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Vendor: SpiderOak Inc.

License: Proprietary
Web: http://www.spideroak.com


SpiderOak provides an easy, secure and consolidated free online backup, sync, sharing, access & storage solution for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux

As of openSUSE 13.1 / Dec 20, 2013 there is not a SpiderOak RPM available for openSUSE in the buildservice nor at the SpiderOak main download site. The 32-bit Fedora RPM (5.1.1-1.i386.rpm) available at the main SpiderOak download page has received basic testing with openSUSE 13.1 32-bit. No compatibility issues were identified.


  • Access all your data in one de-duplicated location
  • Configurable multi-platform synchronization
  • Preserve all historical versions & deleted files
  • Share folders instantly in web ShareRooms w / RSS
  • Retrieve files from any internet-connected device
  • Comprehensive 'zero-knowledge' data encryption
  • 2 GBs Free / $10 per 100 GBs / Unlimited devices

The openSUSE board is aiming at a foundation that could make financial deals in the future. The very nice SpiderOak team already want to give us revenue sharing today, we just don't have the means to take it. For now every openSUSE user gets a 15% discount if you buy space from them :) (simply enter opensuse as the coupon code when purchasing and click update for the discount pricing to become available)

Getting Started

With openSUSE 11.3 it's as simple as installing the SpiderOak package via YaST or "zypper in spideroak", then launching "SpiderOak".

Once set up, if left running in your taskbar it can monitor your files and back them up as needed.

Also, if you right click on the background icon it offers a menu of choices. Under the Help sub-menu, you will find the User Forums selection. After making the selection, your browser of choice will open a new tab and log into the SpiderOak user forums.

If you desire to use the SpiderOak User Forums, it is highly recommended you log into them via this method as it does not expose your login credentials to the SpiderOak team themselves.

Running every time you login

If you are using 11.3 with KDE 4.4 you can easily setup SpiderOak to run every time you login to KDE. Just step thru the following:

kde menu (first item on taskbar) - applications - configure desktop - advanced - autostart - Add Program - Internet - SpiderOak Backup

Once you've entered SpiderOak in the autostart list, just close the window and you should be all set.

Other window managers should have equivalent functionality.

Running via cron

If you are using SpiderOak with a server, you may prefer to have it run via cron.

To do so just create a standard cron entry to run /usr/bin/SpiderOak --batchmode on whatever schedule you like.

Note that only one instance of SpiderOak for a given user can be running at one time, so you should not need to both run it via cron and at every login.

Starting Over

SpiderOak records key information in a hidden directory within your home directory (~/.SpiderOak). In particular, it records your account information there and at this time it does not provide a way to change user account name once entered into the SpiderOak configuration screens.

Changing account names is a significant issue because it effects how your PC interacts with the main SpiderOak servers.

If you simply want to delete the current account even on the SpiderOak servers, then use the SpiderOak GUI to delete the account.

If you just want to change how your one openSUSE user account logs into SpiderOak, then the easiest way is to exit the SpiderOak program completely and either rename or delete ~/.SpiderOak.

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