Cloud Storage is one of the best ways to keep safe backup of important data in case of hard disk failure. Windows users have many cloud storage options like Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, Box etc which will easily sync files from your local hard drive to cloud.
But Ubuntu users have very limited options. Google which always supports open source softwares is struggling to launch Google Drive App for Ubuntu. There is an alternative tool known as Grive which will sync files from Ubuntu to Google Drive but with minor bugs.
One of the best tool right now for Ubuntu is Dropbox. Only issue which most users face during Dropbox installation is missing Dropbox folder which could be avoided if you follow below steps.
To Download and Install Dropbox
Go to terminal and login as a root users
cd ~ && wget -O - "https://www.dropbox.com/download?plat=lnx.x86" | tar xzf -
(32 Bit Version)
cd ~ && wget -O - "https://www.dropbox.com/download?plat=lnx.x86_64" | tar xzf -
(64 Bit Version)
This will download and create dropbox-dist Folder
Type ~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd and hit enter.
You will receive a prompt to restart Nautilus, but it is better to restart the entire operating system ( or else Dropbox Folder will be missing ).
Once rebooted, click on dropbox icon that will appear in your Unity Dash, this will download additional Dropbox files and you will receive prompt to enter Dropbox Login details as well as Dropbox Folder Location.
Note : If you don’t find any icon in Unity Dash then download Dropbox Nautilus Extension via command line.
apt-get install nautilus-dropbox