I am backing up home folder by create a symlink in dropbox.
What I did:
cd ~/Dropbox mkdir backup && cd backup ln -s ~
What I checked:
ln -l. The symlink is created.
- The dropbox folder contains my home folder. However, it only contains the link, rather than the actual file.
- The web dropbox is empty.
This is weird. Almost all articles and Q&A suggest that dropbox would follow the symlink, and sync the folder.
I suspect that
- It is a problem to put home folder under dropbox, because the actual dropbox folder is in home folder.
- Is there something wrong with the file permission? Most of the file is 644. However, I have no idea why no file end up in the Dropbox cloud.