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Best Account / Dropbox setup for cost

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

I just want to make sure our small business is setup correctly and we are not over paying for our dropbox storage. We currently use around 30GB (I do not see us ever using over 100GB). We have 1 admin that setup the folder and then 4 users that are shared on it. We currently all pay the yearly fee of $100 a year which ends up being $500 total for all of us to access this shared folder. Is there a way we can set it up that only 1 person pays the $100 fee and we all have access to it? It just seems like we might be doing something wrong?

 

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Re: Best Account / Dropbox setup for cost

Super User II
Super User II

In order to access the data within a shared folder, an account needs to have enough available space in their account to hold that data. So, a Basic user (i.e. a free account) that only has 2GB of available space cannot access a shared folder that has 30GB of data in it. They would need to upgrade their account.

 

So, to answer your question, anyone that wants to access your 30GB shared folder would need to have either a Pro account or a Basic account with 30GB of available space in it.

 

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Re: Best Account / Dropbox setup for cost

Super User II
Super User II
Make sure though you have a MASSIVE security risk assessment upon your set up.

Every single person who has access to the user name and password is technically an account owner. So, if somebody decides to leave/cause issues for the company they could easily, and legitimately, remove all your files/delete things/change emails and passwords etc. and you as a company would have no come back at all - because you worked outside of the security features in place.

Also, the other thing to look at is how quickly you'd need support and assistance if something didnt work. Pro is a home user product and as such comes with those limitations - email only support via a Ticket system and replies within a few days. If you need help quicker you need Business.

 


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Re: Best Account / Dropbox setup for cost

Super User II
Super User II

In order to access the data within a shared folder, an account needs to have enough available space in their account to hold that data. So, a Basic user (i.e. a free account) that only has 2GB of available space cannot access a shared folder that has 30GB of data in it. They would need to upgrade their account.

 

So, to answer your question, anyone that wants to access your 30GB shared folder would need to have either a Pro account or a Basic account with 30GB of available space in it.

 

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Re: Best Account / Dropbox setup for cost

Super User II
Super User II
Make sure though you have a MASSIVE security risk assessment upon your set up.

Every single person who has access to the user name and password is technically an account owner. So, if somebody decides to leave/cause issues for the company they could easily, and legitimately, remove all your files/delete things/change emails and passwords etc. and you as a company would have no come back at all - because you worked outside of the security features in place.

Also, the other thing to look at is how quickly you'd need support and assistance if something didnt work. Pro is a home user product and as such comes with those limitations - email only support via a Ticket system and replies within a few days. If you need help quicker you need Business.

 


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