docker-dropbox

by janeczku

janeczku / docker-dropbox

:whale: Dropbox in a Docker image. This works.

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Dropbox in Docker

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Run Dropbox inside Docker. Fully working with local host folder mount or inter-container linking (via

--volumes-from
).

This repository provides the janeczku/dropbox image.

Usage examples

Quickstart

docker run -d --restart=always --name=dropbox janeczku/dropbox

Dropbox data mounted to local folder on the host

docker run -d --restart=always --name=dropbox \
-v /path/to/localfolder:/dbox/Dropbox \
janeczku/dropbox

Run dropbox with custom user/group id

This fixes file permission errrors that might occur when mounting the Dropbox file folder (

/dbox/Dropbox
) from the host or a Docker container volume. You need to set
DBOX_UID
/
DBOX_GID
to the user id and group id of whoever owns these files on the host or in the other container.
docker run -d --restart=always --name=dropbox \
-e DBOX_UID=110 \
-e DBOX_GID=200 \
janeczku/dropbox

Enable LAN Sync

docker run -d --restart=always --name=dropbox \
--net="host" \
janeczku/dropbox

Linking to Dropbox account after first start

Check the logs of the container to get URL to authenticate with your Dropbox account.

docker logs dropbox

Copy and paste the URL in a browser and login to your Dropbox account to associate.

docker logs dropbox

You should see something like this:

"This computer is now linked to Dropbox. Welcome xxxx"

Manage exclusions and check sync status

docker exec -t -i dropbox dropbox help

ENV variables

DBOX_UID
Default:

1000

Run Dropbox with a custom user id (matching the owner of the mounted files)

DBOX_GID
Default:

1000

Run Dropbox with a custom group id (matching the group of the mounted files)

$DBOXSKIPUPDATE
Default:

False

Set this to
True
to skip updating to the latest Dropbox version on container start

Exposed volumes

/dbox/Dropbox
Dropbox files

/dbox/.dropbox
Dropbox account configuration

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