I’ve finally gotten back to updating and reconfiguring my Raspberry Pi 2 as a headless server and was browsing the forums to see if there’s any other services that I can add. I came across a post on how to add a push and pull utility for Google Drive. Apparently, a Googler, Burcu Dogan, that works on the Drive team abandoned the
drive project that can be used on a Linux system and Emmanuel T Odeke has since picked it up.
Here are the directions for installing it on the Raspberry Pi:
See what version of ARM processor you are using (ARMv6, ARMv7, ARMv8, etc.).
$ cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep "model name"
Browse the drive releases and copy the latest arm binary release URL.
Make the Google Drive directory.
$ mkdir /your/drive/directory
Download the drive binary.
$ wget https://github.com/odeke-em/drive/releases/download/v0.3.4/drive-armv6 -O /usr/local/bin/drive
Make the binary executable.
$ sudo chmod +x /usr/local/bin/drive
$ drive init /your/drive/directory
Open up the Oauth2 link in a browser, copy the key, and paste it into the Raspberry Pi console.
You should be good to go!
- drive v0.3.4
- Raspberry Pi 2 (BCM2709)
- Raspbian Jessie (8)