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Backup entire Dropbox folder to cloud backup service

Backup entire Dropbox folder to cloud backup service

TL73
New member | Level 2

I have stopped using my local hard drive to store my files and instead upload everything to Dropbox.  Realizing the risk this presents, I'd like to create an automatic backup system as a precautionary measure and want to find out if there are any cloud backup services (e.g., Backblaze, etc.) that will synch with my Dropbox folder (not my local hard drive) and create automatic backups? If that's possible, what steps are involved in setting this up?  

 

Thank you.

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Re: Backup entire Dropbox folder to cloud backup service

Rick M.
Experienced Collaborator | Level 13

Many of us consider Dropbox to BE a cloud-based-solution to backup. 

Re: Backup entire Dropbox folder to cloud backup service

TL73
New member | Level 2

Hi Rick - That has been my feeling, too, but it seems risky to only have a single copy of all of my data in one place, so I'm looking for a way to easily create a synched duplicate of all my cloud-based files. Am I being too cautious?

Re: Backup entire Dropbox folder to cloud backup service

Fiona
Dropboxer

Hello @TL73. Thanks for posting in the Community about this. 

There isn’t a way to back up your Dropbox desktop app folder  directly to other services, however there are third party services that can help you do this. Here you will find our official migration partners.

Hope other users jump in to this topic and offer more alternatives. 

Cheers! 


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Re: Backup entire Dropbox folder to cloud backup service

Rick M.
Experienced Collaborator | Level 13

For personal photos sync & share dropbox with as many personal computers both on-site and off-site as you like.

For company confidential information you might feel the need for many "copies". Only you know if you're being 'too cautious.'

Re: Backup entire Dropbox folder to cloud backup service

Здравко
Super Collaborator | Level 20

Hi @Rick M.,

The @TL73's, question is reasonable. Note, Dropbox primary functionality is Syncing, not backup, even though such feature which mimics backup functionality, exists! If your needs are restricted just to "resurrect" unintentionaly deleted file/folder, it's Ok, but when you need full featured backup (for example unlimited multyversion for long time in the past - something tipical for big project of some types), then - additional backup is good idea (either as additional external service or localy implemeted - depending on needs). :wink:

Re: Backup entire Dropbox folder to cloud backup service

Rick M.
Experienced Collaborator | Level 13

I agree. But some of us forget to distinguish between system-backup and user-file-backup.

Re: Backup entire Dropbox folder to cloud backup service

phaques
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Re: Backup entire Dropbox folder to cloud backup service

Ruanth
New member | Level 2

Hi there TL73,

 

I know this might be an old question but I've recently had this thought as well. Dropbox is great and does provide a 180day file recovery for deleted files, but like you, having everything in one place seems to pose a bit of a risk. 

The best solution I've found as of February 14th, 2021 is using a service like "multcloud". For USD120 you can move "unlimited" data from Dropbox to a Backblaze bucket for example. They support several clouds including pcloud, google drive, Backblaze, amazon s3 just to name a few. This seems to work great for me and my team, and we're backing up 30TB between Dropbox and Backblaze.

Hopefully this helps anyone else who's looking for a similar solution

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