Not really sure about the nature of the problem.
I ssh to a remote machine. Issue a
cd ~/Dropbox cp -r ~/Documents .
and getting messages of
No such file or directory
for specific files during the copy.
Also I seem to be getting different file sizes for the two folders,
du -s ~/Documents/ 7894448 /Users/cue/Documents/
with the one in dropbox being larger
du -s ~/Dropbox/Documents 7974480 /Users/cue/Dropbox/Documents
The source folder is on MacOSX if that makes any difference.