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Dropbox alternative that works well with Fedora 20?

asked 2014-07-02 16:30:43 -0500

alfC gravatar image

updated 2014-07-02 17:25:23 -0500

Can you recommend an alternative that in your experience replaces Dropbox well within the Fedora system?

System integration and integration with file manager (such as Nautilus) are decirable features.

I have a list here, , I would like to know if there is a clear best option.

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answered 2014-07-03 03:24:49 -0500

cobra gravatar image

I've done this with . I happened to sign up for an email box as I wanted an alternative to the snooping Google or Hotmail and that was immune to my ISP outages on my own mail server. It came with a service they called 'disk' thats a 10GB free web storage. But it plugged right into the file manager that I use with Mate. As far as I can tell it'd work with any of the file managers that Fedora uses - you just use the 'add server' or 'add location' option and fill out the credentials.

Another service you might find interesting is , which is a cloud storage account 'aggregator', it lets you connect to lots of these types of things in one place. I've not plugged that into my Fedora system, though - and I don't know if you can.

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answered 2014-07-02 17:07:58 -0500

NickTux gravatar image

updated 2014-07-04 21:53:34 -0500

This question could be closed as an "opinion-based" or "too localized". But, let other mods decide(vote on) this, too :)

As you've already found, there are many alternatives. I don't know any of them with good nautilus integration (as dropbox has) but I can suggest . It is working good at my Fedora 20 box. Unfortunately no .rpm package is available (nor will be in future) , because of this bug.

If you want to download and test it, you can do it from the official page here. It is a .tgz file with some binaries and libraries inside. You should extract, and run the CopyAgent straight from the terminal, like this


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If you like the application and the service, let me know and I will help to create a .desktop file and an icon (so you don't have to run this from terminal all the time).

Be aware that it is a closed source program/application and service and all that goes with it ;)

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I considered that, but approved it because it's something that might be useful to a number of our members. And, we can always close it later if it causes problems.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2014-07-02 17:21:45 -0500 )edit

I voluntarely removed the part that can be interpreted as opinion based. I put a reason, so I don't get answers like "What is your problem with Dropbox?" and I left the exact non-technical reason vague on purpose.

alfC gravatar imagealfC ( 2014-07-02 17:29:07 -0500 )edit

answered 2014-07-03 05:09:14 -0500

FranciscoD_ gravatar image

I'd suggest owncloud. A client is available, and a lot of places provide free accounts. Most importantly, it's open source software :)

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answered 2014-07-03 04:04:26 -0500

Nikos Roussos gravatar image

You could try SparkleShare, which is fully Open Source. It doesn't come with a commercial service though, which means you have to setup your own server storage.

Another Open Source alternative that provides you with cloud storage is Seafile. It gives you 1G free.

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answered 2015-11-30 00:33:50 -0500

Sharepoint from Cloud Apps Portal is a pretty decent option that i have been using since the last few months, plus setting up the server is not a manual issue and you wont be limited by the storage as such.

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answered 2014-07-05 06:34:29 -0500

paulcarroty gravatar image also opensource client and server. Imho faster than owncloud but don't have many plugins.

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answered 2014-07-03 02:35:31 -0500

Rabin gravatar image

If you have a dedicated server i'll go with BTSync or syncthing, this way you woun't be limited by the storage, and you can have control over all over your files.

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I also recommend syncthing.

valentt gravatar imagevalentt ( 2016-01-30 14:14:09 -0500 )edit

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