Dropbox setup issue


#1

Hi,
running latest version of rclone i wanted to setup dropbox remote on my server… while doing a setup

Storage> 8
** See help for dropbox backend at: https://rclone.org/dropbox/ **

Dropbox App Client Id
Leave blank normally.
Enter a string value. Press Enter for the default ("").
client_id>
Dropbox App Client Secret
Leave blank normally.
Enter a string value. Press Enter for the default ("").
client_secret>
Edit advanced config? (y/n)
y) Yes
n) No
y/n> n
Remote config
Use auto config?

  • Say Y if not sure
  • Say N if you are working on a remote or headless machine

if i click on N it says i have to run: rclone authorize “dropbox”
2019/02/15 22:09:27 NOTICE: Config file “/root/.config/rclone/rclone.conf” not found - using defaults
If your browser doesn’t open automatically go to the following link: http://127.0.0.1:53682/auth

I cant access localhost from remote… .and even if i create redirect to that remote port… via ssh … it doesnt work… i got page asking to allow rclone to access dropbox but if i click on Allow then connection is refused…

assume its bug?


#2

I think you are misunderstanding.

If you pick headless, you need to go to a machine you have access to (like your laptop" and run the " rclone authorize “dropbox”"

It’ll prompt you there and you copy and paste the code in.