How to Enable Dropbox Access on QuantaStor SDS

QuantaStor’s Cloud Containers feature enables one to set up a NAS Gateway to object storage like AWS and other S3 compatible cloud storage buckets. With QuantaStor v4.7, this feature is extended to include Dropbox folders/directories just as if they were S3 buckets. A quick guide to configuring Dropbox on QuantaStor is below.

Log into Dropbox and Create an App

1.  Log in to your Dropbox account.

2. Navigate to the Dropbox developers page and make a new app called QuantaStor SDS Integration.

Select Dropbox API and the Full Access option.

3. Create your app.

Call the app QuantaStor SDS Integration.

Gathering Dropbox App Credentials

4. Get your app key, app secret, and generated access token. You must press the Generate button to generate a token for the first time. Record all this information, as you will need it later when you add credentials to the Dropbox Cloud Provider within QuantaStor.

Record the App Key, App Secret, and Generated Token.

Adding Credentials to QuantaStor

5. After logging into QuantaStor via the web management interface, navigate to the Cloud Containers tab at the top. Next, select the provider marked Dropbox and then right-click to add credentials. If Dropbox is not listed, you may be running an older version of QuantaStor SDS and will need to upgrade to v4.7 or newer to use this feature.

Create/Add Cloud Container(s)

6. Navigate to the Cloud Containers section and import or create a new Cloud Container using the Dropbox credentials you entered before. Note that after you create a new container you will find a Network Share listed in the main Storage Management Network Shares section, which represents the container and makes it accessible via NFS and SMB.

For more on how to configure Dropbox integration on QuantaStor, visit the OSNEXUS wiki.

Categories: Storage Appliance Hardware

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