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Dropbox Backup uses my own space?

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

I would like to know if the backups that Dropbox does and keeps my data for 30 or 120 days uses my own space or not. If I have a 1TB plan, can I use the whole 1TB or not? And if I use, Dropbox will still have a 1TB backup of my files allocated on other servers? tks

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Re: Dropbox Backup uses my own space?

Experienced Collaborator | Level 11

Welcome to the Dropbox Community @marciosm - nice question you've got there 

 

From what I understand you are referring to files that have been deleted from a Dropbox account and the ability of Dropbox to restore them - this is 30 days for basic and Plus users while it expands to 4 months ( 120 days) for the (individual) Professional  plan as well as for the Business teams' plans (as shown here). 

 

The backup of your Dropbox files in their servers won't take up any space from your account whatsoever meaning that you get to use the maximum of your account's quota ( 1 TB). Just note that permanently deleting files won't count against your storage quota. Permanently deleting files after they have already been deleted doesn't free any more space in your Dropbox.

 

As mentioned, for Dropbox Basic (free) and Plus users, deleted files are permanently deleted after 30 days. If you have a Dropbox Professional or Business account, files are permanently deleted after 120 days.

 

I hope this makes sense and let me know if I can clear anything up for you! Thanks.

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Re: Dropbox Backup uses my own space?

Experienced Collaborator | Level 11

Welcome to the Dropbox Community @marciosm - nice question you've got there 

 

From what I understand you are referring to files that have been deleted from a Dropbox account and the ability of Dropbox to restore them - this is 30 days for basic and Plus users while it expands to 4 months ( 120 days) for the (individual) Professional  plan as well as for the Business teams' plans (as shown here). 

 

The backup of your Dropbox files in their servers won't take up any space from your account whatsoever meaning that you get to use the maximum of your account's quota ( 1 TB). Just note that permanently deleting files won't count against your storage quota. Permanently deleting files after they have already been deleted doesn't free any more space in your Dropbox.

 

As mentioned, for Dropbox Basic (free) and Plus users, deleted files are permanently deleted after 30 days. If you have a Dropbox Professional or Business account, files are permanently deleted after 120 days.

 

I hope this makes sense and let me know if I can clear anything up for you! Thanks.

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Re: Dropbox Backup uses my own space?

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

tks for the answer

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Re: Dropbox Backup uses my own space?

Experienced Collaborator | Level 11

No worries @marciosm - glad I could help! 

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