How To Install Dropbox on Debian 9 Stretch

Install Dropbox on Debian 9 Stretch

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Dropbox on Debian 9 Stretch. For those of you who didn’t know, Dropbox is an online storage service that supports Linux distros. Dropbox provides online storage to backup and store data automatically with security. It has both free and paid plans. In the free plan, it provides 2GB of storage if you want more storage then you can buy paid plans

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step-by-step installation of Dropbox on a Debian 9 (Stretch) server.

Install Dropbox on Debian 9 Stretch

Step 1. Before we install any software, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following apt commands in the terminal:

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Installing Dropbox on Debian.

Run the following commands in Terminal to install Dropbox:

sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list.d/dropbox.list

Add the following line to this file:

deb [arch=i386,amd64] http://linux.dropbox.com/debian jessie main

Next, import the Dropbox GPG key to your Debian 9 system:

sudo apt install dirmngr
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-keys 1C61A2656FB57B7E4DE0F4C1FC918B335044912E

Now, update the local package index and install Dropbox. python-gpgme is used to verify the binary signature:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install python-gpgme dropbox

Once installed, You can start the Dropbox GUI installer from your application menu, or start Dropbox from the command line. As a normal user, run the following command. The -i option will attempt to install Dropbox daemon if it’s not installed:

dropbox start -i

After the Dropbox daemon is installed, a new tab will be opened in your web browser asking you to link your computer to your Dropbox account.

Install Dropbox on Debian 9 Stretch

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Dropbox. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Install Dropbox on Debian 9 Stretch system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Dropbox website.

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