Dropbox has partially reverted changes that only support the Ext4 file system on Linux. Safe deposit box Customer Update Re-supported ZFS and XFS on 64-bit Linux systems, and eCryptFS and Btrfs on all Linux systems.Dropbox discontinued support for syncing folders to drives with an unusual file system, which on Linux means anything but Ext4, which has upset many users. The reason for this is “Since Dropbox relies on extended attributes (X-attrs) to identify files in the Dropbox folder and keep them in sync, it needs a supported file system” because there are many files, this is not actually Any meaning to support X-attrs file system on Linux.
After announcing this change, various workarounds started appearing online, including the workarounds I posted on Linux Uprising. Therefore, even a new unofficial open source Dropbox client was developed (by the way, it is much lighter than the official client).
But this did not last long, because last week, the Dropbox 77.3.127 Beta update log said that Dropbox added support for ZFS (on 64-bit systems only), XFS (on 64-bit systems only), Btrfs and eCryptFS stand by.
Since then, this change seems to have turned into a stable Linux Dropbox client. This information was not mentioned directly on the Dropbox website, but after I performed a brand new Dropbox installation on Ubuntu, the reported version was 77.4.131, which is a higher version number than the Dropbox Beta version now reported. Supports ZFS and XFS on 64-bit Linux systems, and eCryptFS and Btrfs on all Linux systems. I also tried the Btrfs file system and the folder synchronization worked without any issues.
of Dropbox system requirements This section has not been updated to mention that Linux clients now support these file system types.
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