SpiderOak upload never finishes

If you encounter problems with your SpiderOak installation never finishing (on Ubuntu 14.04) with the upload, but it’s always running then you may try the following.

At first download the SpiderOak package. Then open up a terminal and use the following commands.

Change to your home directory and remove the old installation: (this will not remove your files stored in SpiderOak!)

rm -r .config/SpiderOak 
sudo apt-get remove --purge SpiderOak spideroak:i386

Now reinstall SpiderOak:

sudo dpkg -i spideroak.deb 
SpiderOak --setup=-

This will hopefully reinstall your SpiderOak and synchronize it with the server again. The last step can take a long time. So I actually faced this problem twice. Probably because I used the same device name on two different machines (which – guess what – you shouldn’t do 😉 ).

First time I encountered this problem this procedure resolved my problem, the second time the synchronize step never finished (and with never I mean like for 12 hours) even with a decent internet connection – so I cancelled it. I then repeated that procedure but set up a new device name. After an also quite long (few hours) synchronize period my SpiderOak finally came back to life.

Hope this helps you if you encounter similar problems.

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