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How do you synchronize Keepass? [answered]

asked 2014-11-14 18:36:11 +0200

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I have understood that OwnKeepass database can be synchronized with Sailbox (if you also use a local key file for security).

Yes, I uploaded the database file from memo/Documents to Sailbox and could see the password entries directly from Dropbox on my mac.

But can I open the updated database from Sailbox in the ownKeepass program? I have not found how to define a file path for Sailbox files. (I haven't even succeeded to copy a file from Sailbox to Documents)

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see answer below. one addition : to use file from sailbox, set document path to 'sailbox local storage' in ownkeepasss.

naytsyrhc ( 2014-11-14 19:20:12 +0200 )edit

Oh yes. But when I select sailbox local storage, it tries to open /home/nemo/Downloads/{dropbox-dir-and-file} . There are no Dropbox files in that path!

jpek-m ( 2014-11-14 19:30:47 +0200 )edit

that strange indeed. maybe the sailbox storage folder moved in a newer version? Did you try to look for the folder using some file manager (e.g. cargo dock) or terminal?

naytsyrhc ( 2014-11-14 22:38:49 +0200 )edit

The ownkeepass help page says sailbox storage is in /home/nemo/Downloads

naytsyrhc ( 2014-11-14 22:43:05 +0200 )edit

If you click a file in Sailbox, you may download it to Downloads directory. It looks like that is the planned way to transfer files

jpek-m ( 2014-11-15 08:42:59 +0200 )edit

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answered 2014-11-14 19:16:36 +0200

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I use owncloud ti sync my keepass file, but this pretty much the same.

The advice to use a keyfile alongside you password is just an advice. You can just put the keepass database in any cloud service without using a keyfile. This is not recommended though , as someone who gets access to the database can take his cpu power and try to attack your password and so may get access to all your passwords. The keyfile is making this harder if not almost impossible. You should not upload your keyfile alongside the database.

Back to the initial question: if you configure ownkeepass to look for your database in dropbox folder, there should be no extra steps for you. just sync with sailbox and open keepass file in ownkeepass.

If you want to store the database e.g. in you documents folder, you may use cargo dock as comfortable file manager to copy it there (supports dropbox as well).

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