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    With no WebDAV and no native linux client, the only way for linux users to automate Box backups is with FTP or FTPS. But ftp(s) connections fail EVERY TIME for folders with more than a certain number of files in them. This is not an acceptable alternative for linux users, and it's wasting you bandwidth.

    I would like to just send new files when I mirror my maildir folder on Box. But I cannot, because there are too many files to use lftp's mirror command; I get a "max-retries exceeded" just when sharing the list of files. So I have to tar up the whole darn folder and send that instead. I do that every day.

    So every day there is no linux client, you are wasting about a gb of daily bandwidth from me alone. And that's because I'm nice, and restrict the collection to the past year. If I did all my email, I'd send 6gb every day.

    If you are a Linux user, let's continue to send them this message. I can't even see how it's cost effective for them to continue this nonsense.

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