Synchronizing with Google Drive

Noah Duffy noahduffy at
Tue Sep 8 18:46:40 UTC 2015

On 09/08, Amichai Rotman wrote: 
> I tried using Grive - basically the only option out there. there's a GUI
> front-end by the guys from Fanclub called overGrive.
> Works fairly well, but with a few kinks I am trying to figure out:
> My ideal scenario would be to organize the files on my main computer, then
> push it one-way (force upload) to the server, then pull it (download only)
> on the other machines.
> When I sync from my laptop, it adds all the files to the server, but
> doesn't create a 1:1 copy on all machines. It just adds all the files to
> the server from each machine, resulting in messing up the folder hierarchy
> and creating duplicates which are very hard to resolve on the Web
> interface...
> Can one of you explain what would be the best practice to sync an Ubuntu
> Desktop and an Ubuntu laptop to the Google Drive Cloud?

I've actually moved back to Dropbox after using Google Drive for awhile

When I was using Google Drive, I was using Insync (
to do so. It worked perfectly well.  I know it's not a free product, but
it will accomplish what you're trying to do.  It still confuses me why there
is no native client from Google.

Noah Duffy
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