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possibility for local backups

possibility for local backups

mike03
New member | Level 2

I prefer to have a local copy of my data in addition to the cloud back up.
unfortunately i passed the 2 gb that is available on common notebooks.
it woult be great to have:
- an external harddisc option: every timr the hard disc is attached to the notebook it syncs with drop box
- a NAS option to sync drop box on a NAS in order to have a local back up.
using NAS only allows a data back up, but it does not increase safety as much as it is installed at the same location as the devices it backs up...

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Jay
Dropbox Staff

Hi @mike03, thanks for messaging the Community!

 

In general, we don't support NAS devices, however, there are third party apps that can already backup your Dropbox folder to a NAS, and vice versa.

 

Are you referring to another copy of the local Dropbox folder in a different location entirely?

 

This will help me to assist further!


Jay
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Mike_03
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Hi Jay

I am happy with dropbox so far and I am using it since many years and I am sure your servers are quite safe, never the less a complete local copy on a NAS and/or external hard disc as would be a great thing...

I guess I would only use it for an additional backup as this is not possible anymore with my notebook. I have been continously increasing the selective sync amount but I am at a point where this is not satisfying anymore so this is why I came up with this input. 

thanks for your advice

Mike 

 

Hannah
Dropbox Staff

Thanks for clarifying, @Mike_03 and thanks for your feedback as well.

 

We really appreciate your comments and I will make sure to pass them along to our team.

 

In the meantime, would the external drive backup feature work for you?


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