Clone Dropbox with a Raspberry Pi and BTSync

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Software developer Shane Reustle, who works at New York-based Nestio, has developed a way of creating a Dropbox-style sync service using the Raspberry Pi and BitTorrent Sync.

Shane writes: “After constantly hitting my Dropbox space limit, I decided to build my own distributed backup tool. What I ended up with was an external hard drive with a dedicated Raspberry Pi that keeps in sync with my laptop over the internet using BitTorrent Sync. This new BTSync folder fully replaced my Dropbox folder, and allowed me to streamline my large media backups. I’ve explained every step of the build below.”

Components needed are:

  • Raspberry Pi, case, SD card, power cable, etc
  • Edimax EW-7811Un Wifi Dongle
  • 1-foot Micro USB 3.0 Cable
  • Any size / brand external hard drive. Preferrably USB 3.0

The full article is here, and explains everything you need to know to get this working.


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