Multi-Dropbox setup

Dropbox is neat. really neat. real good too. 2Gig for a free user when they start. Not to mention the really cool nautilus extension they have for ubuntu linux.

The thing is hellishly addictive and the super-sleek sync feature leaves the heart wanting more. So now i have two dropbox accounts set-up and and combined with my ubuntu-one account, that makes a total of 6GB in pure sync-ready clouds in my little netbook.

IF you dont already have one, get a dropbox account now (2.25 GB FREE)

Here is how to configure a second dropbox account in ubuntu 10.10 netbook edition:

1. Dont be shy, go on and fire-up the terminal.

mkdir /home/username/.dropbox-shared

HOME=$HOME/.dropbox-shared /home/username/.dropbox-dist/dropbox start -i

2. Complete the setup, and choose selective sync (advanced) , and sync only the Public folder.. Now add dropbox so that it will autostart.

Applications>>System>>Startup-applications

add:

‘HOME=$HOME/.dropbox-shared  /home/username/.dropbox-dist/dropbox start`

3. After that, exit all instances of the second dropbox. now symlink the Public folder in your home dir with the Public folder in ~/.dropbox-shared/Dropbox/Public

4. Hopefully, thats that and the end of this madness, so now – my Public folder syncs with a second dropbox account, that i plan to use sole-ly for public purposes. Its all done and the whole thing costs nada.

Kudos.

FREE Dropbox with initial 2.25Gig space

Friendly Note: The icons are part of an icon set,search for it – its made by Incognitus..

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Posted on January 9, 2011, in Linux. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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