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Can Dropbox shared folders be synched daily to a local archive?

Explorer | Level 3

I am researching for a small business owner; she is concerned about the future possibility of an employee intentionally deleting folders before leaving the company. She would like to be able to synch shared folders to a non-shared archive site, whether on a personal computer or external hard drive. This would be a daily backup of files. Is this feasible, or are there better, more secure options?

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Re: Can Dropbox shared folders be synched daily to a local archive?

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She cant do this with Dropbox, but, she should certainly have additional backup measures in place - Dropbox is NOT and should NOT be regarded as a backup solution.

One advantage to Dropbox though is (if set up correctly - i.e. everybody has there own account) it would be clear who deleted the files and they would be recoverable within 30 days from Dropbox online. But, this does take a few days at least.

 


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She cant do this with Dropbox, but, she should certainly have additional backup measures in place - Dropbox is NOT and should NOT be regarded as a backup solution.

One advantage to Dropbox though is (if set up correctly - i.e. everybody has there own account) it would be clear who deleted the files and they would be recoverable within 30 days from Dropbox online. But, this does take a few days at least.

 


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Thanks for the reply. By any chance do you have suggestions for backup measures? My searches for 'backup from Dropbox' just go to 'using Dropbox as a backup' which is pretty circular reasoning...
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There aren't any backup solutions for Dropbox as there is not need. Dropbox backs up all user data several times and is far more reliable than using a personal hard drive.
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Dropbox IS NOT a backup solution and should not be relied upon as one. You absolutely should be taking extra precautions to backup your data. External drives are a low-cost solution for additional backups, or you can use third-party backup solutions such as CrashPlan or Backblaze. If you use an external hard drive, there are utilities (such as Microsoft's SyncToy if you're on Windows) that you can use to automatically sync data to a local source.
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@Rich wrote:
Dropbox IS NOT a backup solution and should not be relied upon as one. You absolutely should be taking extra precautions to backup your data. External drives are a low-cost solution for additional backups, or you can use third-party backup solutions such as CrashPlan or Backblaze. If you use an external hard drive, there are utilities (such as Microsoft's SyncToy if you're on Windows) that you can use to automatically sync data to a local source.

Agreed! Mainly Dropbox has snapshots of your documents in the business account up to a certain extent. I would recommend as above to have a Backup System (Cloud or Local) say in case your files are corrupted or Internet is unavailable and other multiple scenarios that can happen. 

 

 

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