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Dropbox in Docker: It's less than half size of any traditional Debian or Ubuntu based Dropbox image.
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Dropbox in Docker

Based on Alpine linux for minimal size.
It's less than half size of any traditional Debian or Ubuntu based Dropbox image.

Run Dropbox inside Docker. Fully working with local host folder mount or inter-container linking (via --volumes-from).

This repository provides the zburgermeiszter/dropbox image.

Usage examples


docker run -d --restart=always --name=dropbox zburgermeiszter/dropbox

Dropbox data mounted to local folder on the host

docker run -d --restart=always --name=dropbox \
-v /path/to/dropbox/data:/home/user/Dropbox \

Keep Dropbox data and settings on a host folder

This way there's no need to reauthorize the container with Dropbox account, and it's possible to run multiple Dropbox instances simply by changing name and the path to dropbox settings.

docker run -d --restart=always --name=dropbox \
-v /path/to/dropbox/data:/home/user/Dropbox \
-v /path/to/dropbox/settings:/home/user/.dropbox \

Use the host timezone in the container

docker run -d --restart=always --name=dropbox \
-v /etc/localtime:/etc/localtime:ro \

Enable LAN Sync

docker run -d --restart=always --name=dropbox \
-p 17500:17500 \

Linking to Dropbox account after first start

Check the logs of the container to get URL to authenticate with your Dropbox account.

docker logs dropbox

Copy and paste the URL in a browser and login to your Dropbox account to associate the container with your Dropbox account.

Running the previous command again after a few seconds, you should see something like this:

"This computer is now linked to Dropbox. Welcome xxxx"

Now your container is syncing your Dropbox.

Managing Dropbox sync via dropbox-cli tool.

docker exec -it $(docker ps -f name=dropbox -q | awk 'NR==1{print $1}') dropbox-cli help

Make sure to use the exact name of the container otherwise running containers with similar names like dropbox and dropbox2 gives arbitrary result when using dropbox in the filer.

More info about dropbox-cli: Dropbox Wiki

Manage exclusions and check sync status

docker exec -ti dropbox dropbox\ help

Exposed volumes

Dropbox files

Dropbox account configuration


This README is based on Jan B's janeczku/docker-dropbox repository readme.

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