I'm in a shared compute environment at work, and for good reason IT doesn't want my Dropbox folder to be on the NFS.
My Ubuntu desktop's home drive (/homes/mylastname) is on NFS, but I have fast local storage, so I've moved my Dropbox folder there (/local/mylastname/Dropbox). I created a symlink from /local/mylastname/Dropbox to /homes/mylastname/Dropbox
The problem is that no matter what I do, I keep ending up with a .dropbox-dist folder in my NFS home drive, and this folder seems to be used by Dropbox a lot, adversely affecting network performance. I've tried moving this folder to local storage and creating a symlink, but Dropbox somehow ends up renaming this (in my home drive at the moment I have .dropbox-dist-old-YDh0D8 and .dropbox-dist-old-ZNlNE0) and then recreating a folder on NFS called .dropbox-dist rather than just continuing to use the symlinked folder.
Anyone successfully installed Dropbox entirely outside of their home directory?
I should say that I'm using both the graphical interface for Dropbox and the CLI interface.