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Date:      Mon, 17 Feb 2014 10:02:26 -0600
From:      Matthew Pherigo <hybrid120@gmail.com>
To:        Robert Simmons <rsimmons0@gmail.com>,  "freebsd-questions@freebsd.org" <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Dropbox on FreeBSD
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Although tarsnap is great, I don't believe it's a file syncing
solution - only a backup solution.

--Matt

> On Feb 17, 2014, at 12:29 AM, Robert Simmons <rsimmons0@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Yes, you would need to host it somewhere that has git installed and
> ssh. That's not too tall of an order.
>
> There is one commercial service that does support a FreeBSD native client:
> http://www.tarsnap.com/
>
>> On Sun, Feb 16, 2014 at 11:36 PM, Daniel Staal <DStaal@usa.net> wrote:
>> --As of February 15, 2014 3:02:13 PM -0500, Robert Simmons is alleged to
>> have said:
>>
>>>> On Sat, Feb 15, 2014 at 7:08 AM, Jerry <jerry@seibercom.net> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> I use Dropbox and Windows SkyDrive, soon to be renamed OneDrive,
>>>> extensively. Unfortunately, there does not appear to be a version
>>>> available for FreeBSD. These are listed on the site:
>>>>
>>>> Ubuntu (.deb)           64-bit          32-bit
>>>> Fedora (.rpm)           64-bit          32-bit
>>>> Debian (.deb)           64-bit          32-bit
>>>> Compile from source
>>>>
>>>> there are a few "Dropbox" ports; however, I am looking for something that
>>>> works the same way across different platforms; ie Windows and FreeBSD. Do
>>>> the Dropbox ports do that? If not, has anyone tried to use one of the
>>>> "Dropbox" distributions on FreeBSD?
>>>
>>>
>>> Another option would be to add Sparkleshare to the ports collection:
>>>
>>> http://www.sparkleshare.net/
>>>
>>> https://github.com/hbons/SparkleShare
>>
>>
>> --As for the rest, it is mine.
>>
>> Owncloud - already in the ports collection - would be an option too.  It has
>> more features than just folder sync, but you can ignore them if you want.
>> ;)  (For that matter, you could run rsync to get the same effect... On ZFS
>> with snapshots if you want to be able to roll back.)
>>
>> But either of these would require running a server someplace.  I'm not sure
>> what commercial solutions there are that have a FreeBSD client.  (Hmm.  A
>> private project on Github?)
>>
>> Daniel T. Staal
>>
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