Hi! I have recently subscribed to the Dropbox Professional Plan (which provides 3TB of space). I see that "Dropbox Backup" is included as part of this plan, which allows me to backup 1 computer and 1 HD with an unlimited amount of space. I have installed Dropbox on a new MacBook Pro.
My understanding of the way the storage limits would work is that anything in the Dropbox folder itself would count against my 3TB storage limit, but anything that is stored in other folders such as the computer's Documents or Music folder, for example, would be backed up to the cloud using the "Dropbox Backup" feature of the plan and would not count against the 3TB limit (since the space for this is advertised as being unlimited).
But currently, it appears that all of the files and folders are being counted as taking up my 3TB of storage. I currently have about 1TB of files in the system Documents, Movies, Pictures, and Music folders (outside of the Dropbox folder) and about 300GB in the Dropbox folder. Under settings, Dropbox is showing as 1.3TB of 3TB being used.
I would also like to backup an external HD in the near future and want to make sure that will not count against the 3TB of space.
Can someone please clarify how storage space works with this new "Dropbox Backup" feature?