After initially deciding to resolve my DBox app issues with a system reinstall, I have instead ordered a replacement system (7 year old laptop) that will take a week or 2 to get here). So I am trying to decide 'what is the role of DBox in this new system' (I upgraded to DB Plus late last week). I need to understand what it does and how it does it and have a couple of questions. Keep in mind that I cannot run the DB app because it is not currently installed (and I cannot get the UI up even when I do install the DB app - probably because DB is finishing tasks that I never wanted done in the first place).
1) If I install the DB app on a Windows 10 system, and I do not enable sync or backup, I assume that DB will still keep my files online in sync with my local (Win10) DB folder. And further assume that DB WILL NOT move any folders or touch anything that isn't in my DB folder. Is that correct? But the 'mirroring' of my local DB folder with my cloud folder still happens even if sync and backup are off. Is that correct?
2) Assume that I installed the DB app on a Win10 system with a 'system SSD drive' and also a traditional hard drive, and I put my local DB store on the traditional drive. Then for some reason when I boot up one day all comes up just fine, but for some technical reason the hard drive did not mount or what ever. I mess around for a few minutes and get it going. So for a time DB is running but thinks that there is no DB folder. Would DB then start 'mirroring' that situation to my cloud files. Then when the local DB folder comes back online would DB start deleting those files on my local drive because they are no longer in my cloud DB folder(s)? And how does that answer change for sync/backup on/off, and possibly other settings that I cannot see because I cannot get the DB app to give me the UI.
I am trying to understand the risks of DB (something that I should have done earlier). Thanks.
@Lusil Thanks for the helpful response. For completeness... as I read your link I do believe that it says that putting your DB Folder anywhere other than where your OS resides is a bad idea.
Use the same hard drive: If you decide to move the folder, choose a location on the same hard drive as your operating system. Dropbox won't work correctly if the Dropbox folder becomes inaccessible, which can happen if it's located on an external drive that gets disconnected.
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