Apical, distributor for solution based product line has launched Dropbox app for Thecus NAS. It allows users to create a folder on their NAS home server that will automatically keep its contents synced with their Dropbox account. The most recent iteration of this module has been the 32 bit version for ThecusOS 5 and ThecusOS 6.
To integrate Dropbox app into the users Thecus NAS server, user just needs to follow the following steps.
Step 1: Create a user account
Once in the ThecusOS 6 Control Panel, user just needs to scroll down to the file sharing/ privilege section and click on the local user configuration icon. Once in the local user configuration menu, user needs to click on the add button and fill in the user’s details and click apply.
Step 2: Install the Dropbox module
Return to the control panel and scroll down to the application server section. Click on the NAS application icon and then install the Dropbox module. Once it has successfully installed, a Dropbox icon appears in the Application Server section.
Step 3: Enable the Dropbox login menu
In the control panel, user needs to scroll up to the system management section. At the bottom of the first column in this section, user needs to click on the UI login functions icon. Once inside, user needs to enable the module option and click apply.
Step 4: Accessing Dropbox’s menu
User needs to logout of Thecus OS 6. Click on the module login button that just add and select Dropbox. User will then be prompted for NAS username and password. Once the Dropbox popup has loaded, user needs to enable the service and click apply. Once a dropbox is enabled, Dropbox module will then attempt to establish a link to the Dropbox network. A window will pop up and user will be prompted to log into Dropbox. Once there, user will need to reenter their Dropbox password so as to link their NAS to Dropbox account. User can now browse their NAS’s Dropbox folder and use this as a regular Dropbox folder:
After the Dropbox has successfully been added, user can delete or add any file from their NAS. Dropbox module allows everyone to conveniently store their data locally on their Thecus NAS and remotely with Dropbox making it very easy to sync and navigate between accounts.