Live backup solutions for Ubuntu? Preferably to Google Drive?

by OZ1SEJ   Last Updated February 11, 2019 09:02 AM

In my company, we use Windows. All work (all!) is done in Google Drive, since Google made a synchronization tool for Windows called Google Drive Backup and Sync. Everything is saved there, all the files you work on, everything you download from the net, and everything is sync'ed to Google Drive on the fly. It's fast and transparent.

Now, since I've switched to Ubuntu, I'm having a lot of trouble sharing documents and collaborating with colleagues on documents. I've been given the advice to run google-drive-ocamlfuse - it does the job, but it's extremely slow. Descending into a subfolder, it can easily take 2-5 minutes to get the directory listing.

This is a very serious problem for me.

The obvious solution is to go back to using windows. I'd hate that.

I know Dropbox is another option, but I would have to synchronize Dropbox with my Google Drive then. Also, it's not free if you want more than a few GB.

I could work on a local drive in my house, but that wouldn't work when I'm at work. And vice versa.

I'm running out of ideas, and my colleagues and my sysadm are running out of patience with me. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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