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Last Updated: March 09, 2016
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· marcelo

How to install Copy.com on a headless linux

copy.com is a very nice new cloud storage app similar to Dropbox, Google drive etc...

so this is how you install it on headless Linux machine:

1) Sign up at their website (through this link you will get 20gb free, I will get an additional 5gb)

Sign up here

Now the rest of the instructions are from the terminal:

2) Download the linux client

wget https://copy.com/install/linux/Copy.tgz

3) Extract it:

tar xvzf Copy.tgz

4) Navigate to a directory according to your platform

for 32bit linux:

cd copy/x86

for 64bit linux:

cd copy/x86_64

5) Execute the following command (one line) pay attention to the arguments which you must replace:

./CopyConsole -u=the_mail_you_signed_up_with -r=/home/your_linux_username/copy -p=the_password_you_signed_up_with

6) Let it run until you see:

Staring copy...success
Logged in as user: 'the_mail_you_signed_up_with' Copy folder is: '/home/your_linux_username/copy'
Press enter to exit

7) press ctrl-z to send the command to the background

You did it! you are now running copy.com client on your headless machine.

Some of the benefits which I find for using this new service are the following:

  • 20 GB of free storage: 15 + 5 if you sign up using a referral link (I get an additional 5 GB you use mine)

  • Multi platform support: Linux, Mac, Windows, Android, IOS

  • Headless option (super cool feature for servers, and for some developers)

  • limited time opportunity to rack up huge amounts of extra free storage though their referral program (do not miss it)

My referral link: https://copy.com?r=HPDSX0

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Didn't know copy.com ... seems like a pretty good alternative to Dropbox.com, am I correct? I signed up with your referral link, thanks for sharing this info!

over 1 year ago ·
6870

You're correct, I find it a very good alternative
Have fun :)

over 1 year ago ·
7780

I want try a very big file greater then 30GB to transfer to copy. If you create a account using my link i get 5GB of space so if some people do that i get more then 5GB at a time, then i can try my transfer

http://www.copy.com/?r=1RuKWp

over 1 year ago ·
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@peteroudenes I've made the experiment for you<br/>
Even though I didn't transfer a 30GB file , I did transfer a 11.5GB 1080p movie and it was a success.<br/>
it was uploaded from my PC at home and was synchronized with my PC at work, upload rate was limited only by my upload rate (my home connection has 1 MBPS upload speed).<br/>
The download at work was very fast

over 1 year ago ·
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is there any solution for ARM architecture?

Errors after execution:
CopyConsole: line 1:ELF: not found
CopyConsole: line 1: syntax error: word unexpected (expecting ")")

over 1 year ago ·
8342

I haven't tried it yet, but they have few projects in github that might help<br/>
first there's the FUSE layer on top of copy.com<br/>
https://github.com/copy-app/copy-fuse<br/>
and they have implemented a node.js client library on top their API (which is something you should also take a look at)<br/>
https://github.com/copy-app/nodejs-client-library

over 1 year ago ·
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Thanks for telling me about this, in return I signed up after clicking on your referral link :)

over 1 year ago ·
10259

how to upload / download and sync only selected folders and files. How to block downloading from cloud. Can you suggest me a solution.

over 1 year ago ·
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Now even ARM support in latest 1.4 update

https://www.copy.com/?r=3kvMmt

over 1 year ago ·
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I really wish there was a way to have the Copy storage act as a mounted drive and not a sync folder. It doesn't do me too much good to have 600GB of files on Copy attached to my linux machine that only has 20GB of free space

over 1 year ago ·
11824

It seems to be a way to exclude folders from copy.com, it's sort of a black list
but there isn't a way to white list only the folders you want to include

to do it we use the CopyCmd utility

To exclude a folder run
./CopyCmd cloud exclude -exclude folderNameToExclude

To list excluded folders
./CopyCmd Copy exclude -list

over 1 year ago ·
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Thank you so much for this post, it was really helpful!

I've decided to go a little further and write down a simple script to transform CopyConsole in a service for init.d, tested in Debian. Check it out here:

https://gist.github.com/MatteoRagni/9271828#comment-1182098

over 1 year ago ·
13159

thanks, it's super cool

over 1 year ago ·
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Marcelo, thank you for this article. :) It's very useful.

caopac, I don't know when you wrote your comment, but today (15 May 2014) there is a folder called "armv6h" in the archive, I think you should try this one.

over 1 year ago ·
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Great article. Very fast service and easy to configure.
I have just to point out that root rights are needed (eg sudo) to run CopyConsole: I received a "forbidden message" and I've retyped my password twice before understand it :)

I would suggest another similar service, that comes with fuse-mount app:
http://l.bitcasa.com/1hhX78jA
They also give up to 20 GB with free plans

over 1 year ago ·