I have around 25GB of photo’s currently sitting on the home server and have been looking at options for backing up online.
I have extra paid space in PicasaWeb / Google but the only way to sync pictures to Google is to use the desktop Picasa app, which isn’t suitable for unattended automatic syncing from the server.
As I have 50GB in box.com I thought I’d look to see if there was an easy way to sync to that, it turns out there is!
Rather than manually sync I liked the idea of using rsync or similar and found this on the web, collated here to save you a search: –
Add the following line to fstab: –
https://www.box.com/dav /home/youruser/box.com/ davfs rw,user,noauto 0 0
Change ‘youruser’ to your linux user name.
Install davfs2 and add user to davfs2 group: –
sudo apt-get install davfs2 (or yum or whatever your distro uses)
sudo chmod u+s /sbin/mount.davfs
sudo usermod -a -G davfs2 mylinuxusername
Mount and login to box.com account: –
type your full user name, don’t forget the email part (e.g. email@example.com)
enter your password
You can then browse box.com as a local folder, and use all the normal linux tools, like rsync!