Mount Your Cloud Services in Ubuntu with OTIXO

This brief tutorial shows you how to map your cloud services like SkyDrive, Google Docs, Box, Dropbox, Picasa, MobileMe, Amazon S3, FTP and many others in Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) with OTIXO.

Now, this may also work in other versions of Ubuntu as OTIXO uses WebDAV to mount these services. When these cloud services are mounted in Ubuntu, they will appear as if they are locally attached mount points that you can interact with. This allows you to create, modify and delete folders stored in the cloud from your desktop.

 

  

Objectives:

  • Register for OTIXO service online
  • Mount your cloud services
  • Enjoy!

 

The first thing you must do in order to make this whole thing work is to register for a free account at otixo.com. After registering and confirming your account, logon to OTIXO and being adding your cloud services.

 

When you’re done, logon to Ubuntu and open Nautilus. When Nautilus opens, click ‘File –> Connect to Server’

 

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Then type the server address, connection type, your username and password and click ‘Connect’

dav.otixo.com

 

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Enjoy!

 

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That’s it!

2 thoughts on “Mount Your Cloud Services in Ubuntu with OTIXO”

  1. Thanks for the tip.
    I use Xfce, with Thunar as the default file manager (Thunar version: 1.6.3; distro: Linux Mint 16, based on Xubuntu 13.10).
    Thunar does not provide the option to connect to a remote drive, like Nautilus does.
    However, I was able to connect to Otixo by typing “davs://dav.otixo.com/” into the address bar, then hitting enter.
    In the dialog that ensues, you can type your Otixo ID and password, and ask the system to remember your password, for this session only or indefinitely.
    Folders should then appear in the main pane (in my case, Google Drive and OneDrive), and a network folder labeled “/ on dav.otixo.com” appear in the navigation pane.
    You can make a shortcut in your favorites (renaming it any way you want) for quick access.

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