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Old 12-15-2015, 05:56 AM   #1
NotAComputerGuy
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Headless Dropbox - OpenMediaVault


I'm looking to setup my 'server' so it's synced with my Dropbox. I followed the guide below.

http://rkulla.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03...s-dropbox.html

I've created a user called dropbox and used that instead of "user1" etc.

I've got the following issue:
Code:
$ sudo service dropbox status
dropboxd for USER dropbox: not running.

$ sudo service dropbox start
Starting dropbox...

$ sudo service dropbox status
dropboxd for USER dropbox: not running.

$ ./dropbox.py status
Syncing (10,848 files remaining, 14 mins left)
Downloading 10,848 files (LAN) (3,839 KB/sec, 14 mins left)
Something's very wrong here. Please could anyone help me.

Thanks
 
Old 12-15-2015, 06:21 AM   #2
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You should find out why dropboxd is not running.

First, is it really not running? Use ps -ef to find out. On my system (Centos 6.7), it looks like this:
Code:
bbausch  26416     1  0 15:01 ?        00:00:21 /home/bbausch/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-3.12.5/dropbox
Then, find the dropbox log file and see what it contains.
Finally, run the dropbox program manually. Perhaps you will get more information about the error.

There is also https://www.dropbox.com/c/help.
 
Old 12-15-2015, 01:51 PM   #3
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Aye, Dropbox is running. Perhaps I should worry less about what that script is supposed to do and accept it appears to be working. :/
 
Old 12-15-2015, 07:40 PM   #4
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Not very satisfactory, right? Something is wrong.

This is how the dropbox service detects its status:
Code:
[ -f /etc/sysconfig/dropbox ] && . /etc/sysconfig/dropbox
...
status() {
    for dbuser in $DROPBOX_USERS; do
        dbpid=`pgrep -u $dbuser dropbox | grep -v grep`
        if [ -z $dbpid ] ; then
            echo "dropboxd for USER $dbuser: not running."
        else
            echo "dropboxd for USER $dbuser: running (pid $dbpid)"
        fi
    done
}
In the dropbox config file, I find DROPBOX_USERS=bbausch. Perhaps that's missing or wrong on your computer.
 
  


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