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Explorer | Level 4

Is there a way to limit the Amt of backups so that after that level is reached dropbox eliminates the oldest one?

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Dropboxer
As Rich said, the only ‘backup history’ is per file for up to 30 days, depending on your plan. This can’t be amended in any way.
 
If a third party app is creating backups, then perhaps there are some settings in that app that can limit the number of backups.

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Dropboxer
Hi there, are you referring to the version history of a specific document?
 
If so, there isn’t a way to customize the length of the version history. However, depending on your plan, the version history will only go back for 30 days, or 120 days.
 
Note that the previous versions of files don’t take up any space on your Dropbox account, if that’s your concern.
 
Hope this info helps!

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Explorer | Level 4

No, I want to know if Dropbox can delete the earliest backup when the required number of backups has been reached.

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Super User II

You need to explain exactly what you're referring to. Dropbox isn't a backup service and doesn't create backup sets. It has version history for files, as Jay described, but that's it.

If you actually have backup sets within your Dropbox, another application is storing them there.

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Re: limit amount of backups

Dropboxer
As Rich said, the only ‘backup history’ is per file for up to 30 days, depending on your plan. This can’t be amended in any way.
 
If a third party app is creating backups, then perhaps there are some settings in that app that can limit the number of backups.

Jay
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
https://dropbox.com/support


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