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:
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
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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