"STRONGLY recommended that you don't" isn't an answer to the question. I totally get that you don't want to repeat the discussions that have already been had, but maybe link to one of them so that we have the info needed to our own informed decisions. Thanks, at least, for letting us know that we need to continue our search to find those other threads. I just don't think this response should've been marked as a "solution."
Mr. Mark, your recommendation is not valid in my case as i do not want to buy an external hard drive and carry it along everywhere i go. I just want to upgrade to Catalina and i want to make a quick clone of my hard drive, just in case and a cloud solution seems perfect to me.
@Mark wrote: Its STRONGLY recommended that you dont - there are lots of threads on here about where it doesnt play well.
Its also worth remembering, and pointing out, that Dropbox isnt a back up tool. Its a syncing one and so you really shouldnt rely upon it as a back up one.
dropbox's rollback functionality makes it a fantastic user friendly, realtime, always online and offsite backup solution as i found recently after a malware hack that encrypted all our files and backups. dropbox was the only backup resilient enough to survive and it was easy to restore everything.
you can call it whatever you want but its far superior as a backup solution than anything else on the market. using timemachine on top of that would be the icing on the cake.
Annoying that this "solution" is the first thread that pops up when you search for "time machine" on this forum and when you search "time machine and dropbox" on Google. It's not a solution. "There lots of threads" just a go search, helpful.
Well, I did from the start and this is the first thread that shows up which offers zero answer but search more. Had I known it's not a helpful thread, I wouldn't have clicked on it after searching. Waste of time. Too bad thumbs down isn't an option in order to sink this post into oblivion, so it stops coming up as the #1 search result for this question. My apologies for being salty, but just frustrating when you're already searching for a solution and this non-solution is the top result.