status
Syncing (17 files remaining, 3 mins left)
Uploading 17 files (13.2 KB/sec, 3 mins left)
donbeo@donbeo-HP-EliteBook-Folio-9470m:~$ dropbox status
Syncing (17 files remaining, 5 mins left)
Uploading 17 files (8.2 KB/sec, 5 mins left)
donbeo@donbeo-HP-EliteBook-Folio-9470m:~$ dropbox status
Syncing (17 files remaining)
Uploading 17 files...
donbeo@donbeo-HP-EliteBook-Folio-9470m:~$ dropbox status
Syncing (17 files remaining)
Uploading 17 files...
donbeo@donbeo-HP-EliteBook-Folio-9470m:~$ 

EDIT: I have run sudo dropbox update so I am probably using the last version of dropbox

EDIT:

donbeo@donbeo-HP-EliteBook-Folio-9470m:~$ apt-cache policy dropbox
dropbox:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: (none)
  Version table:
donbeo@donbeo-HP-EliteBook-Folio-9470m:~$ 


donbeo@donbeo-HP-EliteBook-Folio-9470m:~$ apt-cache policy nautilus-dropbox
nautilus-dropbox:
  Installed: 1.6.1-1
  Candidate: 1.6.1-1
  Version table:
 *** 1.6.1-1 0
        500 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty/multiverse amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
donbeo@donbeo-HP-EliteBook-Folio-9470m:~$ 

EDIT: Without the need of any changes dropbox is now working well. I think that the problem has probably been solved with an update or something.

If someone is still having this problem and wants to know my version of dropbox or other details I am happy to help.

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    What is the speed of your internet connection (speedtest.net for ex.) is your internet only slow with dropbox syncing? How are you connected wireless or cable? – LnxSlck Aug 25 '14 at 13:23
  • @LnxSlck my connection is fast speedtest.net/my-result/3712690152 I am using wifi. Everything works very well and on a windows computer on the same wifi dropbox works well – Donbeo Aug 25 '14 at 13:25
  • Have you tried an older version of dropbox? – LnxSlck Aug 25 '14 at 13:37
  • no how can I do that? can this be related to askubuntu.com/questions/512779/dropbox-upgrade ? – Donbeo Aug 25 '14 at 13:45
  • What is the version of dropbox you are running now? – LnxSlck Aug 25 '14 at 14:12
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Other people are having this problem. Check this thread in Dropbox forum.

There is a workaround that worked for me that is using Dropbox through a proxy. I recommend a private proxy for security reasons.

Here are instructions on how to setup a proxy using AWS. Then setup Dropbox to use the proxy and your files should start synching again.

  • Thanks for the answer. But this is almost a non practicable solution. I will wait a little bit for better solution before to accept this answer. – Donbeo Aug 25 '14 at 16:50
  • Your link to the Dropbox forum is 404ing. :( – Scottie Sep 13 '15 at 9:07
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The problem was probably inside the dropbox server. Now everything is working well with the dropbox version from the repository

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