Use Linux to Build Your Own Dropbox



If you want to build your own Dropbox-like syncing and backup service with some open source software.

Tech hacking blog Fak3r outlines the process and what you’ll need:

  • At least two machines, one to be the server and one to be the client
  • Some open source software: OpenSSH, rsync, and lsyncd

The process involves some work and command line know-how, but it’s all pretty straightforward. We think Dropbox is awesome, but if you want a DIY method you should definitely check out Fak3r’s instructions.

HOWTO build your own open source Dropbox clone