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 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 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 Ocaml Fuse client first, so we can start mounting remote drive.

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

This will install 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 is authorization successful by checking the console from where you’ve initiated authorization request, like this:

3. Configure your Seedbox to mount Google Drive

We need to create our folders and setup mount points.

To check is the mounting Google Drive 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.