How to Mount Google Drive on your Seedbox

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 the content.
  • You want to save your content for later use.

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

This is achieved by a FUSE based file system which makes mounting Google Drive possible on Linux hosts.

Please note: before we proceed, please submit a Support Ticket and request from us to enable the FUSE module.

This is important, as without enabled FUSE – you won’t be able to mount Google Drive.

1. Login via X2go

Because we need a GUI to accept the authorization – you’ll need to establish a graphical session. But let’s install the Ocaml Fuse client first, so we can start mounting the remote drive.

While you are in the X2go session. Open a terminal and type:

This will install the necessary packages and when it is done, type in the terminal:

2. Authorizing your Google Drive

When Ocamlfuse is launched, you will be redirected to authorize your Google account in Firefox, like on the picture.

mount google drive - login to google

After you’ve signed in, you need to authorize your account. When authorization is done, you may close the window.

Giving permission to seedbox to access google drive

You can check if the authorization successful by checking the console from where you’ve initiated the authorization request, like this:

3. Configure your Seedbox to mount Google Drive

We need to create our folders and set up mount points.

To check if the mounting Google Drive is successful, we can check it from the terminal.

Now you can save your downloaded files to your Google Drive account.

4. Log out

If you wish to remove your associated Google Drive account, we need to unmount it.

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About author Diego Asturias

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Diego Asturias is a tech journalist who translates complex tech jargon into engaging content. He has a degree in Internetworking Tech from Washington DC, US, and tech certifications from Cisco, McAfee, and Wireshark. He has hands-on experience working in Latin America, South Korea, and West Africa. He has been featured in SiliconANGLE Media, Cloudbric, Pcwdld, Hackernoon, ITT Systems, SecurityGladiators, Rapidseedbox, and more.

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