While using your Seedbox you’ve probably faced the following obstacles:

  • You don’t have enough local storage to save downloaded data.
  • Your local speed is not fast enough to download all content.
  • You want to save your content for later use.

All of these you can achieve if you connect Google Drive on your Seedbox! In this tutorial, we will show you how to connect your Google Drive with ease, and save your valuable Seedbox content.

Because we need to do a manual installation directly on seedbox, we have to log in to it. Best and fastest way to do that is via ssh.
If you are not familiar with this, here is our support article on this subject.

Once you are logged in through ssh as a user, type this command:

sudo install-app

after prompt, type in your user password, and you will get installation menu.
Choose Install Application 

Scroll down to Utilities and choose that option

Now select Google Drive CLI 

Once installation starts, you will be able to monitor proccess 

and when it is done you will see this. Just press Enter (or click on OK) and you are done with installation, and confirm exiting to shell.

Now to continue on setting this utility. While still in terminal window, type

gdrive about

and you will get something like this 

This link in terminal window is clickable, but best thing to do is to right click on it, and choose Open Link (or similar) to open it in your local default browser.

Once your browser is open, you will get page that contains your google account(s) information, where you can choose google account that you wish to connect with your seedbox.

Once you select account, you will be asked to ALLOW access for GDrive to that account

and when you confirm that, you will get verification code, that you were prompted for in terminal (ssh) window

Select this code, mark it for copy (either with right click - Copy or with Ctrl+C), return to your terminal (ssh) window, click on line asking for verification code and paste it using SHIFT+INSERT buttons 

press Enter, and you will get something like this

Now you are connected with selected Google Drive account. All that is left is to move files to it.

Command is simple: gdrive upload /path/to/file/filename 

In this example we will use ubuntu 16.04 iso image, so command is

gdrive upload /home/user/Downloads/ubuntu-16.04.3-desktop-amd64.iso

and it is away on maximum available speed

This was done quite fast (under 1 minute).

Checking google drive....
 

.iso image is there.

So if speed is what you need, and cannot get it through GUI of your seedbox, this is best option for moving files to the Google Drive.

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