Some use cases:. Transfer files from Dropbox to Google Drive. Migrate or move data between two Google Drives. Backup FTP, WebDav to Google Drive. Sync OneDrive with Google Drive Key Features:. Directly transfer files from one cloud to another. File transfer. Dropbox, Dropbox FTP, Filezilla, FTP, FTPS / January 2, 2018 March 28, 2021 / 6 minutes of reading Last updated on March 28th, 2021 at 09:12 am This is a really good workaround for a highly requested feature that Dropbox never has allowed officially. WebDAV, email attachments, and FTP access is not on the current feature roadmap, and likely won't be for the foreseeable future. No hard feelings. This isn't a 'no it'll never happen.' But we're currently working hard delivering other, equally exciting features. Not using Dropbox yet? See how Dropbox makes syncing files easy.
Pydio comes bundled with plugins to accessing remote file-system based servers via various protocols:
Disclaimer : If you installed Pydio by the linux repository ( apt / yum ), you must install the 'pydio-plugin-access.ftp', 'pydio-plugin-access.sftp', 'pydio-plugin-auth.ftp' packages.
FTP: use the FTP protocol to access the remote server. You can setup the standard FTP parameters (Port, Active / Passive, etc). Authentication credentials to be identified on the remote server can be passed in various manners (see below).
Sftp: implement FTP over SSH (enable the plugin FTP over SSH). This is more stable and more performant than FTP, thus recommended if your server can handle it. However, this requires libssl2 to be installed php-ssh2 extension on linux.
Samba: Browse files on a server available via the Samba protocol. This requires smbclient to be installed on the server (tested on *nix & windows). For linux based servers, access.fs + meta.mount solution should be preferred (using CIFS protocol instead of SMB). You might need to edit the plugin setttings to change the smbclient path to do so use go to All Plugins > Available Plugins > Workspaces Drivers then to find the path on your server if linux based you can use
which sambaand then write the path. You also have other options such as ZIP ...
WebDAV: Browse an http WebDAV server. Warning, do not confuse this feature with the ability of Pydio to serve any workspaces files as through WebDAV to other clients! This driver requires the Pear::HTTP_WebDAV_Client library.
Dropbox: using this driver, you can create a connexion to an existing Dropbox account. Requires an OAuth implementation (see the plugin identity card). Using 'Templates', you could let your users create their own repository, thus entering their own Dropbox keys.
Passing drivers credentials
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When accessing remote servers, most drivers will require an identification using credentials (user / password pair). When configuring a workspace driver, the necessary credentials can be passed in various manners (again):
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- Setting the credentials at driver level: all Pydio users accessing the workspace will trigger a remote connexion using a unique shared credential.
- Setting the credentials at user level: once a workspace is created using a 'credential-consumer' driver, new fields will appear inside the users editor: that way, it's possible to setup a specific credential for each user.
- Using the user's Pydio credentials: passed through the session, it is possible to directly pass the Pydio credentials to the underlying workspace. For this, you have to set both the 'Use Session Credentials' flag in the workspace configuration, and in the Authentication configuration, the 'Set Credentials in Session' flag.