Backup your linux cloud server to dropbox easily

Today I will write about a very important topics which you need in your critical time. It’s all about taking backup of your cloud linux server and save the backup to your dropbox. You can do it easily after reading this post. Please do all the things according to my post and get free from your tension.

Tools You should use: Dropbox

Operating system I have covered for this tutorial: Ubuntu 13.04 Server

Step 01
– Install dropbox in your server by following the steps mentioned below:

Install Dropbox via command line
The Dropbox daemon works fine on all 32-bit and 64-bit Linux servers. To install, run the following command in your Linux terminal.


cd ~ && wget -O - "" | tar xzf -


cd ~ && wget -O - "" | tar xzf -

Next, run the Dropbox daemon from the newly created .dropbox-dist folder.

sudo ~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd

Step 02
– Now just compress all of your targeted directories or even you can compress full of your system by following tar command.

sudo tar cf yourDestinationDirectory directoriesYouWantToCompress

Step 03
– After compression you can then move your compressed directory to your Dropbox directory or even you can again gzip your tar compressed directory to make it more compressed.

sudo mv YourCompressedDirectory.tar ~/Dropbox (your dropbox directory)

After moving the directory to Dropbox. Dropbox will automatically start uploading your large data. To run few dropbox commands from command line you can download this file. You can learn from here about how to use commands of this script and do few important task for dropbox.

Shaharia is a professional software engineer with more than 10 years of experience in the relevant fields. Digital ad certified, cloud platform architect, Big data enthusiasts, tech early adopters.

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