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« on: July 16, 2017, 05:03:24 pm »
Due to the affore mentioned instability I am in search of cloud storage options. I want something straight forward and easy to sync. Thinking about google drive or drop box. As I only need 100 gigs google drive seems to the right plan at a good price. I just wonder if there is a good client for google drive. The gnome control center described here does not seem to work on Peppermint.

https://www.howtogeek.com/196635/an-official-google-drive-for-linux-is-here-sort-of-maybe-this-is-all-well-ever-get/

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Re: cloud backup
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2017, 05:44:24 pm »
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Re: cloud backup
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2017, 05:53:37 pm »
I installed overGrive. It's uploading a folder at the moment. Will wait and see if I need to install your solution. It is curious that with solutions such as megasync, pcloud, even using the browser to upload files to google drive, it does not have any utilities for me to check file size on the cloud matches my local drive. How else can i be a 100% that the files on cloud mirror the local files?

I was using pcloud up till now. To my horror when I checked the subdirectories on the cloud I found they were empty. I don't know what I would have done if my system crashed and I was relying on them to restore.?

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Re: cloud backup
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2017, 06:00:05 pm »
But the problem with overGrive seems to be that it only allows me to sync one folder at a time. I normally would want to sync .thunderbird, .mozilla totalling 3 gigs. Plus my personal documents totalling 45 gigs.
But the settings only allow me to browse to one folder.

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Re: cloud backup
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2017, 06:23:58 pm »
I followed your solution which looks far better than any I have found. I will leave it as unresolved for a couple of days.

Great work. Thanks!

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Re: cloud backup
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2017, 06:26:40 pm »
If it works, but doesn't automount at bootup, we can probably create an autostart file for it
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Re: cloud backup
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2017, 06:30:05 pm »
I was thinking about just that. Yes, if you can help me create an auto start it would be fantastic.

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Re: cloud backup
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2017, 06:33:11 pm »
So after a reboot, does running:
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google-drive-ocamlfuse ~/googledrive
mount it ?

Or did you use a custom directory name/path ?

and what's the output from:
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echo $HOME
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Re: cloud backup
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2017, 06:41:24 pm »
I did exactly as the instructions. And created a googledrive folder. It's uploading thunderbird at the moment. 2 gigs. It's been sitting at 4% a good while now. I will do a reboot once it's finished and let you know.

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Re: cloud backup
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2017, 06:45:03 pm »
what's the output from:
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echo $HOME
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Re: cloud backup
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2017, 06:49:24 pm »
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Re: cloud backup
« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2017, 07:23:31 pm »
Okay, if it doesn't automount at login .. try this:-

Open a terminal and run:
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sudo pluma ~/.config/autostart/google-drive-automount.desktop
when a BLANK file opens, make it read:-
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[Desktop Entry]
Type=Application
Name=Automount Google Drive
Comment=Automount my Google Drive folder.
Exec=bash -c "sleep 5 ; google-drive-ocamlfuse /home/siawacsh/googledrive"
Icon=google-drive
Terminal=false
Categories=GTK;Network;
SAVE the file, and exit the text editor.

Log off/on (or reboot) to test.
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Re: cloud backup
« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2017, 07:27:01 pm »
Will do as soon as it's finished uploading. I am at 18% even though my upload speed is supposed to be 20 MB.

Thank you once again. You guys are amazing!

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