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git-annex special remote for Dropbox

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A git-annex special remote for Dropbox


pip install git-annex-remote-dbx


To create a special remote using Dropbox as a backend, you can type the following command (warning: this is an example, no encryption is used which is bad):

git annex initremote myremote type=external externaltype=dbx encryption=none prefix=git-annex upload_chunk_size=10MiB

To access your Dropbox, this special remote needs an access token. When creating the special remote, a browser tab will be opened for you to connect to your Dropbox and to grant access to this application.

This special remote accepts several parameters:

  • prefix: this is the directory where all your files will be stored (default: git-annex)
  • upload_chunk_size: to limit his memory usage, this special remote does not load all the file in memory before uploading it but instead splits the file in chunk and sends these chunks in turn to Dropbox. This parameter lets you specify the size to be used. Increasing this value will improve the upload speed at the expense of the memory usage and the progress report frequency (default: 1 MiB)


This special remote passes all the tests of git annex testremote successfully.

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