Running BitTorrent Sync as a service (for multiple users)

NOTE: This article has been superceded by an updated one here!

BitTorrent Sync is a really useful alternative to Dropbox / Google Drive / etc, as none of the files are stored on someone else's server and you can have as much space as you want!

BTSync can only be run once (per user), so running it as a service ensures it starts at boot for every user without them needing to log on! [...]

Google Drive on the Raspberry Pi using Grive

Google still hasn't released a Google Drive client for Linux (and when they do, it won't necessarily run on an ARM chip) so the best option I've found so far is Grive - an open source client.  It syncs with Google Drive, although doesn't "watch" for changes, so it needs to be run regularly (e.g. on a cron-job).

Diving straight ahead into installation...

Install the dependencies (this was sufficient for my Pi, running Raspbian): [...]

Running multiple copies of Dropbox in Linux (at the same time!)

Multiple copies of dropbox in Linux

TL;DR: Grab the attached script, and use it to install and/or run additional Dropbox instances in Linux! (It gives you usage instructions if you run it with no parameters)

I use Dropbox. My wife also uses Dropbox. We wanted to use Dropbox at the same time, on the same computer, without needing to have separate user accounts. [...]


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