Ade Malsasa Akbar contact
Senior author, Open Source enthusiast.
Sunday, June 28, 2015 at 13:45

HubiC is a cloud storage from OVH, a French data hosting company. HubiC claims every data will be replicated in three different OVH data centres located in France. It offers us huge cloud storage (25 GB free, and more offerings). And the most interesting thing is hubiC provides a Linux desktop client. Unfortunately, it has no GUI yet. But I will show you how to install and use it on Ubuntu 15.04. HubiC client for Linux at this date (June 28th 2015) is still in beta and it is still available only for Debian-based.

Download hubiC

To download hubiC, visit this file server and have the latest version. Download the .deb package for Ubuntu.

wget - If you can not visit that page, you may use this wget command to get 2.1.0 version wget

Forum - To stay tuned with hubiC for Linux releases, you can visit this official forum page.

Install hubiC

To install hubiC, I advise you to use GDebi. It will help you install all dependencies automatically. To use GDebi, right-click on hubiC package file > open with > select GDebi. HubiC was created with Mono so it needs some Mono library when installing.

Addition: I advise you to have GDebi always. Install GDebi when finished installing Ubuntu. It will help you a lot.

Use hubiC

Because hubiC is still in console form, you must run it in Terminal. But it is quite simple.

Login - To use hubiC client, you should login first into hubiC online service. Use hubic login /home/yourname/yourfolder command. Yes, you should specify first what folder to sync for hubiC. For example, I use my Downloads folder so any of its content will be synchronized with my online hubiC. See picture below.

Upload - To upload your local files, use command hubic synchronize. Automatically, all your local files will uploaded into the hubiC server.

Download - To download your online files into you local computer, use command hubic synchronize again. Basically, it will upload or download, so your local and online folder will have all the same files.

Further - For more usages, you may use command hubic help. It tells you all basic hubiC commands. For example, logout and publish.

Closing Words

I hope hubiC will have GUI version soon. It is awesome for me to know hubiC after I wrote about Seafile and Mega. This effort to provide Linux client is very good, so I think hubiC will gain more Linux users later. Thank you, OVH.