Create two instances of Dropbox on one machine. This will allow a separate Dropbox to be run, which can help keep managed client backups rational.
mkdir .name-dropbox: This will contain Dropbox configuration settings.
mkdir name-dropbox: This will contain the Dropbox folder.
Open a terminal and enter:
HOME=$HOME/.name-dropbox /usr/bin/dropbox start -i
This will start the Dropbox setup window. Select a customised location for Dropbox by ticking “I want to choose where to put my Dropbox folder”, which should be located in
Make a Control Script
To control the second Dropbox, create a BASH script.
sudo nano ~/DropboxAltStarter.sh
#!/bin/bash HOME=$HOME/.name-dropbox /usr/bin/dropbox start
Make this script executable:
chmod +x ~/DropboxAltStarter.sh
Start the Second Dropbox on Startup
Type “Start” into Ubuntu dash, access “Startup Applications”.
Create a new application with an appropriate name.
Paste the following as a command, replace “Username”:
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