I dual boot on my laptop:
- Ubuntu Mate 18.04 LTS
- Windows 10
I've set up Dropbox in both operating systems. I'm not actually syncing the Dropbox twice -- as my Dropbox is quite large, this would be wasteful in terms of bandwidth and disk space. Therefore, similar to this question, I mount the Windows NTFS drive in Linux and tell the Linux Dropbox client that it should use that location.
This has worked fine for years. However, Dropbox has recently announced that onwards from November 7th, 2018, they're demanding that the Dropbox Folder is located on:
ext4when in Linux
NTFSwhen in Windows
That means that my current set-up will break. However, I simply don't have the disk space to duplicate the Dropbox folder, nor do I want to spend bandwidth on syncing data that's essentially already in sync...
I've spoken with a Dropbox representative, and they're "very sorry, but". So, I'm looking for a viable workaround.
- Is there a way to "fake"
ext4-ism on an
NTFSdrive in Linux?
- Or the other way round (hahahanoway)?
- ...I'm actually all out of ideas on this one.
The email reminder I've been receiving over the past few months: