How to Install Dropbox on Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo

Install Dropbox on Ubuntu 19.04

In this article, we will have explained the necessary steps to install and configure Dropbox on Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo. Before continuing with this tutorial, make sure you are logged in as a user with sudo privileges. All the commands in this tutorial should be run as a non-root user.

Dropbox online storage provides us support for Linux or Ubuntu. Dropbox service can also be used to back up your local data from your PC to the cloud. In the event, your PC crashes, your data stored online can easily be restored back to your local machine.

Dropbox offers varying options. The Free service with 2GB of free online storage whereas in Pro you can get as much as we want to depend on our requirements.

Install Dropbox on Ubuntu

Step 1. First, before you start installing any package on your Ubuntu server, we always recommend making sure that all system packages are updated.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Install Dropbox.

Dropbox CLI version is available for both 32 and 64-bit editions, we will download Dropbox upon our version:

sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list.d/dropbox.list

Add the following line to this file:

deb [arch=i386,amd64] http://linux.dropbox.com/ubuntu cosmic main

Next, we need to run the following command to import the Dropbox GPG key:

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 1C61A2656FB57B7E4DE0F4C1FC918B335044912E

Finally, update the local package index and install Dropbox:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install python3-gpg dropbox

Step 3. Accessing Dropbox.

Run the following command to start it from the terminal. The -i option will attempt to install Dropbox daemon if it’s not installed:

dropbox start -i

Or you can start the Dropbox GUI installer from your application menu.

That’s all you need to do to install Dropbox on Ubuntu 19.04. I hope you find this quick tip helpful. If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below.