Synchronizing with Google Drive

Nathan Dorfman na at rtfm.net
Tue Sep 8 18:50:00 UTC 2015


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hubic. I have no affiliation with them, just came across it in my own
search and have been (happily) trying it out. They provide not only a
Linux client, but in source code form! And the free tier is 25GB:
https://hubic.com/en/offers/


On Tue, Sep 8, 2015 at 2:42 PM, Dave Woyciesjes
<woyciesjes at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> On 09/08/2015 02:32 PM, Amichai Rotman wrote:
>>
>> Hi All,
>>
>> I am trying to move from Dropbox to Google drive, for two main reasons:
>>
>> Price and performance.
>>
>> I have been using Dropbox on all my devices for years now. It even saved
>> me 2-3 times when my hard drives failed - I was able to restore my files
>> in a matter of minutes.
>>
>> Dropbox - Pros:
>>
>> Seamless synchronization
>> Desktop integration.
>>
>> Dropbox - Cons:
>>
>> Price
>> Hogs my Internet bandwidth.
>>
>> Google Drive - Pros:
>>
>> I use Google services since it was invite only (that's how I got my
>> account, initially). I use an Android smartphone and I use the Google
>> Chrome browser on all my devices.
>>
>> Google Drive - Cons
>>
>> Lack of Linux Client: I wanted to switch to Google Drive as my only
>> cloud storage - but alas! No Google Drive client for Linux (how is it
>> possible?, they have one for Mac OS X - isn't it the same?!)
>>
>> 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?
>>
>> Thanks!
>>
>> Amichai.
>
>
>         I don't have an answer to your question; but I would suggest you at
> least look in to Copy.com as a replacement for Google Drive. 15GB storage
> for free. Client software for Mac, Windows & Linux. I haven't had an issue.
>
>
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