Dropbox drops support for BTFRS (ReadyNAS OS 6 x86)

Hi everyone,

with great sadness I have to say that Dropbox will drop support for BTRFS and some other file systems on Linux starting November 2018.
This will render the DropboxMgr add-on useless – not because of the add-on itself, but because of the decision by Dropbox to drop support for the file system used on modern ReadyNAS boxes in their Linux client, which is what the add-on uses behind the scenes. There’s nothing I can do to fix that and thus I already made the add-on unavailable from this web site.

Now, how does this affect current users of the add-on? If you’re just using the add-on for global synchronization, i.e. if you’re using just one Dropbox account to sync your data, you should be able to switch to the Dropbox sync functionality provided by the ReadyNAS in the “Cloud” tab of the ReadyNAS web UI. If, however, you were using the add-on to sync to different Dropbox accounts (which was the main reason for the add-on) then unfortunately there’s no solution that will allow you to continue to emulate that functionality in the future.

I have no idea what made Dropbox to decide that only Ext4 will be supported from November on but that’s the way it is. I’m sorry for all of you who are affected by this decision and I’d like to thank you for your support over the years but sadly the story of the DropboxMgr add-on ends here.