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dropbox on multiple local hard drives

dropbox on multiple local hard drives

mattdeanfilms
Helpful | Level 5

I am using dropbox on two local systems for multiple purposes. Some for shared client projects, some for basic storage and some for storing of current project files. It would be EXTREMELY helpful to be able to split my dropbox files between multiple local drives. is this currently possible or can it be made possible in a future version? Thank you.

42 Comments
Zirngibism
Explorer | Level 4

I really really hope they enable this functionality! 

 

The current way it works can be rather crippling.  So many people are underusing their allotted space due to this restriction. 

DHK
Explorer | Level 4

This is quite an important enhancement. My dropbox files are on an internal SSD, but it would be nice to be able to split the less volatile files off to an external drive. Internal drives are usually smaller than external.

 

I would want the files local, rather than using the Smart Sync with files on the host due to the bandwidth (and internet usage limits) necessary to download them when needed. 

bigjolly
New member | Level 2

That would be a great help as my 1TB hard drive is nearly full and I like to keep a full local back just incase.

watsos
New member | Level 2

Agree with the need for this. I have multiple drives for different purposes, such as work in progress, archived, personal, etc. I prefer to use this approach in case of a drive failure, the damage can be isolated. Each drive needs different levels of protection & redundancy - RAID, backups, security, and cloud access.

Please make this happen. 

Vinther
Explorer | Level 3

Yep, this needs to happen asap!

jim_ijn
Explorer | Level 4

It's quite distressing not to be able to split my dropbox account over multiple drives on the one device.  Is this a feature that will be coming soon, or do I need to be assessing other alternative solutions.

Thank you

Jim

baumpi
Helpful | Level 5

This is a much needed feature. We Need this!!

woodyns
Helpful | Level 5

Incredibly useful feature.

RavenM
Explorer | Level 4

Yes! This is a crucial feature that DB should have! I have almost 100 gig of plugins, add-ons, etc. for use with Photoshop, Illustrator, etc. I use them regularly but not daily. I keep the lot on an external drive b/c SSD drive space is hella expensive. But I do want to keep them backed up so I have access to the same set of tools on my laptop, and via the web if need be. My external is always mounted, there is no reason the app should not be able to sync from that directory as well as the DB folder. Please implement this!

mocksim
New member | Level 2

I agree - that would be very handy