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Dropbox and iCloud

arnaud7
Helpful | Level 6

Hi, I have several points to clarify with the use of dropbox Backup

 

I am wondering if it is possible to use iCloud and iCloud drive for saving my mac and Dropbox Backup for backing up my external drive. I am aware that I must not use both to save/backup the same files, so I configured Dropbox backup to backup my external drive only, and iCloud is only saving files that are on my mac (excluding my Dropbox folder).

 

 

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Nancy
Dropbox Staff

Welcome back to our forum, @arnaud7!

 

In general, we recommend using one cloud service on your device, so that you can avoid any possible issues in the future or the two services overlapping in any kind of way.

 

If you have any further questions though on Dropbox backup, please let me know.


Nancy
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HappyTJ
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Did you ever get an answer to this question? I am wondering the same thing. THX

Mark
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@HappyTJ wrote:

Did you ever get an answer to this question? I am wondering the same thing. THX


As was said by @Nancy it is really, really not recommended. 


 


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arnaud7
Helpful | Level 6
I have been doing it since I posted this question and it is working seamlessly. I take care of never letting dropbox backup and iCloud save the same files.
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