Different Ways to Access Google Drive on Linux Desktop

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  1. HostingRocks says:

    I’ve been using rclone for a while and it’s great. Quite fun too.

  2. Pheeble says:

    I wrote a shell script that I use to upload files to Google Drive from Thunar in Xubuntu. It uses zenity for dialogs. It’s not very versatile but it does what I need. I can choose whether to enable sharing for the file, and it automatically deletes any duplicates so there is only the latest version of the file in Google Drive. The dialog also displays my account status with each upload, and writes all the relevant info into a timestamped log file for each upload.

  3. Etcetera says:

    One of the several reasons why I moved my Windows 7 based home server to Linux last year was that I just could not get stable networking between Windows and the VirtualBox VM within which I was running a NextCloud instance – with the Google Drive directory, keeping synced under Windows, mounted within NextCloud as external storage. NextCloud’s own Google Drive sync module had been buggy and was removed soon thereafter, so that was no alternative, either.

    Having set up everything on the new Ubuntu Server 16.04 LTS machine, with everything else running perfectly, I found that there was no Google Drive client for Linux – bummer. After some search I found InSync, paid their fee, and everything else was virtually a set-up-and-forget thing.

    Since then I can reliably access my Google Drive storage (which I only really need in connection with one or two Android apps that have decent support only for Google Drive and Dropbox) through my own NextCloud setup. Fun!

  4. Dan says:

    I used “hierarchical” storage in my data center days. Files would migrate from my quota to lical store to remote store to off site and yet remain available. I’d love to have similar abilities with someone’s cloud.

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